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  • Amplifier working Just recently I got my honey badger of DiyAudio fame working properly! (My amplifier build)
  • Bristol show every year I go to the Bristol audio show, this year was no exception. I saw some really nice systems there. (Bristol Audio Show)
  • Photo taking You mave have noticed recent photos are looking somewhat better. I've been reading about taking photos (Photography masterclass video)

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Recent articles and blog posts

Arduino digital input and output tutorial

By dave on July 25, 2017

In this tutorial and accompanying youtube video (left), I discuss how Arduino inputs and outputs work. Arduino 8 bit boards are mainly based on Atmel AVR chips, in fact the Mega is named after the chip number AVR-Mega-2560. Outputs on the AVR chips are much more versatile than they first look, and the video covers this in detail. If you are using an Arduino pro or other 3V3 based Arduino, replace the 5V mentioned here with 3V3.

Basic Arduino IO abstraction library for Arduino

By dave on June 25, 2017

The same code for shift registers, Arduino Pins or 8574 IO chips. When writing Arduino libraries that need quite a few IO pins, it can be difficult to decide if the library should use an IO expansion device such as the ubiquitous shift register, popular PCF8574 chip, or just use Arduino pins directly. This library is designed to handle all scenarios for the vast majority of cases. The ubiquitous LiquidCrystal library; which almost all Arduino developers will have come across at some point, has two versions (LiquidCrystal and LiquidCrystalI2C).

Hand-built router table for the workshop

By dave on June 20, 2017

Over the years, I’ve done my fair share of wood and metal work, including quite a lot of router work. For some tasks, I think a good router table is really needed, so I’ve took a bit of time out from my other projects to build a good router table. After much looking around, I came up with a hybrid, based partly on this multipurpose table in a youtube video and party on a book I’ve been reading on kindle Complete Guide to Routers by Lonnie Bird.