Monthly Archives: August 2011

Using PWM outputs with an Arduino and a LED

Hi everyone, been a while since my last post, but I have been a busy new daddy. I wanted to demonstrate what PWM output was and how to use it nicely in a sketch. I’m really big on ramping lights … Continue reading

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Programming in a ZIF!

This is just a quick post about a board I made to program a whole bunch of ATmega 328′s for some kits I’m making. I am ordering the 328′s in bulk, so they are brand new and do not have … Continue reading

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Charging an iPad, iPhone, or iPod

I needed to charge an iPad, but I couldn’t do it the “normal” way because it was stuck in a wall! I had mounted 2 iPads in walls at a customers house. I did this by cutting a big iPad … Continue reading

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Controlling high power (or high number of) LED’s with an Arduino

A while ago I posted about my bench lights, and have gotten a number of request for schematics and code. I’ll gladly put the code up, but I also wanted to explain what I did so that others can create … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, Cool Stuff, LCD, LED, Open Source Hardware | Tagged , , , , , | 27 Comments