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DCC shield for Arduino

DCC shield for Arduino

luca September 25, 2017 1

In addition to the love for electronics, in my (little) spare time I’m working with my friend Davide on a model railway in H0 scale; in particular my main task is to take care

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RFID and Arduino (1)

RFID and Arduino (1)

luca September 4, 2017 2

In this tutorial, divided in two posts, I’ll show you how to use RFID (Radio-frequency Identification) tags with Arduino. In the first part you’ll learn how to connect the reader to your Arduino and how to write a

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FPVising a Eachine H8 mini

FPVising a Eachine H8 mini

luca August 22, 2017 0

The Eachine H8 mini quadcopter (here on Banggood) is without dubt one of the most popular quadcopters, both for its low price (10-15€) and for its good performance in terms of speed and flight time. This quadcopter does

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Updated CH340G board

Updated CH340G board

luca July 17, 2017 2

Some weeks ago I blogged about my project of a minimal board based on the CH340G chip. After some tests, I slightly modified the project: Eagle files in my Github repository have been updated. Here are some

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CH340G board

CH340G board

luca June 15, 2017 0

On this site I’ve already posted about the CH340G chip, manufactured by a chinese company and often adopted as a cheap solution when a USB -> serial converter is needed. As the chip package (SOP16) is quite easy to solder, I

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Nixie thermometer – Completed!

Nixie thermometer – Completed!

luca February 15, 2016 3

Today I received from Elecrow the PCB for my Nixie thermometer: Here are two photos of the top and bottom sides: First, I soldered the female connectors for the Arduino and the power supply module on the

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Nixie thermometer – PCB

Nixie thermometer – PCB

luca February 4, 2016 2

After having verified that everthing is ok (electronic prototype and sketch) it’s now time to develop the PCB for my Nixie thermometer. I opened Eagle and drew the schematics: I then started to design the PCB. The request

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Nixie thermometer – the prototype is complete!

Nixie thermometer – the prototype is complete!

luca February 1, 2016 0

Today I completed the prototype of my Nixie thermometer. First, I put some heat-shrink tubing around each RGB led, to be sure that the light is emitted only upward and that the tubes are

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Nixie thermometer – RGB leds

Nixie thermometer – RGB leds

luca January 29, 2016 0

My thermometer will have RGB leds beneath every nixie tube, to be able to light them up with different colors. I decided to use pre-built modules, which include the RGB led and also all the required

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Nixie thermometer – let’s display the temperature

Nixie thermometer – let’s display the temperature

luca January 23, 2016 2

Today I wrote a sketch that merges the previous ones: reads the temperature from a thermistor (connected to PIN A0) and displays it driving two nixie tubes. I also added a third nixie, to display symbol °C.

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