Category «Projects»

Projects (Electronic, Electrical and Others) that are being worked on or developed. Some may fail but this is where you can find the beginnings to work with if you so choose to build upon them.

Model railway under development

I’ve always wanted a miniature railroad in a glass top coffee table, I think there are some awesome ones around that people have done. Well, I’ve started developing a project to build my own fully controllable N scale (1:160) layout running at least 2 locomotives either manually or fully automatic (DCC). There is a theme …

ChipKIT, I’m converted

Ok, I’m officially a convert to the ChipKIT development platform as far as quick prototyping goes. Having used Arduino and don’t get me wrong, I will continue to use Arduino in various forms but the features of the PIC32 in the ChipKIT boards is just amazing. More room for programs, more I/O’s is just the …

$9 Arduino Compatible Starter Kit

A number of months ago, I stumbled upon a crowd funded project. Being new to the whole crowd funding at the time I umm’d and aahhh’d about whether to hand over some cash to help fund this project on Indiegogo. The project was a $9 Arduino compatible stater kit, this was an Arduino Leonardo compatible …

Just the nudge I needed to get going

I have been wanting to get into playing around with Arduino for quite some time. However, for what ever reason I have not taken the plunge and ordered an Arduino board. That was until recently, a friend asked if I’d be interested in programming up a project for her, which just so happens to be …