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Another shipment of fun stuff from Digikey and NKCelectronics

I think this will be my most… well thought out…. project yet!  Woohoo!

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NKCelectronics Rocks! – NKC has great customer service

I got some more gear in the mail yesterday. Below is an image of what my Arduino Ethernet Shield, from NKCelectronics looked like when I got it out of the packaging. I was totally willing to keep this, and repair it myself, but NKC stepped up to the plate and hit a customer service home […]

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Not your usual PIR sensor – playing with ZDots

I made an order a while ago from DigiKey. I got some basic electronics prototyping stuff as well as a few sensors and LEDs t play around with. One of the more interesting things I picked up was a Ziglog ZDots PIR sensor (click to view datasheet). Now this is not the usual PIR sensor […]

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PySerial and Arduino – communication with software

My first order of stuff from DigiKey arrived today – yay!  Unfortunately it is so tightly packed inside the box that I am unable to dig in more here at work.  More on that later… Yesterday i began exploring making the arduino communicate with the computer it is attached to.  Not having a breadboard left […]

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Electronic Odyssey – pt.1.5 – First steps, and some info on driving 8×8 rgb matrixes

So after receiving my arduino last week from Seeed studio, I have been itching to give it a roll.  Unfortunately, as I mentioned before, I stupidly forgot to pick up a breadboard so I have been pretty limited to what I can do.  That has not stopped me from hooking up a single LED and my giant […]

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Electronic Odyssey – pt.1

This one falls on the HARD side of hardware… Inspired by my good friend Nick, who does EE and works at the product design / idea house TwisThink, I decided to jump into the world of physical computing via Arduino.    I apparanty know a thing or two about software, so I thought I would mix […]

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