When assigning MAC addresses to your projects, it’s helpful to understand a bit about them. Most know that there are some IP addresses that can be used safely in a private network, but what about MAC addresses? Well MAC addresses have a bit in them that defines if they are a universally assigned MAC address, […]
Trying to get WiFi working on the Raspberry Pi 3 following the instructions found at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/wireless-cli.md when I got to start the WiFi using sudo wpa_cli reconfigure It reports an error: Failed to connect to non-global ctrl_ifname: (null) error: No such file or directory Error messages like this are great as they don’t provide any clue’s, […]
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Download, unzip and copy the DHT22 folder into your libraries folder eg: for MPIDE: C:\Users\yourname\Documents\mpide\libraries\DHT22 for Arduino IDE: C:\Users\yourname\Documents\Arduino\libraries\DHT22 An example script is included. Been reading a few reports that this sensor is more accurate at the higher voltage (eg 5V) rather than the 3.3V. My observations so far suggest the same. So when using […]
Small example to show how to use pointers to return more than one (1) variable from a function in C or C++
For those wanting to develop with USB, a brilliant resource is USB in a NutShell, My ventures showed while USB is very easy at the user level, it’s far from it at the developer level. Its really a specialty in it’s own right. My first venture into this area was developing a set of rudder […]
Here is the pcDuino which is a mini PC platform that runs PC like OS such as Ubuntu and Android ICS. It outputs through HDMI to a screen and has hardware header interfaces compatible with Arduino. Programming the pcDuino can be done with Python and C. You can even compile Arduino scripts to run on […]
My Arduino Due arrived from Electron Hobbies. Finally Arduino has come out with a 32bit device. One thing I really like about this board is the number of PWM’s it has. 16 PWM outputs. Anyway, first project is getting some stepper motor control happening with it, then have a look at what sort of networking […]