Product Review – Arachnid Labs Circuit Pattern Trading Cards

I’ll start off by saying, No, this isn’t a card game similar to top trumps. It’s not even a game at all. Let’s start at the beginning…… Nick over at Arachnid Labs designed a series of playing cards with a little electronic circuit and description printed onto each one. His original idea was to include one with…

Getting started with Flowcode 6

We recently attended the BETT 2014 show and bumped into Matrix Multimedia; they introduced us to the latest revision of their product, Flowcode 6. We’ll be doing this in a two-part post as Matrix Multimedia kindly gave us one of their development boards to try out (ECIO28P PIC), we’ll be posting separately about what we’ve done…

Arduino Open Source Electronics Platform – What is it?

You’ve probably noticed that quite a few posts on here talk about an Arduino, however we haven’t really gone into detail about what one is or where to get one from. An Arduino is an open source platform that is based on a microcontroller and an easy to use development environment for building electronic projects. The amount…

What is a Raspberry PI? – A quick review

The Raspberry PI is a miniature low cost computer that can be used for a wide range of projects and entertainment. You may have seen a lot of press around the Raspberry PI as it has had quite a lot of exposure. It’s a great way to learn Linux computing and to dive into the…

Fritzing – Open Source Electrical Design Software

Fritzing is an Open Source piece of software used for the design of electrical circuits. Whilst Fritzing doesn’t do circuit simulation, it does design very, very nicely. You have probably seen some of the Fritzing graphics posted on the Arduino.cc website which is what initially caught my eye. First impressions upon loading is that it…