SparkysWidgets: Hakko demo and giveaway

@SparkysWidgets tweted, “Latest video is up where I giveaway @HakkoUSA FX-888D @sparkfun swag and a @dangerousproto Bus Pirate” This is just a short demonstration video where I set the parameters on a FX-888D and then solder some SMD parts and show how one can create other types of soldering jobs! This is also the video […]

DEMO: MMA7455L 3-axis accelerometer

Here’s a demo of the MMA7455L 3-axis accelerometer in SPI mode using the Bus Pirate. We’ve got this sensor on a breakout board for $15. The MMA7455L has: 2/4/8g selectable measurement range 10bit or 8bit output force and pulse detection with interrupt I2C and SPI interface 3.3volts Get the MMA7455L breakout board for $15 at […]

Bus Pirate: MMA7456L three-axis accelerometer

Starlino used the Bus Pirate to explore a Freescale MMA7456L, a three-axis accelerometer with both I2C and SPI interfaces. The surface mount chip is on a homemade though-hole breakout board, there’s also a tutorial on this handy adapter. You can get a Bus Pirate for $30, including worldwide shipping at Seeed Studio. Adafruit also has […]

Demo: Noritake Serial VFD

Edouard Lafargue let us republish his demonstration of a Noritake GU140x32-7002 Serial VFD screen (may prompt about a secure certificate). The Noritake VFD used here is a “Show and Tell” 140×32 semi-graphical VFD. This display has the big advantage of being able to display graphics and manage so-called ’user windows’, making it a good choice […]