2018-01-24 19:38:48 by Tim
Overview of Microchip PIC Curiosity Development Boards If you want to get started programming Microchip PIC chips then the Curiosity line of development boards is a good place to start. It comes with an integrated programmer/debugger along with some user interface components to do some quick prototyping. Some boards also have other features such asContinue Reading..
2017-10-25 18:25:51 by Tim
Now that Autodesk owns Eagle CAD I’ve been watching more closely at the latest releases to see what direction they are going in and with the latest 8.3 release it looks pretty promising. Below is my mini review of version 8.3 where I try to layout out a simple PCB board and open a 3DContinue Reading..
2017-08-08 02:49:21 by Tim
Follow along with me in this video series as I build an IoT product from start to finish – check out the project page! This Week’s Summary Here’s a summary of what happened last week: Before I can start collecting data I realized I need to have a weather proof case to store myContinue Reading..
2017-08-01 03:02:00 by Tim
Follow along with me in this video series as I build an IoT product from start to finish – check out the project page! This Week’s Summary Here’s a summary of what happened last week and what I talk about in the video: What I learned from writing the business plan forContinue Reading..
2017-07-31 02:22:10 by Tim
For the Hackaday contest one of the requirements was to submit a draft business plan on how you planned on turning your working prototype into a real product. Below are my research notes and final slides for writing a business plan for my internet of things consumer prouduct. Some Big Market Questions to Answer HowContinue Reading..
2017-07-24 23:33:44 by Tim
Follow along with me in this video series as I build an IoT product from start to finish – check out the project page! This Week’s Summary Here’s a summary of what happened last week on my “Designing an IoT Product” video series: This week I put a lot of work into getting aContinue Reading..
2017-07-23 00:46:22 by Tim
With my pH probe calibrated and working I took it all out to the pool and hooked it up. I have my Arduino with pH probe adapter board and analog temperature sensor to measure air temperature along with the LCD display to show the measured air temperature and pH of the poolContinue Reading..
2017-07-23 00:40:45 by Tim
Using the phidgets pH probe and adapter board connected to the Arduino UNO R3. Arduino Connection From the user guide the adapter pin out is simply GND, 5V, and Analog Input: I connected the adapter cable to 5V and GND on the Arduino and I used the analog input pin A1. Continue Reading..
2017-07-21 17:09:48 by Tim
Formlabs makes a Stereolithography (SLA) High Resolution 3D printer called Form 2. (They are on their second generation model) I won’t go into the different types of 3D printers out there but the standard type most people think of is when you extrude hot plastic material and build up your 3D shape. SLA is quiteContinue Reading..
2017-07-21 17:06:25 by Tim
So I decided to get a couple of more environmental sensors for my pool monitor: The turbidity sensor essentially uses light to measure how clear the water is (simplification) and that can be used as a general metric on overall water quality. The UV sensor will be used to measure the UVContinue Reading..