Online micro-electronic components, consumables & accessories
22 July 2018
Buy great value for money micro-electronic components online from BangGood.com. Free international delivery, including to South Africa. Read more...
Importing a budget 3D printer – South African perspective
Importing a budget 3D printer – South African perspective
16 June 2018
After disappointment with a previous 3D printer, I still could not withstand the urge to embark on a new journey of being able to make my own 3D prints. The price was right, the reviews were favourable, the supplier was trustworthy, the order was placed. I bought a Tevo Tarantula. This is what happened afterwards... Read more...
Collections(s): 3D Printing, Blog
Tagged with 3d printer, BangGood, Chinese supplier, DIY, Tevo Tarantula, budget 3D printers, unboxing
Using the UART interface
Using the UART interface
5 June 2018
UART (universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) is a communication interface used between two microcontrollers. Data signals are transferred using two lines, one for transmitting signals (Tx) and one for receiving signals (Rx). Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, ESP Microcontrollers, Electronics, Raspberry Pi
Tagged with FTDI USB/UART module, TTL, UART, microcontrollers, serial communication, wired communication
The FTDI USB to TTL serial converter module
The FTDI USB to TTL serial converter module
5 June 2018
The FTDI USB to TTL serial converter module is an UART (universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter) board used for TTL serial communication. It is a breakout board for the FTDI FT232R chip with an USB interface, can use 3.3 or 5 V DC and has Tx/Rx and other breakout points. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, ESP Microcontrollers, Electronics
Tagged with ESP-01, ESP32, FTDI USB/UART module, RS232, TTL, microcontrollers, microelectronic modules, module, programming module, serial module, specs
Using serial ports for communication
Using serial ports for communication
2 June 2018
The serial port is a connection port through which data transfers in or out one bit at a time. Data signals are transferred using two lines, one for transmitting signals (Tx) and one for receiving signals (Rx). Read more...
Collections(s): Electronics
Tagged with RS232, UART, programming, serial communication, serial port, wired communication
A quick introduction to the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra
A quick introduction to the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra
22 April 2018
The Western Digital (WD) My Cloud EX2 Ultra is a high performance, pre-configured, 2-bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. It comes with an integrated Marvell ARMADA 1.3 GHz duel-core A9 processor, 1 GB RAM and runs My Cloud OS 3, making it perfect for an ultra-fast data transfer experience. Read more...
Collections(s): Blog, Home Automation
Tagged with My Cloud OS 3, Western Digital, Western Digital My Cloud, backup, introduction, nas, storage