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…