USB MultiComms Part Two RS232 Board

USB MultiComms Part Two RS232 Board

Posted Saturday 31 October 2015 15:26 Page View Counter 68

This is part two of the USB MultiComms project, you can view part one where we built the controller board at USB MultiComms Part One - USB Board In part one of this USB MultiComms I detailed the design and construction of the main USB board that...

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USB MultiComms Part One USB Board

USB MultiComms Part One USB Board

Posted Thursday 15 October 2015 16:46 Page View Counter 52

Designing a USB communications box. Several of the projects we have been working on recently needed some form of serial communication with our PC, either through RS232, UART, I2C or SPI and at the moment we use a handful of different USB to serial...

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Hope One LED Light GoPro mount

Hope One LED Light GoPro mount

Posted Wednesday 30 September 2015 20:54 Page View Counter 80

With the dark winter evenings drawing in we are starting to use the bikes more at night than in the day time due to work commitments to try to keep fit. We purchased a set of Hope One LED lights earlier this year and they come with an easy to use...

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QuietPC Silent Fan Upgrade

QuietPC Silent Fan Upgrade

Posted Saturday 22 August 2015 13:51 Page View Counter 48

Last week we ordered a new compact pc for the loft workshop and a new wide screen monitor to use for our electronics development and also to use with our SDR radio. We purchased a Quiet PC Sentinel Mini system from www.quietpc.com as the website...

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Cycle Training with Video Routes

Cycle Training with Video Routes

Posted Monday 26 January 2015 00:16 Page View Counter 42

In November 2014 my brother and I decided to buy a pair of Specialized CruX E5 cyclocross bikes to use in addition to our full suspension mountain bikes. We decided to buy cyclocross style bikes rather than pure road bikes due to the stronger design...

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Postal Address Parser

Postal Address Parser

Posted Saturday 22 November 2014 17:54 Page View Counter 31

On our ecommerce shop we needed to be able to format customer addresses in the correct format and layout for the destination countries, to do this I have written a simple C# postal address parser to format the input address in international formats for...

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Do not return batteries via the Royal Mail

Do not return batteries via the Royal Mail

Posted Thursday 06 November 2014 00:53 Page View Counter 38

On the 15th October 2014 I ordered a pair of Voltz 5300mAh 8.4v Stick Pack with Traxxas Connector NiMH batteries from www.modelsport.co.uk which they sent to me via Royal Mail at a cost of £76.90 When the batteries arrived they were packaged...

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Maynuo M9812 Programmable LED DC Electronic Load

Maynuo M9812 Programmable LED DC Electronic Load

Posted Thursday 02 October 2014 16:04 Page View Counter 68

We have now purchased a Maynuo M9812 Programmable LED DC Electronic Load rated at 0-150V 0-30A 300W. We had planned to buy a DC load for to use for testing battery drain, battery controllers and for our new solar data logger system which is slowly...

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Projects and Work News

Projects and Work News

Posted Sunday 18 May 2014 21:05 Page View Counter 33

Things have been very busy with both work and hobbies and there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get all the planned projects finished and keep the blog up to date. At the start of May my sole trader business Apexweb was...

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Railway Sky LED Controller

Railway Sky LED Controller

Posted Sunday 23 March 2014 13:03 Page View Counter 74

Alongside our electronic projects another long term hobby has been model making and more specifically model railways.  We have had a model railway in our loft workshop for many years and it has always been a way of mixing the model making and...

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