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YouTube Channel

I’ve been setting up equipment to start a ProjectAVR YouTube channel for a while. Almost there now. Just a few more pieces of the jigsaw to put in place. In the mean time, I’ve been learning about video editing and … Continue reading

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KiCad is an EDA program, similar to Eagle, Altium and the like. I last tried it some years ago and found it to be very difficult to use, not least because of the inevitable steep learning curve that all CAD … Continue reading

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Display Planning

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with the cheap 32×128 and 64×128 OLED Displays available from various emporiums. I’ve managed to prototype a simple Temp/Humidity/Pressure device without too much trouble, details will probably appear on in due course. One of the … Continue reading

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Lets have another go!

Well, inspired by the announcement of the Specnext, I’ve decided to get back to work on my ZAViouR Board. It’s been a long time coming but now, I really want to get it going. I got a little disheartened when … Continue reading

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The Spectrum Coming Next

I’ve been out of the loop somewhat but recently I heard of a new retro-computing project called the ZX Spectrum Next. It’s an update of the original Sinclair Spectrum Plus but with lots of added bells and whistles. I grew … Continue reading

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ZAViouR Lives!

After a painful few days programming, trying to identify why I couldn’t do a simple thing like load SRAM with data, I found that I’d mis-typed one of the port names in the init routine. After editing the single character … Continue reading

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Distractions (ESP8266 Flash Board)

Lately, I’ve been distracted from general AVR stuff by the now ubiquitous ESP8266. I purchased a few ESP-01 boards and an ESP-03 board a while before moving location and I’ve just got around to learning a little about them. The … Continue reading

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New minDUINO Variant.

Way back last year, before all the hassle that moving location entails, I started to design a minDUINO variant to work with the UKHASNet mesh network. Finally, having gotten settled down, to a degree, in my new location on the … Continue reading

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minDUINO Update

I always find that my designs evolve over time. There’s always something that can be improved upon. It’s only when you can use a board in a real life context that ideas for improvements spring to mind. That added to … Continue reading

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Creating a PCB

To create a PCB (Printed Circuit Board), I was going to use pre-sensitized material. That is to say that the PCB has a layer of UV sensitive material applied on to of the copper layer. To create a circuit, a … Continue reading

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