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  • DIY Digital Soldering Station (Hakko 907)

    Saw this on an Instructables email Newsletter (today) and the reason I clicked was because of that beautiful case. I am so impressed by the quality of the finish - did you do anything else or was it just sand and paint? Can you provide more detail, e.g. did you move through the grits, or just sand with a single grit? What grit? What exact paint model did you use? (Probably won't have the same brand here in the UK, but I can research and find something similar!) Thanks!

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  • ATtiny85 Clock Frequency Verifier

    I think it would be nice to actually say HOW to set the clock frequency in this post. After all I'm guessing that's why most people came to visit this page.

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  • Compare SK6822 WS2813 APA102 SK9822 LED

    I don’t wish to be too critical and would like to keep within the guidelines of this site by being nice and constructive, but this instructable is a very frustrating mixture of excellent subject choice, niche topic, and really terrible article. I came here for a comparison of individually addressable strips or pixel types, yet the article is so poorly written that it’s impossible to decipher, in any rate there is no useful comparison. For example, which ones offer 4 channels eg RGBWW, is there an option with RGBWW and dual data, what are the actual differences between the chips and what they do?How does SK6812 stack up against SK6822? What do the numbers refer to?And sorry but an article with a title that implies it’s a comparison should not have a section on how to use them.

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  • Hi, yes I confirm, the article states MOSI->D12 and MISO->D11, however it should be the other way around.

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  • Sorry for replying to a 6 year old comment :) But this is so niche.. You're a person after my own heart. I have been thinking about designing the board for a "Arduino Nano" equivalent with W5100 / W5500, ditching the USB interface thus saving space, and using QFP packages where possible. I've been looking at the Silvertel for a few years but never bought one or tested it. I found them a while ago around £7 each. This, to me, would be the ultimate little board, a good number of IO pins, and PoE networking. Great for embedded sensors / actuators around the home.

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  • I previously decided on W5100 because it's fully supported by Arduino Ethernet library, and I have some projects that use libraries that depend on this library. I couldn't work out from a quick google whether the W5500 is fully supported under the Arduino Ethernet library or not. i.e. I'm lazy, I know it works well, and there is plenty of good resources online tying Arduino with W5100 which I can rely on when troubleshooting. (Such as this great article!)Having just googled about the improvements of the W5500 over the W5100, Wiznet wrote a few years ago:"W5500 is more cheap, better performance and have 8 sockets"also "W5100 is in Arduino official ethernet shield and we don’t have plan to discontinue."Perhaps given I'm going to the trouble of designing a new board…

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    I previously decided on W5100 because it's fully supported by Arduino Ethernet library, and I have some projects that use libraries that depend on this library. I couldn't work out from a quick google whether the W5500 is fully supported under the Arduino Ethernet library or not. i.e. I'm lazy, I know it works well, and there is plenty of good resources online tying Arduino with W5100 which I can rely on when troubleshooting. (Such as this great article!)Having just googled about the improvements of the W5500 over the W5100, Wiznet wrote a few years ago:"W5500 is more cheap, better performance and have 8 sockets"also "W5100 is in Arduino official ethernet shield and we don’t have plan to discontinue."Perhaps given I'm going to the trouble of designing a new board I should at least get myself a W5500 break-out board and test. Thanks for bringing that up. See here for a link to my main project that uses the "red board": http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/hardware/video-mqtt-smart-home-wall-controller-code-published.html

    Excellent Instructable. I have used these Funduino boards quite a lot (I call them "the red board") and I do recall having an issue with reset 3 or 4 years ago when I started out with this, which I got over by setting a delay in my sketches. Haven't had a problem since, probably because I just copy from one sketch to another the basics.Similarly I hadn't given much thought to sharing SPI because I've always used the Arduino Mega and can switch other devices to other pins, as there are so many.But now I'm in the process of thinking about making my own Arduino PoE Ethernet board based on ATmega328, W5100 and a Silvertel AG8012s POE module, and I'm SO glad I came across this comment about the SPI bus, as I just hadn't thought about it.I'm nervous about making my own board, as I've …

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    Excellent Instructable. I have used these Funduino boards quite a lot (I call them "the red board") and I do recall having an issue with reset 3 or 4 years ago when I started out with this, which I got over by setting a delay in my sketches. Haven't had a problem since, probably because I just copy from one sketch to another the basics.Similarly I hadn't given much thought to sharing SPI because I've always used the Arduino Mega and can switch other devices to other pins, as there are so many.But now I'm in the process of thinking about making my own Arduino PoE Ethernet board based on ATmega328, W5100 and a Silvertel AG8012s POE module, and I'm SO glad I came across this comment about the SPI bus, as I just hadn't thought about it.I'm nervous about making my own board, as I've never soldered QFP, but with this article, a reflow solder station, and my existing understanding of the W5100, I'm hoping to give this a go now!

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  • This really whets the appetite! I've bought a couple of amps based on these chips on ebay, but this inspires me to embed them into my own hardware and projects. Basically- audio integrated into the home!

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  • Give it a display, add a nice screwless metal faceplate, upgrade the buttons, and voila: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE-3FGcSKfI

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