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We have had this RasWIK kit from Ciseco fro a while now and now Christmas has come finally I have time to have a go opening the kit up and going through the online instructions for the first 17 or so pre-worked experiments and the further guided projects demonstrating Ciseco's Radio module based on the Chipcon/TI c1110 chipset First up the "unboxing"     Further information on the Kit can be found here Ciseco http://shop.ciseco.co.uk/ RasWIK product information http://shop ...
If you are in the area of Edinburgh Hackerspace you may fancy dragging one of your technophobe relatives to one of the Arduino Workshops been held in January.   Soldering Workshop: Saturday 11th January 2:30 – 5pm £18/20 <http://edinsolder-ml.eventbrite.co.uk/>   Arduino Workshop: Saturday 1st February 10:30 - 5pm £35/£40 (+ £20 for Arduino) <http://edinarduino-ml.eventbrite.co.uk/>   So any one who failed dismally on the Xmas present ...
Currently involved  with the rather fun PiNoir & Santa Catcher Challenge one of the main Components for the Challenge Kit is the PIFace Control & Display We wanted to know what's inside and what's connected to what but unfortunately the 16x2 LCD is soldered to the main PCB. Fortunately I have a good de-solder tool to hand and a few minutes latter we had this.   First thing you see is the 16 bit SPI port expander from Microchip MCP23S17     From a set of ve ...