Digirule 2 & 2A

I have been fascinated with systems like the Altair 8800 for some time now and decided to up-the-anti with my second iteration of the Digirule by making a programmable binary computer built into a PCB ruler. The Digirule 2 and 2A are identical with respect to their hardware however the Digirule 2A comes pre-programmed with…

The Electronics Lab

The Electronics Lab is both a fun way to get started with building and programming electronics circuits and also to use a prototyping platform for your own creations. A series of instructional video’s will be provided to step you through various projects and circuits that are designed to make learning fun: many of the projects…

Retroball: The Build-it-Yourself Game Kit

You can purchase Retroball from my Tindie store: Unfortunately I have sold out of Retroball units – however you can still build your own since all of my projects are open source. Check out the download link at the bottom of this page for all the details you need to build your very own retroball!…

Electronics Course Notes

I wanted to build a nice easy to read, fun to explore electronics course. So I started making one – the only problem was that I didn’t really think about just how much time it would take me to make. As such I spent multiple months coming up with nearly 200 pages of content, but…

The DigiRule

Digirules are available again from my Tindie store: Here’s a youtube video of the improved version: And now back to the original post… This project is completely open source. You can download all files including PCB layout, source code and BOM in the link at the bottom of this page. UPDATE: 30 December 2015 –…

USB Meter Pro – The USB Multimeter and Charge Accelerator.

I have just recently launched my latest Kickstarter campaign which can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1897710270/usb-meter-pro-monitor-and-accelerate-your-usb-char?ref=category_location What Can The USB Meter Pro Do? The USB Meter Pro Can: Measure the charging speed of your mobile devices. Increase the charging speed of your mobile devices* (See below for full details). Check the ‘health’ of your USB ports…

The DigiPixel

 Note: Downloads at the bottom of this page. What is the DigiPixel? The DigiPixel is an open source Arduino and Digispark compatible shield with a 64 pixel RGB LED display and six buttons. The DigiPixel comes with it’s own Arduino library, graphic converter and demo sketches (as seen in the video) to help you get…

Interfacing a NES Control Pad to an Arduino

Most of my electronic projects revolve around making games. (Retro type video games that you may have seen in the 1980’s). So therefor I need some way of controlling the games – normally by way of push buttons. I used to connect up some push buttons to a breadboard but it wasn’t the nicest solution….

Arduino Tips and Tricks

I will be compiling some useful tips for you guys in this page to help with your Arduino projects. A faster way to read and write to / from digital pins. Have you noticed how slow reading and writing digitals pins is with the: digitalRead(); and digitalWrite(); functions? Well I sure have (and upon searching…

The Best Way To Program Arduino’s.

  I have been programming microcontrollers for about 6 years now and have mainly been using Microchip’s PIC range of microcontrollers. My favourite programming environment is Swordfish Basic. It is a pleasure to use however despite being around since (I think) 2007, it doesn’t have a very large user base. Arduino is a fantastic way…

RetroBall (A four player LED pong game).

Pong style video games have been a favourite of many gamers since their inception back in the 1970’s. A simple two player game where each player is required to move their bat up and down the screen in order to intercept the oncoming ball to prevent it from getting past them. (Downloads at the bottom…

The Super Pong Table.

I saw sparkfun make a similar table a few years back where they had multiple LED matrix screens connected together and put them into a table to play a four player game. I decided to come up with my own version and wanted to keep the cost down as low as possible. The result is…

SNES Mode Select Mod.

Once installed, this mod will allow you to select from various modes all by pressing the reset button – you are presented with feedback by a multicolour power light (RGB LED). When you first turn the console on you will be presented with a RED power light. This is telling you that you are running…