Author Archives: davidms49

Piksey Atto

I was recently sent a Piksey Atto by it’s creators at BnBe club. The Atto is the Latest in their range of small Arduino IDE compatible micro-controllers. You can see the earlier Piksey Pico in my last post on the … Continue reading

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Lock Down Clocks

I seem to have got a little fixated on clocks over the last couple of months, but rather than go down a simple route I have tried to use parts I already had ‘in-stock’ Continue reading

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Pi Xmas Tree Forest Complete

Looking around I realized I have collected quite a lot of Pi Xmas trees over the years. Clearly setting them up individually would take quite a lot of Pi’s, but could I get them all working from a single Pi … Continue reading

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GPIO Xmas Tree 2019 – Pimped

Having seen Andrew was launching a new tree this Christmas with the added twist of a bit of surface mount soldering I thought, yes this is a must for the 2019 decorations. Then I thought this is calling out for … Continue reading

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Pi Test-bed Upgraded to fan Cooled Pi4

My Pi test-bed dates back to the first Pi I got 2012, upgraded with each new release of h/w. Other than the Pi the only other change in that time has to modify the mounting when Pi’s with mounting holes … Continue reading

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TEC-1 Computer Build Complete

  Following a number soldering sessions during the week I finished the TEC-1D build over the weekend. The next stages was to check out the oscillator circuit and the keyboard circuit. The former as there was a warning that not … Continue reading

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The TEC-1D Micro Computer

  Over Christmas while randomly scrolling through my Twitter feed I saw some discussion about the TEC-1 computer. This is a single-board kit dating from the early80s based around the Z80. Instructions on how to build it were published in … Continue reading

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Re-purposed PiMuxClock

It’s been a good while since I have posted any blog updates, no excuse just distracted by life in general. This is quick weekend project at my daughters request. Concerned that some of the plants in her student flat would … Continue reading

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6 Years of Pi – Then and Now

Ok so in addition to losing about 5st (31kg) over the last 6 years RaspberyPi’s have really reignited electronics as a hobby. So for a 6th birthday post I thought I would have a dig around and see what my … Continue reading

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TF WordClock S/W Updated

Just a quick post to say I have updated the TF Wordclock s/w to rev 5, the existing rev 3 s/w was not working reliably with the Nov29 2017 Raspbian update, in truth it had been on borrowed time since … Continue reading

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