How to make the live streaming Christmas Tree Game. // Project

This video is a follow up to my Christmas Tree live stream. It’s pretty easy project and you should be able to make it in a day once you have all the bits. Continue reading How to make the live streaming Christmas Tree Game. // Project

The Teensy 3.6: Extreme MCUs // Review

My last Teensy review concentrated more on version 3.5.

This review will be taking a look at the 3.6 and the changes that have happened to Teensyduino. Continue reading The Teensy 3.6: Extreme MCUs // Review

Weekly Roundup #08 – New Maker Products // News

This week’s Weekly Roundup we’re seeing sensors, STEM teaching aids, a blast from the past, the CHIPpro and also a holographic display. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #08 – New Maker Products // News

The Teensy 3.5: Bigger on the inside. // Review

Paul Stoffregen’s new Teensy is packed with features.

Why is this board such a milestone? Will it become the “Raspberry Pi” of the Arduino world? Continue reading The Teensy 3.5: Bigger on the inside. // Review

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

Learning Arduino: Sketch code walkthrough // Episode 6 // Tutorial

Episode 6 of MickMake Mates tutorial into Learning Arduino takes a walk through the code of the debounce tutorial. Continue reading Learning Arduino: Sketch code walkthrough // Episode 6 // Tutorial

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

Learning Arduino: Soldering and Digital Inputs // Episode 3 // Tutorial

So you want to learn Arduino?

One of my mates, Tim, is on a mission to do the same. In this third episode Tim looks at detecting inputs. Continue reading Learning Arduino: Soldering and Digital Inputs // Episode 3 // Tutorial

Learning Arduino: Digital Outputs // Episode 2 // Tutorial

So you want to learn Arduino? So does one of my mates, Tim. In this second video episode Tim leaps into creating his first program. Continue reading Learning Arduino: Digital Outputs // Episode 2 // Tutorial

Learning Arduino: The Basics // Episode 1 // Tutorial

So you want to learn Arduino? So does one of my mates, Tim. In this first video episode you can learn along with Tim. Continue reading Learning Arduino: The Basics // Episode 1 // Tutorial