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Aug 17, 2010
Category:Arduino Electronics 

My mate kindly donated his old broken TomTom Go 300 from which I was hoping to steal the GPS chip and antenna for use in my Arduino projects. I opened it up and found the GPS unit, it was labeled Cirocomm G100/300 580...

Mar 29, 2009
Category:Electronics Arduino 

After my semi successful prototype of my remote control car speedometer project using a reed switch, I'm back with version 2, this time using a hall effect sensor.

Mar 23, 2009
Category:Electronics Arduino 

I love my Arduino development board and have done some interesting experiments with it, and now I am at the stage of wanting to make some of my circuits a bit more independent and permanent...

Mar 9, 2009
Category:Electronics Arduino 

I've recently acquired a laser pen, and of course, instantly dismantled it! I bypassed the push button and soldered on a couple of wines replacing the batteries, allowing it to be powered and controlled by the Arduino.

Mar 7, 2009
Category:Arduino Electronics 

As mentioned in an earlier post, I suggested the motor driver IC would be preferable over four transistors and lots of wire due to it's small and neat package! However I have just realised something that may sway me in the other direction...

Feb 26, 2009
Category:Electronics Arduino 

My motor driver IC (L293D) arrived the other day, and before I put it to real use I thought I would just have a quick go at driving two motors at once...

Feb 17, 2009
Category:Arduino Electronics 

The next thing I wanted to try doing with my Aruino was driving some motors. I have got loads of old CD/DVD drives that I don't use any more and thought this would be an ideal source of motors.

Feb 9, 2009
Category:Arduino Electronics 

For my next project, and this is one I have been wanting to do for while, I will be makeing a speedometer for my remote control car.

Feb 5, 2009
Category:Electronics Arduino 

So, I have not long had my Arduino development board, my first project was to try and get it to log data to an SD card. This will be essential for a few future projects I have in mind. The internal EEPROM is only 512bytes, so not particularly useful for logging large amounts of data.