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5 Posts authored by: kidiccurus
When subbmiting my application to join this road test, I set myself 4 success citeria:   Success Criteria: I will deem the project a success if: •It can accurately and reliably display the number of messages in my inbox up to 12 •The system can cope with more than 12 messages in a way that does not result in catastrophic failure •The display can be read in darkness with an LED backlight •The unit is powered by a single DC wall wart   My project has been successf ...
Today I finished putting the final touches on to the inbox and the code. First of all, the code. Unfortunately, for the past few weeks there has been an intermittent issue with the inbox and activity on the element 14 website. The issue has now been resolved, and was not a major barrier to normal use, but it made prototyping code increasingly difficult as the section of the site the code was trying to observe would fail randomly, making troubleshooting incredibly difficult. As a result of this I ...
Good news, my Yun has arrived. I am not quite ready to move on to the internet side of my project, but it nice to be able to see what I am working with. On the minus side, the Ups shipping notification arrived two days after the Yun, but thankfully I was at home on the day that it arrived so there were no problems with the delivery. And now onto my progress. Having determined that the screen could be driven from 5v, my first step was to try and power it from the Uno. The minimum safe resistan ...
The arrival of parcels is always exciting for me. Even if it is just an Amazon box containing an audio cable, I still get a little excited, so naturally, when this arrived at my door, I was VERY excited.   The box arrived within a few days of the e-mail telling me that I had been accepted into the challenge. Considering that I am in the UK, this is especially impressive. Naturally, my first reaction was to open everything and lay it out onto my bed (I had just had guests and my desk was ...
I would like to start by thanking everyone involved in making this design challenge happen. Things like this are great for the electronics community and are one of the reasons I got insterested in electronics. Thank you.   Problem: I don't check my inbox on Element 14 for new messages at regular intervals. This leads to messages either sitting around for a few days or me checking in to find only an empty inbox. Solution: Repurpose an old analogue rapiest multimeter to display the number of ...