Make a PCB from scratch using EasyEDA // Part 2 // Tutorial

This is the second part of my video on building a simple PCB using EasyEDA. This time we’ll be taking a look at how to use a solder stencil, placing SMD components, soldering using kitchen equipment and how to fix up your mistakes. Continue reading Make a PCB from scratch using EasyEDA // Part 2 // Tutorial

Atmel Software Framework and build chain in a Docker container

A follow-up to my video tutorial: “Program an Atmel SAM without an IDE”. I’ve created a Docker container on GitHub with a complete ASF build chain. Ready to go. Go for it! Continue reading Atmel Software Framework and build chain in a Docker container

Program an Atmel SAM without an IDE. // Tutorial

I’ve been asked this question a couple times. How do you program an Atmel SAM MCU without a boot loader or the Arduino IDE?

In this video I’ll show you how to do this using Linux and an Atmel In-Circuit Debugger. Continue reading Program an Atmel SAM without an IDE. // Tutorial

LinuxFu #01: What Is Linux? // Technology

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Multiplexing: Doing more with less. // Technology

Multiplexing was first used in the 1870s, but what is it and how is it used? What are the various types of multiplexing? What about keyboard matrices and Charlieplexing? Continue reading Multiplexing: Doing more with less. // Technology

What is I2C? How does it work? // Technology

What is I2C? How does it work? This is another QuickBits video giving you a brief overview of how I2C works. Continue reading What is I2C? How does it work? // Technology

What is LoRa? // Technology

This QuickBits video I’ll be taking a look at what LoRa is and why it’s becoming so popular. Continue reading What is LoRa? // Technology

Saving Electronics: What Can You Save? // Tutorial

How to save around US$623 by scavenging from junk. If you live in a country that has regular roadside junk collection, they can be a goldmine of electronics spare parts. Continue reading Saving Electronics: What Can You Save? // Tutorial

MQTT Mosquitto on a Pi Zero W in under 5 minutes // Tutorial

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Setting up the Mosquitto MQTT Broker is pretty easy. In this video I’ll show you how to setup a Broker in under 5 minutes. Continue reading MQTT Mosquitto on a Pi Zero W in under 5 minutes // Tutorial

Headless Pi Zero W: 2 easy ways of connecting // Tutorial

This QuickBits video will show you two ways to setup your Raspberry Pi Zero W from scratch without a keyboard or screen using WiFi or USB connectivity. This is often called a headless setup. Continue reading Headless Pi Zero W: 2 easy ways of connecting // Tutorial

What Is MQTT? // Technology

In this QuickBits episode we’ll be seeing why MQTT was invented, what it is, how it works and why it’s so popular with FaceBook, Amazon and Makers alike. Continue reading What Is MQTT? // Technology

LoRa on batteries: How long does it last? // Technology

LoRa is the best thing since sliced bread, but how long can it last on battery? Is this new long range technology just a massive current drain? Find out in this video. Continue reading LoRa on batteries: How long does it last? // Technology