Hopefully you read the last article I posted about building an Arduino TNC to perform packet email (Winlink) with my Android cellphone and Baofeng handheld radio. If not, I recommend […]
Arduino TNC – Part 1: Hardware
Recently, I decided that I would put some of these great components that I have lying around to work. I’ve been doing a lot of Winlink lately, and messing around […]
Building a Pinewood Derby Timer: Finishing the arch and adding the last of the wiring!
Well, I finally finished it! The pinewood derby timer is done. Check it out! First, I had to finish the wiring for the lights and the sensors, and then I […]
Building a Pinewood Derby Timer: Wiring in the displays
Now that I have the displays mounted on the pinewood derby timer, it was time to wire them in. I still don’t have lights or sensors in yet, but I […]
Building a Pinewood Derby Timer: 3D printing some display covers
Well, I decided to print a few display covers to go around the LED displays. This covers up the unsightly hole that I cut from the box, and seems to […]
Building a Pinewood Derby Timer: The Box for the “Arch”
As I have been constructing this Pinewood Derby Timer, I needed some sort of box or enclosure to make the top of the arch. So I took apart a junk […]
Building a Pinewood Derby Timer: Setting up the LED displays
So one of the driving components (pun intended) of the derby timer is the LED displays. I went with the smaller ones from Adafruit, as we wouldn’t need a second […]
Building a Pinewood Derby Timer: Getting the schematics and parts list…
A local church group that I attend needed some help with an Awana project. They use a pinewood derby track for racing cars, and they needed a timer built for […]
LTE Project renamed “Bone Phone”!
Well, today is my last post on the LTE project. After showing it to my co-workers, it has now been renamed the “bone phone” because of it’s unique shape and […]
LTE Project: SMS, read and reply!
Of course the Botletics shield that houses the modem was able to receive sms messages the moment I put a sim card in it, but now I can read them […]