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TP-Link 2.4GHz 8dBi Indoor Omni-directional Antenna TL-ANT2408CL Review

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This is a review of the TP-Link 8dBi Antenna. If you haven’t check out my review of the TP-Link High Power Wireless USB Adapter, please check it out here. Besides lending me the USB adapter, my friend also lend me this antenna. It cost him RM28 to buy and it promises better signal strength compared to the standard antenna. I’ll be …

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TP-Link High Power Wireless USB Adapter TL-WN7200ND Review

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This review is made possible thanks to my friend, Kiang Loon who’s kind enough to lend this to me. Let’s jump right into it shall we. In the box, you will find the USB Adapter itself, a 5dBi antenna, a USB cable and some documentation. Actually earlier on my friend wanted a high power wireless USB adapter because his laptop …

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Fritzing, another schematic/PCB software

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In an older post, I talked about using EAGLE to draw out schematics and PCBs. Please check it out here. I’ve stumbled across another software and I found it to be very interesting. Have you ever gone to the website and stumbled across graphical schematics like these : And also the schematics I’ve drawn in a previous post? : …

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Arduino Uno R3

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Finally my Arduino is here. Bought it from which is an official distributor listed on the website. Yeah it’s expensive but it’s a genuine Arduino board and not 3rd party ones. Moreover, this is the latest revision of the Uno, the R3. Here is the package. Genuine Arduino Uno R3 made in Italy. Some close-up shots using my HD-5000 …

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HD44780 2×16 Dot Matrix LCD

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Bought this at Ebay for only RM10 including shipping. This came all the way from China, hence why it is so cheap. Took around two weeks to arrive and here it is. Apparently a paper box is too costly but thank God it arrived in one piece. The connector shown does not come with the LCD, I bought it separately so …

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Microchip PIC16F877A

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Moving up the Microchip PIC16F Microcontroller family, we have the PIC16F877A. This is a very common MCU and it’s always mentioned in DIY projects. It’s popular among students, hobbyist and even engineers because it’s cheap. I got it for only RM23 and oddly enough that’s cheaper than its’ little brother I mentioned in a previous post, the PIC16F84A. Another reason …

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