Boeeerb MotorPiTX

Following my review of Ryan Walmsley’s RPi MCB, and my previous review of the RasPi Robot board it only made sense to also assemble and review the Boeeerb MotorPiTX which I also received recently. The MotorPiTX is a multi-function board. It has two A/B motor drivers, two servo controllers, a bunch of headers and most …

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Building a “prototino” Arduino clone

In an attempt to get back into blogging about my Raspberry Pi and microcontroller projects I have been looking through my collection of parts and kits, to see what I can make, or at very least assemble. One of the kits I bought a few months ago was a “prototino”. This is essentially an Arduino …

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Building a MAX7219 LED array

Time for a bit more soldering, I think. I couple of months ago I bought a little MAX7219 LED array kit from ebay for a couple of pounds. They are all over ebay and aliexpress. As kits go it is very simple – a resistor, two capacitors, some sockets and some optional connectors. Soldering it …

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HotPi multi-purpose board

This is turning out to be a great week for new stuff. Yesterday I got a package of goodies from China and today I got a HotPi board from local Raspberry Pi specialists “The Pi Hut”. The board was funded by a kickstarter project. Unfortunately I did not know about it until after the kickstarter …

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