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Getting started with breadboard power supplies
15 October 2018
Breadboard power supplies are easy-to-use, companion modules which provide regulated voltage to the power rails of solderless breadboards. They are both easy to use and extremely useful for fast, efficient breadboard prototyping of micro-electronic projects.
Using the Arduino IDE to program the ESP8266
12 October 2018
After several steps of preparation, the ESP8266 can finally be programmed. Fortunately this step has been made fairly simple by using, what is a familiar platform for many, the Adruino IDE. This post will show how to upload a few variations of the basic Blink sketch to an ESP-01 together with the wiring of LEDs.
Connecting the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer
12 September 2017 | Updated 4 June 2018
When compared with some other microcontroller boards (e.g. the Arduinos), the ESP8266 is slightly more complex to hook up to a serial port for programming. This post will show how to connect the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer for ‘flashing’ purposes.
Using Cron for scheduling tasks
30 June 2017 | Updated 11 July 2017
Cron is an Unix-like operating system software utility used to schedule automatic time-based commands. Entered commands can be in the form of Bash or Bash scripts that are meant to be automatically executed periodically at fixed times, dates or intervals.