engineering

Circuit Playground Countdown Timer

This Christmas I was fortunate enough to receive an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express (UK stockist link)- an all round (haha) fun experimentation/development board. It’s an awesome piece of kit (and a steal at £25). It’s got all sorts of cool stuff on board (capacative touch, 10 Neopixel LEDs, sensors galore, IR Read more…

By Archie Roques, ago
physics

Gravity and LEDs

Surprisingly, LEDs are affected by gravity in more ways than might be initially obvious. Evidently, LEDs as a whole are affected as any other object would be by gravity, but dive a little deeper and gravity has some surprising results.   Photons are widely regarded to have no mass[5,6], which Read more…

By Archie Roques, ago
hacking

Hacking the Bearables

  Yesterday (as I write this), Pimoroni, creators of the amazingly cute Bearables, put out the following tweet: When we said that was just a programming header on the back of the Bearables badges, we kind of lied… We’ll give a fully-assembled pHAT Stack to the first person who successfully Read more…

By Archie Roques, ago
engineering

Hackaday UK Unconference 2017

This weekend I took a trip down to the Big Smoke to attend the Hackaday UK Bring-A-Hack, and the Hackaday UK Unconference – two electronics events organised by the awesome hacker-news website hackaday. I’m a huge fan and daily reader of Hackaday (they have some awesome content covering all aspects Read more…

By Archie Roques, ago