Online micro-electronic components, consumables & accessories
23 February 2018
Buy great value for money micro-electronic components online from BangGood.com. Free international delivery, including to South Africa. Read more...
Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller
Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller
6 July 2017
Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller explores the similarities of digital readings in order to give the DIY hobbyist a better grasp on their usage in projects. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, ESP Microcontrollers, Microelectronics, Raspberry Pi
Tagged with digital read, introduction, microcontrollers
Installing the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi 3
Installing the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi 3
1 July 2017
The Arduino IDE is available for all the major operating systems, but this post will show how to install it on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Jessie. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Software
Tagged with Arduino, Arduino IDE, Arduino programming language, IDE, Linux, Linux software, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi software, Raspbian, Raspbian Jessie, free software, getting started, microcontrollers, programming, programming software, software
Magnetic door sensors
Magnetic door sensors
5 June 2017
This post introduces magnetic door sensors, also called reed switches, that are used to trigger movement of the objects (e.g. doors and windows) it is mounted too. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, Home Automation, Home Security, Microelectronics
Tagged with Switches, digital read, home automation, home security, introduction, magnetic door sensors
433MHz RF communication to a Raspberry Pi
433MHz RF communication to a Raspberry Pi
27 March 2016 | Updated 1 July 2017
This post will explain how to get up and running with the 433MHz RF Transmitter Receiver modules to send radio frequency (RF) signal-codes from a transmitter device to a Raspberry Pi. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, Home Automation, Microelectronics, Raspberry Pi
Tagged with 433MHz RF, 433MHz RF Transmitter Receiver, Arduino, GPIO, RC Switch, Raspberry Pi, code snippets, digital read, digital write, git, interrupt read, wireless communication, wiringPi
Laser Transmitter Receiver modules for sensing movement
Laser Transmitter Receiver modules for sensing movement
23 March 2016 | Updated 6 December 2017
Laser Transmitter Receiver ModulesĀ consist of a collimated Laser TransmitterĀ module (a straight, non-diverging laser beam) and a separate non-modulating Laser Tube Sensor/ReceiverĀ module (a laser beam sensor). Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, Home Automation, Home Security, Microelectronics
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