my recent reads..

LEAP#225 FQ777-954 Teardown

The FQ777-954 and it’s derivatives has been a pretty hot item in the nano quadcopter category. But good technical information is hard to come by beyond the usual product feature specs. I’m intrigued by the possibilities for building around it, so my first step is to tear one down and collect as much information about the product as I can. hero_image As always, all notes, schematics and code are in the Little Electronics & Arduino Projects repo on GitHub


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LEAP#224 LED Strobe Kit

Stocking stuffers like this 555/4017 LED strobe kit almost always present interesting challenges/learning opportunities. Julian Ilett had fun re-wiring the same kit. For myself, I found out the PCB appeared to have the supplied transistors connected upside down, and some adjustments to the resistor values yielded a better effect. hero_image As always, all notes, schematics and code are in the Little Electronics & Arduino Projects repo on GitHub


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LEAP#223 Fritzing The Boldport Cuttle

Fritzing may be considered the comic sans of EDA tools, but it is often the tinkerer’s first experience of designing and documenting breadboard experiments. Even for the experienced, Fritzing can often be the quickest and easiest route to a simple schematic or design. If you’ve joined the Boldport Club and have a Cuttle microcontroller (project #6), I have a New Year’s gift for you! cuttle_blinky_example_bb


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Blogging with Jekyll

I’ve had two blogs kicking around on blogger.com since around 2004 - tardate and pratalife. I decided to try porting and combining them on GitHub Pages using Jekyll.


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