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minDUINO Next

Whilst the Spectrum Next Kickstarter goes from strength to strength (1st stretch goal reached already at £350,000), I have been redrawing the minDUINO in KiCad. Today, I recieved the first batch of PCBs from the ever brilliant Hackvana and they … 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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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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minDUINO v1.7 Arrival

I’m very pleased to report that the minDUINO v1.7 boards have arrived and are excellent! Fabricated by the fantastic Hackvana. They have never failed to deliver a top quality product. I’m very much looking forward to building one up to … Continue reading

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minDUINO ‘Hello World’

This post assumes that your ATMEGA328 chip has a bootloader installed. Chips with the bootloader already installed can be obtained from many sources, including eBay. Details on how to install a bootloader manually will be detailed in a future post. … Continue reading

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Last of the line?

Having now designed and proved the minDUINO v1.6 board, I’m intending to mount one on a box with a breadboard for rapid prototyping. However, it struck me that it wouldn’t be too difficult to add either a daughter board that … Continue reading

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minDUINOs v1.5 & v1.6 are go

Having received the minDUINO v1.6 boards today, I’ve built one up and it’s all fine. I do like to prove a board before I publish it. I’ll be placing the design files online shortly. As with v1.5, the FTDI module … Continue reading

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v1.5 Arrival

I thought I’d post a quick update. The minDUINO v1.5 boards have arrived. They look great in red. Another excellent job by Hackvana.com The minDUINO v1.6 boards that can accommodate a ZIF Socket are also on the way. Stay tuned … Continue reading

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minDuino v1.4 is live

I’m pleased to announce that I have received the minDUINO boards from Hackvana, built and tested one and all is well! You can download all the design files from the tab marked minDUINO v1.4 above. I will be adding directions … Continue reading

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