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An Introduction to Arduino

Posted by Rhiannon L on

An Introduction to Arduino
Using an Arduino for the first time can be overwhelming. You might be looking at this tiny device and wondering “what the heck is going on here!?” Today's post is about helping you understand your Arduino and get set up. This series of posts will guide you through your journey with Arduino with easy-to-follow projects to help you get the basics down.

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Project 1: Airplane Strobe Light

Posted by Rhiannon L on

Project 1: Airplane Strobe Light
Have you ever wondered how planes are able to see each other at night? In addition to their RADAR, they also use strobe lights. In this simple introductory project, you’ll learn to program an LED to blink on and off like the strobe light of an airplane.

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How to tell which Raspberry Pi 4 RAM size do I have?

Posted by Jacky L on

How to tell which Raspberry Pi 4 RAM size do I have?

So...which Raspberry Pi 4 RAM size do I have? If your Raspberry Pi is already up and running, you can easily check for the memory size within the OS. However, if your Raspberry Pi is sitting in front of you right now, you can simply look at the marking on the RAM chip. Refer to the picture below (2GB version shown): At the time of writing, the marking code is as follows: 1GB - 4HBMGCJ 2GB - D9WHZ 4GB - D9WHV 8GB - D9ZCL Have fun!

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Microcontroller Comparison Chart

Posted by Jacky L on

Microcontroller Comparison Chart (Google Sheet)

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 06 – TWI

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 06 – TWI

LCD Lessons: Windows Installation Guide Introduction to LCD LCD Serial LCD Local (No Arduino) Arduino & 2 Wires TWI The TinkerKit! LCD also supports TWI connections. TWI stands for “Two-Wire Interface” and it’s another way to call the I2C bus technology. Basically it allows to connect multiple devices in series. This means that you can hook a large number of LCD screens, connecting them “in-line” using the two TWI ports, one for input and one for output. One of them must be the master (or you can use a TInkerKit! shield), while the others must run the TWI firmware. The...

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