Weekly Roundup #04 – New Maker Products // News

The Weekly Roundup has a few interesting products with LIDARs, Arduinos, audio and video processing, MESH networks and even an open source power supply. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #04 – New Maker Products // News

Weekly Roundup #01 – New Maker Products // News

This is the start of a series that I’ll be publishing every week letting you know of some interesting Maker products you can get on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Tindie, and all the popular and non-popular vendor sites and anything else I can find.

I’ll highlight some of the more interesting products in my video, and put the rest up here.
My aim is to give you a heads up so you don’t have to go searching. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #01 – New Maker Products // News

Lilypad Simblee: Mobile apps using the Arduino IDE // Review

The new Simblee has been on the market for around a year. How can you use the Simblee BLE in your next IoT project? How easy is it to create nice looking smartphone apps straight from the Arduino IDE?

How does it perform in a real world example? Continue reading Lilypad Simblee: Mobile apps using the Arduino IDE // Review

Learning Arduino: Button debounce matters // Episode 5 // Tutorial

Episode 5 of MickMake Mates tutorial into Learning Arduino builds on previous episodes and takes you further into Learning Arduino. This episode covers:
– What is debounce?
– What are some ways of resolving debounce?
– What does a capacitor do?
– The start of an Uber project that merges 3 tutorials into one. Continue reading Learning Arduino: Button debounce matters // Episode 5 // Tutorial

Learning Arduino: Pullups and Analog Inputs // Episode 4 // Tutorial

MickMake is teaching Tim how to program an Arduino so that he can build an automatic firing mechanism for his Nerf guns. In Episode 4 he learns about resistor colour codes, pullup resistors, potentiometers, and reading Analog data. Continue reading Learning Arduino: Pullups and Analog Inputs // Episode 4 // Tutorial