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Spectrum Next Kickstarter Active!

After what seems a very long wait, the Spectrum Next Kickstarter campaign has started. This machine promises to be everything the retro-computing fan would need. A very well ‘speced’ machine (pardon the pun) with active development, a thriving community and … Continue reading

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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

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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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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ZAViouR Demo and plans

Development continues on ZAViouR Boards v1.01 and v1.02. With a simple bit of Arduino code, you can insert Z80 Hex coded machine code into the ‘Sketch’ via bin2h.exe then compile and run it. Demonstrated here with a simple routine to … Continue reading

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Universal Regulator Board

I have just published my design for a Universal Regulator Board in the Non-AVR Projects section. The idea behind it was that I was using much the same power supply for the majority of my projects, a 7805 and associated … Continue reading

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ESP’ecially good!

The ESP8266 ESP-01/03 Flash/Proto v1.4 boards arrived today. I set about building one up to test it and it all checks out. I used my usual SMD soldering technique of placing blobs of solder paste on each of the connections … Continue reading

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ESP8266 ESP01/03 Flash-Prototype Board

The ESP01/03 Flash-Prototype Boards arrived from the fabricator. Good quality boards in a reasonable time. Although not Hackvana (Sorry Mitch, I’ll be back for the next batch!). Here you see two of the boards, one populated with an ESP-01 module, … Continue reading

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Summer Developments

It’s been busy at ProjectAVR. I’ve been squirreling away, making up minDUINO kits for the Scouts JOTA event. They are almost finished now. Just a few last minute additions on back-order. The assembly instructions are complete with included circuit diagram … Continue reading

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JOTA – 2014

This year, I’ve been invited to the Scouts JOTA/JOTI event on October 18 & 19th. JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) & JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet) organises Scouts all over the world to communicate via radio and the internet. Primarily, … Continue reading

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