electronics

A collection of 10 posts

Sep 5, 2015

Hello World: Design PCBs with Fritzing

Hello World: Design PCBs with Fritzing

This post is part of the Hello World Projects. The simple breadboard with a messy, beautiful rainbow of wires sticking this way and that. Easy enough! But now, how does one tidy things

Aug 2, 2015

Wifi Connected LED using Guide.js

Wifi Connected LED using Guide.js

I wasn't kidding when I said I'd use Guide.js, my new framework for writing guides and tutorials. Here's a rewrite of my ESP8266 to LED tutorial. I think it's much neater than

Jul 26, 2015

PCBs Misbehaving

PCBs Misbehaving

I got my custom PCBs from iTEAD last week. So exciting, right? I plugged everything in and.... WARHN warhn (failure horn 📢). Problem So much trouble trying to figure out what's the issue. The

Jul 15, 2015

Internet Controlled LED using ESP8266

Internet Controlled LED using ESP8266

In my previous post, I covered how to upload sketches using NodeMCU, which is firmware written in Lua. I ran into a few problems: Uploading big files were prone to error, and it

Jul 4, 2015

ESP8266 meets NodeMCU

ESP8266 meets NodeMCU

Yesterday, I made great progress on playing around with the ESP8266, the $2 Wifi Module[1]. I will continue to document my progress on this blog. First, I just want a place to

Jul 3, 2015

Hello (ESP8266) World

Hello (ESP8266) World

Yesterday, I sat down and played with my shiny new ESP8266 module. I also got the Huzzah Breakout Board from Adafruit, which uses an ESP module. Actually, I'm still trying to figure out

Jun 25, 2015

Making Custom PCBs

Making Custom PCBs

PLEASE NOTE: I've written a new and improved version of this guide.Yeah! Updates!! We've all see something like this before. The simple breadboard with a messy, beautiful rainbow of wires sticking this

Jun 23, 2015

Internet Dog Treat Dispenser (v3)

Internet Dog Treat Dispenser (v3)

Once upon a time, a few dog people (people who love dogs, not dog+people hybrids) made a remote controlled dog treat dispenser. You know, because that's what dog people do at hackathons.