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RC boat with NRF24L01+ and Arduino

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Markus Gritsch writes: I and my little son built a small electric boat from a kit. However, the kit only offered turning on the motor with a switch, and let the boat cruise wherever fortune it may take. I thought why not improve it a bit by adding some RC...

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Project curve tracer

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

  Jason Jones has been working on a curve tracer project: As the hardware is at the point of initial release, but the firmware and GUI aren't quite there yet, I decided that it would be prudent to split off the firmware and GUI components into their own GIT repositories....

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110v temperature controlled soldering station build no. 2

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Mike Doughty from PCB Smoke shared his DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station in the project log forum: This project is build number 2 of a 110v temperature controlled soldering station. It is a follow-up post to the project that I was working on last October. Blog post with complete...

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UCload: revisited

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Sjaak has posted an update on his uC controlled dummy load project we covered previously: I finally found some time to check out the UCload project. A couple of weeks ago I quickly soldered the PCB and wrote a quick’n’dirty firmware for it. The basic functionality was working, but it...

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Therm RTD

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Matthew Reed writes: Therm RTD is an addition to the Therm PID Controller family, with support for RTD temperature sensors. RTDs (or Resistance Temperature Detectors) use a coil of fine wire made from a material (usually platinum, copper or nickel) that has a very predictable temperature coefficient of resistance (or change...

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ESP8266 wireless SID project

Monday, March 7th, 2016

bl4rk shares his ESP8266 wireless SID in the project log forum: I've been trying to start a SID project for about 5 years now. Back then I wanted to use a 6502 along with a CPLD and other 'real' hardware... while I might still do something like that (or even try to...

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R-Kade Zero project

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

TonyD shares his latest DirtyPCB project in the project log forum: the R-Kade Zero, a tiny video gaming system It's basically a interchangeable mini gaming controller board for the RPi Zero. Being interchangeable it gives the player a choice for their favourite style of play. You can visit his Kickstart page for more...

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Unisolder 5.2

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

In this video Dumitruv demonstrates his Unisolder 5.2 designed by Sparkybg: First part is the calibration with a precise 10 Ohm resistor then I plug the iron and you can see the temperature stabilizing after quite awhile. Once it stabilizes I touch the wet sponge and it goes out of...

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Monitoring woodstove temperature with a MAX31855 Quad Thermocouple BoosterPack

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Spirilis over at the 43oh forum writes: This was a project begun last winter in the hopes of having an array of thermocouples to monitor my old woodstove when operating it. Well, I never got around to finishing it, but I have a fancy new woodstove as of this fall, and I...

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DIY USB volume knob

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Markus Gritsch made a nice USB volume control knob for his computer: After having been inspired by this Instructable [1] I also wanted to make a nice looking volume knob to attach to my computer. It uses the TrinketHidCombo library [2], but on a Digispark board, to have one more...

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Over the top UCload

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Sjaak has published a new build, uC controlled dummy load: I'm mostly a digital guy, but I'm wanting to design my own power supply. If I'm wanting to test that i need a dummy load. I got inspired by the re:load (www.arachnidlabs.com/reload ). I added a microcontroller, rotary switch, external...

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Arduino Zero using a xQFP80 +50 Protoboard

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Tom Keddie shared his Zero project using a xQFP80 +50 Protoboard: I need more processing power than an AVR for an upcoming project so I ordered an Arduino Zero to take a look at the SAMD ARM processors. Unfortunately my son coveted the box it came in, once the two...

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Mini version of the OSI-300 trainer

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Here's Christopher's mini version of the OSI-300, he wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: The OSI Model 300 Computer Trainer was advertised by Ohio Scientific Instruments in 1976 as a computer designed to introduce individuals to computers and teach them the basics of programming the MOS 6502...

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PIC24 bedside table alarm clock

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Markus Gritsch posted pictures of his PIC24 bedside table alarm clock in the project log forum: Another year, another clock, but for the first time for my alarm clocks. I am not using an MSP430 but a PIC24 instead. Standby current is with 5.5 µA only slightly higher than that of my MSP430...

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Beaglebone Black music box project

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Brian's Beaglebone Black music box project:  I would like to thank Miero for his hard work on the linux I2S driver for Beaglebone Black's SOC without the driver this project would not exist. You can see the design in its enclosure here below and in the following video The design is...

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LiFePO4 charger

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Markus Gritsch shared his LiFePO4 charger project in the forum: Since I really like using LiFePO4 AA and AAA batteries in some of my projects, I finally gave in and built a dedicated charger for them. Previously I used a lab power supply to mimic the constant current/constant voltage charging curve, which...

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DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Mike Doughty over at PCBSmoke shared his DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station in the project log forum: This post shows how to build a do it yourself 110 volt soldering station. It is a step by step guide that shows how to convert a regular plug-in soldering iron into a temperature...

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Universal soldering controller

Friday, September 18th, 2015

SZ64 posted picture of his soldering controller PCB build in the project log forum: Hi sparkybg, You have indeed perish in labor ;-) Just say that you are well.  I managed to finally all up and running as it should. Via the forum.  

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Simple pendulum tiltmeter

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Jbeale shared his tiltmeter project in the forum: Apparently the most popular sensor for this purpose is an "electrolytic tilt sensor", basically a bubble level with internal electrodes. These are not exactly consumer items. I tried building a simple pendulum tiltmeter using a split-photodiode, Optek OPR2100 (about $10 from Mouser)...

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R/C Aircraft lighting controller

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Ezflyr shared his R/C Aircraft lighting controller in the project log forum.  He writes: I'm an avid R/C modeler, and I'm just finishing up my latest 'winter building' project, a 150" wingspan Douglas DC-3!  I wanted to add a continuously flashing strobe light on the vertical stabilizer of the airplane,...

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