Temperature Pt. 2: Hardware

Part 1: Getting Started Part 2: Hardware Part 3: Code Part 4: Reading Temperature Part 2: Hardware In a previous post we covered the parts and components needed to build the 3 probe RTD project. In this post, we cover how to assemble the hardware and wire the components together. Step 1: Assemble the PWF […]

LCD Displays and the Serial Monitor

In a previous post I described the Arduino MEGA as an efficient and tiny mini computer. And like a tiny computer, the MEGA needs an equally efficient and tiny display in order to show the user what’s going on. Prerequisites Basic understanding of programing and uploading sketches to an Arduino In this post, we’re going […]

The Microcontroller or MCU

The Brain of our Machine The Microcontroller or MCU is going to be the key component in all of our projects, it’s the brain of our machine and controls how the device works. In this post I’ll be providing information on which MCU we’ll be using, basic hardware and software requirements and most importantly where […]

Technology & Coffee

Building Blocks We’re fortunate to live in an era where technology is cheap and access to information is easy. With a little bit of search engine sleuthing and a few clicks of a shopping cart, the average home user can build complex mechanisms with a modicum of effort. This blog focuses on how certain pieces […]