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Arduino SD Card

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The Arduino Ethernet Shield I bought last week also has a MicroSD card slot on it. It allows the Arduino to read or write files on the memory card and this is particularly useful for data logging purposes. Yes, you can use the EEPROM on the Arduino but it’s only limited to 1024 bytes and it’s not removable. This shield …

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Arduino Ethernet Shield R3

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Got myself an Arduino Ethernet Shield R3, the latest revision. I made an unboxing video for it, though it may be boring to some of you but I hope it’s at least informative 🙂 The box. The header pins are gold plated. The Wiznet W5100 chipset, the heart of the Arduino Ethernet Shield. The Ethernet Shield stacked on top of …

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LCD Smartie PCB

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If you’ve read my previous post on LCD Smartie, you’ll realise that I made my circuit on a breadboard. I liked it a lot so I decided to make a permanent PCB for it. I’m doing this so that I can practise my soldering too. I will be using a pre-made PCB because it’s quite a simple circuit. This is …

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Canon PowerShot A1200 Digital Camera

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Got myself a new camera to get better pictures for my website. It’s a Canon PowerShot A1200, the cheapest Canon digital camera on the market at only RM299. I had to get a camera because my webcam can’t quite cut it especially with its’ limited resolution. The package. Nothing special, a USB cable and some manuals. The camera is only …

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Patriot MicroSDHC 8GB Class 4

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I needed a memory card so I got one that is the cheapest in Low Yat. Actually, they’re all the same so it doesn’t matter anyway. Found one for only RM20. It’s a Patriot MicroSDHC 8GB Class 4 card. For those who don’t know, Patriot is well known for making computer RAMs. It also comes with a MicroSD to SD …

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Two Arduinos Talking To Each Other

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I wanted to play with keypads so I went to look for one at Jalan Pasar, but unfortunately they all cost at least RM20. I just wanted something cheap to experiment with first. So, I asked the salesperson are there any keypads that are cheaper than those, she immediately reached for a shelve and took this out. It’s a paper …

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