Wednesday, 27 August 2014

ATtiny84 USBtiny AVR ISP Programmer



My through hole, home etch friendly version of the surface mount FabISP, which is based around the USBtinyISP  AVR ISP Programmer. The new USBtinyISP drivers also has support for Windows 8

Monday, 18 August 2014

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Simple Arduino NeoPixel Sketch


I found that the Adafruit  NeoPixel  Arduino examples  were rather over complicated for the beginner . So I wrote a simple sketch, which does nothing more that light  Red, Green and Blue on 3 separate pixels. Hopefully this should make it easier to follow the code, especially if all you want is a single lit pixel  at a certain position around the ring , or if you are using a single standalone WS2812  in one of your own projects.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Hakko FX-888D DIN Connector Pinouts


While making some modifications to my Hakko FX-888D, I found if necessary to note down the pinouts for the FX-8801 soldering iron plug, and the 6 pin DIN socket on the 888D. I could not find much information on Google, so decided to post my findings, as it may be useful to others.

See also Hakko FX-888D Teardown 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Adafruit NeoPixel Ring 3D Sketchup Models


Just a quick post to share my Adafruit  NeoPixel ring 3D Sketchup  models :)

Available to download on the Project Design Files page.

On a side note Tim's Blog has some nice information regarding clones of the WS2812 series RGB LEDS, including their respective timings, you can read more on the subject on his blog here.