FIDLAR.

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In our last post we talked about wanting explore the use of two I2C based io expanders in an old school application. If it werent for the fact that there was a readymade lcd library for the mcp23017 I would have swapped the io expanders. No Pull-ups, No Pulldowns and no decent documentation on the… Read more »

The Adafruit Huzzah and the Sparkfun Esp8266 dev board.

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Background. I was asked to put together a 2 day class on the internet of things at PNCA so I suggested that we try out the Adafruit huzzah.  while I was looking for it I came across the Sparkfun Esp8266 “thing” and the Esp8266 dev board. I used the Sparkfun Esp8266 dev board to implement a… Read more »

Arduino code for Happy Accident 3

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/* Ping))) Sensor This sketch reads a PING))) ultrasonic rangefinder and returns the distance to the closest object in range. To do this, it sends a pulse to the sensor to initiate a reading, then listens for a pulse to return. The length of the returning pulse is proportional to the distance of the object… Read more »

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It would be great if we could have a little group show at PNCA. I could bring this piece and the last class project.