Category Archives: Arduino

STX-882 / SRX-882 Radio Testing

I recently did some testing of the STX-882 433HHz transmitter and the SRX-882 433MHz receiver and, after additional tests, updated my original findings. I tested line-of-sight along a road. I performed two tests using Arduino NANOs and two laptops, shown … Continue reading

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An inexpensive Software Enabled Pseudo-Transceiver for Arduino

Recently I taught a brief, three hour long, Arduino 101 course to some fellow members of the Western North Carolina Linux Users Group (WNCLUG). One of the three lessons in the course was for the students to pair off and … Continue reading

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Programming the ATTINY85-20SUR

This post ties together my two previous posts, “ATtiny85 SOIC chip Program Adapter” and “Universal programmer dusted off“. I inserted the ATTINY85-20SUR nested in the SOIC Adapter Socket OTS-20-1.27-01,  plugged it into my DIY Universal Programmer socket and connected it up to my USBasp programmer. … Continue reading

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ATtiny85 SOIC chip Program Adapter

When I purchased some surface mount ATtiny85 microcontrollers I didn’t realize that Atmel sold them in several widths, so I purchased the incorrect size SOIC programming adapter that would have enabled me to program the chip prior to soldering it … Continue reading

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Universal programmer dusted off

Lately, I have increased my microprocessor/gadget activity after a hiatus/slow down. A project that I have been (slowly) working on was developed and debugged on an Arduino NANO but the final target is a surface mounted SOIC ATtiny85-20SUR operating at 3-Volts. … Continue reading

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SMS from Arduino

A few weeks ago I was chatting with my mail carrier who is also a beekeeper. I mean LOTS of bees with some hives in remote locations. He has a friend that is working on a system that weighs hives and … Continue reading

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A Revisit of the PT2262 PT2272 with Arduino and r06a Receiver

A year ago, on July 19th, reader Jeff posted that he had an inexpensive Chinese motion detectors that used the 2262 chipset. He was having some trouble getting it working with the r06a receiver as in my July 2012 post … Continue reading

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SD Card Module and Temperature Sensor

I recently tested two new modules that I received from Chinese suppliers: a SD Card Module made by LC Technology (www. lctech-inc.com) and a DHT-11 Temp & Humidity sensor. My test makes 25 temperature/humidity readings (inside my house) and writes them … Continue reading

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Ethernet Module Test

Today some modules were delivered from China. One was a ENC28J60 Ethernet module made by “LC STUDIO”. There are many variants available on eBay – just search eBay for “ENC28J60 Ethernet LAN Module”. I purchased mine from Polida via eBay … Continue reading

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Arduino Teaches Old Coder New Tricks

In September, 2012, my article of this title was published by Linux Journal magazine. A blog version of the article is below. Background The first significant electronic circuit that I designed and implemented was in 1973 and consisted of several … Continue reading

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