Some weeks ago I got some Adafruit NeoPixel, a compact RGB LED module. Each LED module has a WS2812 chip that only needs three wires: power, ground and data. The data protocol is self-clocking, at a rate of 800KHz. The LED modules can be chained to build longer LED stripes. (For more details see the […]
I’ve been very busy over the last weeks, but now I’ve taken some time to get deeper into the “core electronics part”, which simply means that I got a breadboard and some electronic components like resistors, transistors, LEDs and a lot of wires.
The first step was to get a normal LED on the breadboard […]
Playing around with a FEZ Panda II is a lot of fun, especially when it comes to LED lights (and when it’s getting dark outside). Sure, you can make them simply blink, or maybe progam a more complex light-switching pattern, but you always end up with a lot of code to address the LEDs and […]
First of all: using the ethernet connection with the FEZ Panda II works well if you follow the steps from GHIElectronic’s eBook “FEZ Internet of Things”. You just set up MAC, IP, netmask, gateway and DNS server settings and you are ready to go.
But, there is actually a drawback: although the FEZ Panda II […]
When doing some research for connection my Netduino to the local network (using the Connect Shield) I stumbled upon the fact that I not only need to set the IP adress, network mask and gateway, but also the device’s MAC address – something that you normally don’t need to do because the vendor of the […]
After taking a short break with Netduino hacking I’ll start over on the next days to test an external power supply that I’ve bought some days ago. It has an adjustable volatge range from 3 to 12 V and comes with a variaty of connectors. This external power supply is intended to support projects to […]
Guess what I found at my desk when I came to the office today?
Saying thank you to my coworker Oliver for long-time renting me this 2×24 LCD with a HD44780 controller. I’m afraid that it’ll take some weeks to get it up and running, because currently I don’t have any breadboards, cables […]
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