Section: // Tutorials (Posts: 35)
Watch playlist // Tutorials on YouTube.
Tutorials and HOWTOs to show you how selected technology can fit together.
Running GoLang on an STM32 MCU. A quick tutorial.
If you’re a fan of GoLang then your options are limited in the embedded world. So, here’s a couple of options for you with a working bare metal example for an STM32 MCU written entirely in Go.
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!
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.
LinuxFu #01: What Is Linux? // Technology
This is the first video in the LinuxFu series designed to take you from knowing nothing about Linux to knowing everything. This first episode we’ll be looking at a bit of history, what Linux is and what makes it so special.
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?
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.
What is LoRa? // Technology
This QuickBits video I’ll be taking a look at what LoRa is and why it’s becoming so popular.
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.
MQTT Mosquitto on a Pi Zero W in under 5 minutes // Tutorial
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learning Arduino: More Nerf sensors! // Episode 8 // Tutorial
Episode 8 of MickMake Mates tutorial into Learning Arduino takes a look at other types of sensors that will measure the RPM of a flywheel, dart counting and also data logging.
Learning Arduino: What sensor to use? // Episode 7 // Tutorial
Sensors are important if you want to interact with the physical world.
Episode 7 of MickMake Mates tutorial into Learning Arduino looks at sensors and how they can be used in Tim’s ultimate Nerf gun mod.
How to use Amazon Echo/Alexa in your next project // Tutorial
What’s a Maker project without cool voice recognition? This article will show you how easy it is to use Amazon Echo aka Alexa Voice Service in your next project.
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.
Learning Arduino: Button debounce matters // Episode 5 // Tutorial
Episode 5 of MickMake Mates tutorial into LearningArduino builds on previous episodes and takes you further into LearningArduino. 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.
Blockchain: Why is it great for IoT Makers? // Technology
What is Blockchain? What is Ethereum? Why is this important for the Maker? How can it replace some of the IoT architecture? In this video I’ll be taking you through the basics of Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Ethereum and how it can help the Maker.
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.
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.
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.