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In This Issue:

New & Reviewed

Prototype Like a Boss: Threadboard

We recently came across this great prototyping product, and had to take a closer look. We have all had those complicated...

DIYODE Magazine

Issue 2, August 2017

Community

Cosmic Ray Detector

Robert has built a few cosmic ray detectors in his time, but his latest is a 9 x 9 pixel hodoscope (cosmic ray detector). For...

Robert from SA, Australia

Issue 2, August 2017

Projects

Modem Restarter

Here’s a problem that I’m sure we’ve all experienced - a router that for whatever reason, simply stops supplying the...

Tim Blythman

Issue 2, August 2017

Feature

Creepy Crawlies

Meet a cool open source, walking caterpillar that uses 3D printing and Arduino, to teach kids about robotics! Arjen from...

Arjen Lentz

Issue 2, August 2017

Projects

Part 1: Alarmduino

Ever wondered how alarms work? How do they know that somebody is moving or how to detect a broken window? Want to set up a...

Oliver Higgins

Issue 2, August 2017

Projects

RPi GUI Interface

So you have a Raspberry Pi and a cool idea, but how do you make it as easy as a smartphone for your user to interact with? Add...

Oliver Higgins

Issue 2, August 2017

Feature

Dancing in the (LED) Light

Ray’s discovery of the Adafruit NeoPixel light strip was almost by accident, but a happy accident. NeoPixel by Adafruit is a...

Ray Abram

Issue 2, August 2017

The Classroom

AC/DC Rocks On

Not the band, but perhaps the band’s electric style, is more than simply their name. Where does the name come from? In their...

Daniel Koch and Bob Harper

Issue 2, August 2017

Micro Explorers

Introducing The ESP8266

This tiny WiFi chip packs a massive punch. Easily programmed and barely the size of a USB plug. Let's take a closer look. If...

Tim Blythman

Issue 2, August 2017

Feature

Digging For Satellites

No, that’s not a typo. Mike wanted to go deep; really deep, and figure out what’s actually behind a GPS signal. Probably...

Mike Field

Issue 2, August 2017

Projects

Super Size Me: Van De Graaf Generator

Ever wanted to get 40,000 volts to fly through the air? We’ll show you how to build a Van de Graaff generator that will do...

Daniel Koch

Issue 2, August 2017

Feature

Enhanced Lasers

What if you could take a cheap laser cutter/engraver unit, then design a plug-in replacement so as to increase accuracy and...

Paul De Groot

Issue 2, August 2017

New & Reviewed

Grab It Now: BBC micro:bit

The BBC micro is one of the quintessential parts of modern PC history. It was devised as a learning program for schools in the...

DIYODE Magazine

Issue 2, August 2017

New & Reviewed

Getting Testy: Mooshimeter

It’s not every day something new comes along in test equipment. OK, so maybe it almost is... but rarely does something stand...

DIYODE Magazine

Issue 2, August 2017

Moonshots

Natural Server Cooling

Like many offices, at DIYODE we have a server room. But like all server rooms, it requires cooling - and lots of it! So... is...

Rob Bell

Issue 2, August 2017

Feature

Retro Electro

Liam took a kids toy piano and turned it into a powerful music machine. One thing’s for sure - this isn’t a toy...

Liam Lacey

Issue 2, August 2017

Community

QR Code for Fortune Teller

Using an 128x64 OLED screen, Alastair has developed a random QR fortune clock. Running on an Arduino Mega with an SD card, you...

Alastair from NSW, Australia

Issue 2, August 2017

Community

Temperature Differential Switching Circuit

John developed a clever circuit, designed to help with switching devices based on a temperature differential. He has put it to...

John from New Zealand

Issue 2, August 2017

Community

Voice Changing Album Packaging

This landed in our inbox and we had to share it. Moldover is an electronic future-retro musician who has developed his new...

Moldover, Musician from the USA

Issue 2, August 2017

Community

Amazing Audio Hardware

Peter has created a selection of audio appliances. Utilising some kits and building some things from scratch, he’s got an...

Peter from SA, Australia

Issue 2, August 2017

Bitesize

What is it? UX vs UI Design

What’s the difference between User Interface (UI) design and User Experience (UX). Both elements are crucial to any modern...

Oliver Higgins

Issue 2, August 2017

Feature

Mighty Micros

When it comes to electronics, collaboration can generate some truly amazing results. The Micromite Explore-28 is one such...

Robert Rozèe

Issue 2, August 2017

New & Reviewed

Spotlight on: Altronics Arduino Megabox

The folks over at Altronics are doing some pretty amazing things in the maker space. Their new Arduino Megabox takes DIY device...

DIYODE Magazine

Issue 2, August 2017

Projects

Tweet The World

Want an easy way to interact with users, the world and your fans? Tweet it! Using just an Arduino UNO and an Ethernet shield,...

Oliver Higgins

Issue 2, August 2017

Secret Code

Variables and Conditional Statements

Last month we introduced the overview of code through the “Hello World” article. This month we will take a look and explain...

Oliver Higgins

Issue 2, August 2017