I recently bought a Naze 32 (link) for my new quad copter project. I was busy trying to find 6 servo leads to connect the 6 channels from my FlySky iA6B receiver when I remembered reading about one wire alternatives to multi-wire PWM. I’m pretty new to the RC hobby but I did some digging and found that […]

First order of business was to work out roughly a maximum size for the pcb so I knew what I had to work with. After breaking out the ruler, I figured that I had a 40 x 30 mm rectangle or a 50 x 40 mm oval-ish shape, plenty of spacefor everything if I made a […]

Glowy Shell Project – part 1(ish) I’ve recently been working on a project where I’ve tried to go from idea all the way through to a finished “product” (although I have no intention of selling it). I quite often start a project and get bored/distracted once I’ve project to myself that the idea is possible. […]

This Sunday afternoon I found myself without much to do. As I tend to in such situations, I turned to my box of electronics-y bits and pieces and pondered what I could cobble together quickly. The thing that first caught my eye was a 60 RGB LED strip I’d bought a few months back but hadn’t […]

As a PhD student I seem to spend substantial amounts of time teaching, marking or writing worksheets and practicals. Although I should probably be spending this time writing my thesis or doing other research work, teaching is something I’ve always enjoyed. This year at Aberystwyth we completely reorganised our first year. One of the big changes […]

It’s that time again, time to move house. As a semi-perpetual student I should probably be used to it by now, but I have to admit I’m starting to get pretty tired of it. In the almost 8 years that I’ve been studying (Undergrad + PhD) I have moved house at least once a year, […]

This afternoon I was happily working away writing code and occasionally uploading it a few Moteinos. I was just getting used to the little “beep boop” noises Windows makes every time you plug/unplug a new USB device, when they stopped and my upload failed. Rather confused, I checked the available COM ports using the Arduino […]