Here’s a video tutorial on how to set up the Bus Prate for the MIDI protocol from Bent-Tronics: Until now there hasn’t been much on the interwebs on how to set up the Dangerous Prototypes Bus Pirate for decoding MIDI data. Here’s my contribution, which happens to be on International Talk Like a Pirate Day. More […]
Eduardo Cruz from Arcade Hacker writes: Dear all, after a few months of testing we are extremely happy to release the new clean desuicide / security programing method for Capcom’s CPS2 hardware. This guide is the result of almost two years of work by an small group of arcade enthusiasts to unravel the secrets of […]
Francesco over at Garage Tech posted a detailed how-to on building a Raspberry Pi Zero POV setup to display text from a file using an LED: The most important part of getting the Pi Zero POV to run smoothly is given by how do you fix the payload of this spinning rocket onto the CD. […]
Jesse from Bent-Tronics has posted a tutorial on how to make a DIY MIDI tester: A quick and dirty (and cheap) MIDI tester. Sometimes you just need to know if a MIDI controller is outputting anything. Even many high-end MIDI modules/boxes will have a “MIDI Activity” light, just to let you know something is being transmitted/received. That’s […]
David has posted a tutorial on how to use an Arduino Mega to interface the ov7670 sensor. More details at TheRandomLab. Check out the video after the break.
Yahya Tawil over at All About Circuits posted a detailed how-to on building a control circuit with adjustable working time via Wi-Fi: In this article, you’ll learn how to build a system that can turn DC loads on and off using a mobile application. You’ll also learn how to perform this task via immediate actions or via […]
Rui Santos has released a new project called ‘ESP8266 RGB Color Picker’. He writes: In this project, you’re going to build a web server with an ESP8266 to remotely control an RGB LED. This project is called ESP8266 RGB Color Picker. Full details at Random Nerd Tutorials site. Check the video after the break.
Neoway M590 GPRS tutorial on sending and receiving files from/to SD card from Vadim Panov: Here’s a bit of useful info from what I’ve been doing lately. I got a job to design a device that connects to a web-server via GPRS and downloads a bunch of tiny WAV files, that it later plays on […]
Yahya Tawil wrote a tutorial about flashing EFM32 MCUs with OpenOCD using FT2232H adapter: Learn how to make flashing your ARM-based MCU easy by using OpenOCD debugger with an FT2232H adapter. Old MCUs from vendors like ATMEL and MICROCHIP, like the PIC16F and Atmega family, tend to have a special programming interface to program internal […]
Here’s the part 2 of Yahya Tawil’s Eagle CAD tips and tricks we covered previously: In part 1, we talked about the importance of issuing commands with your keyboard and using your mouse effectively. In this part, we will continue talking about other useful tips and tricks for using Eagle CAD. Read part 1’s tips and […]
Yahya Tawil from All About Circuits shares some Eagle CAD tips and tricks that you may not be aware of: Most hobbyists and many professionals use Eagle CAD as a daily tool in designing schematics and laying out PCB. I’m going to share with you the most important tips and tricks for using Eagle CAD, […]
Rui Santos from Random Nerd Tutorials writes: In this project you’ll create a standalone web server with a Raspberry Pi that can toggle two LEDs. You can replace those LEDs with any output (like a relay or a transistor). In order to create the web server you will be using a Python microframework called Flask. […]
Raj from Embedded Lab has posted a comprehensive tutorial on how to use BMP180 for temperature, pressure, and altitude measurements: The BMP180 is a new generation digital barometric pressure and temperature sensor from Bosch Sensortec. In this tutorial, we will briefly review this device and describe how to interface it with an Arduino Uno board for […]
TC-Engineering writes: I’ve been thinking about building stuff with FPGA’s for a while, and usually get turned away because FPGA’s are considerably harder to implement than microcontrollers since they have no on-chip memory. It is necessary to re-program the gates every time they power up, which requires an external flash memory chip. There aren’t great […]
Rui Santos writes, “In this project we are going to establish a wireless communication between two ESPs and send data from three sensors to an Excel spreadsheet. This tutorial shows a wireless weather station with data logging that you can implement in your home.” Project info at Random Nerd Tutorials site.
John Boxall from Tronixstuff has written an article on using Blynk with Arduino: There are many ways of remotely-controlling your Arduino or compatible hardware over the Internet. Some are more complex than others, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your level of expertise. Lately we’ve become more interested in this topic […]
Tutorial on the theory, design and characterization of a CMOS transimpedance amplifier from The Signal Path: In this episode, Shahriar and Shayan discuss the design and characterization of a deceptively simple CMOS inverter-based transimpedance amplifier. The the large and small signal behavior of the CMOS inverter is discussed and measured using the Keithley 2450 and […]
Here’s an alternative method for making PCB vias using conductive ink from Diyouware: We developed an alternative method for making PCB vias through-hole using our robot. As you probably know the traditional DIY method consists in threading a wire through the holes and then soldering it and then cutting it off. For example, if we have 100 vias in […]
Rui Santos made a new project, an ESP8266 remote controlled sockets: In this project your’re going to build a web server with an ESP8266 that can control remotely any sockets (safely!). Project info at Rui’s Random Nerd Tutorials site. Check out the video after the break.