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 revolve around building and programming some sort of game, in-fact, the Electronics Lab has a Super Nintendo Control Pad which is used to control a whole bunch of these games. Be sure to check out the video for just some of the projects which will be covered in the how-to video’s:
Electronics Lab Features
- Arduino Uno compatible microcontroller (or you can plug in your own)
- Onboard Variable Power Supply
- 8×8 RGB LED Matrix Display
- Piezo Buzzer
- Light Dependant Resistor
- SNES Control Pad Port
- Electronics Breadboard
- Seven Segment Display
- Eight Toggle Switches
- Four Colored Push Buttons
- Microcontroller Breakout Headers
- 16 character x 2 line LCD Display
- Eight RGB LED’s
- Infrared Receiver
- Infrared Remote Control
- SNES Compatible Control Pad
- Various Lengths of Hookup Wire
- USB Cable
I plan on selling these through my Tindie store and possibly running a kickstarter campaign – I estimate the price for each kit which includes all you see in the top image would be $69USD.
For the foreseeable future, I will not be putting these into production. due to lack of interest and competing priorities.
This (like all of my projects) is open source and all design documents will be made available once I finalise the design. These documents will include:
- PCB Design and Gerber files
- Schematic Diagram
- Bill of Materials
- Project Video’s
- Source code (some source code is adapted from others code and this will therefore be released under their same license where applicable)
- Fritzing version of the breadboard layout view
I’m still working on a few tweaks but let me know if anyone is interested in getting an Electronics Lab.
Send me your contact email number and I’ll talk to you about a business.
i know you dont sell these anymore but please iv tried to see if theres any kits like for beginers but this is the perfect one
Hi Brad The Electronics Lab looks great, I hope you can get it into your Tindie store
I would buy three units, One for my bench one for my son and one for a young cousin who is into electronics
Would like to see the Uno the other way up so I could plug in a proto or other shield what do you think?
Good luck with the Electronics Lab, Chris
Hi Chris, Unfortunately I won’t be getting this one off the ground (well not anytime soon anyway.) There have been similar kickstarter campaigns lately that have done quite poorly – so the overall interest of the masses is just not there. I can say that I have two of them and they are great for all my prototyping – so I like it at least 🙂
Hi Brad, I just backed your Digirule 2, having previously been very pleased with the quick and efficient work you did getting the first one out the door. I would be more than happy to back this when it goes live.
Meanwhile, what’s the link to your Tindie store?
I absolutely want one! 🙂
Keep up the good work!
Thanks Kostas – If you can drum up about 100 friends – I could get them produced!
Now when I read about the second DigiRule version I discovered this nice experimental board. I like such ideas. You can learn and test many things with sets like this. I own several kits for testing and learning to program etc., but here I like that it’s all on one big board. Maybe I can’t learn anything new with it, but it makes me thinking about testing hardware and programming and doing something new. It keeps me “fresh”, my profession has nothing to do with my hobby. It would be nice to hear if you are starting a Kickstarter campaign… Read more »
I thought it would be a great idea for those learning electronics and programming but I also wanted something that would be handy for my own prototyping as well. There has unfortunately been very little interest in this project so i’m focusing my attention on the Digirule2 at the moment which has been a lot of fun!
We’ll buy a couple of those. Love the DigiRule, BTW…
Thanks for the interest Maggie! and certainly glad that you are enjoying the Digirule 🙂
Hi Brad, as there seems to be enough space on the board I would add a Himitity/Temperature/Pressure sensor. As they usually use I2C, they would not consume IO ports. As I prefer to work in the 3.3 V world, a levelshifting in the area where you plug in the Arduino would allow me to plug in something linke the chipKIT Lenny. As OLEDs have become quite cheap, you could consider one of them on the board or a 1.5-1.8″ LCD with SPI. Overall, I will certainly support you on a Kickstarter campaign as your previous capaign have been a pleasure… Read more »
Thanks for your continued support Mathias – it’s much appreciated. I have to admit that this project may never actually make it to production due to competing priorities however if there is enough interest then I certainly will run a campaign. Sorry to put a dampener on your requests however i’ll be keeping the design pretty much as is. I say this because it is quite a time consuming process to add and move things around, get a new prototype made – test it and so forth. If we go back a few years ago – this was not such… Read more »