Hobby Projects - Insulation tester, LED Circuits, Meters.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Reynolds Electronics - PicBasic Stamp 8051

They were an online store that have Parts and Kits for Embedded Systems like Stamp, PIC Micro,and 8051 Microcontroller Projects. (The Link below is a snapshot at Way Back Machine).

Reynolds Electronics - PicBasic Stamp 8051

The also have designs, books, Source Code, Schematics, Robotics Projects. Some Tutorials too for the beginner. See Micro-Bot

Micro Bot - Reynolds Electronics

This was one of the early website services that had PIC Kits and Some Designs online. Now we have the web full of Electronic PIC and Arduino Enthusiasts.

They have kits for
  • PicBasic Pro Compiler Projects
  • PICmicro Projects
  • 8051 Projects
  • Basic Stamp Projects
  • Single-Channel A/D
  • PIC Microcontrollers
  • Serial LED Display
It was at ....
(Reynolds Electronics
3333 S. Atlantic Ave., Unit 806 Daytona Beach Shores, FL. 32118, USA)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wireless Phone and your Arduino

We all have phones and we can create apps too. This makes a Arduino a bit isolated without connectivity.

Using some of these Shields you can gift Smartphone Power to your Arduino. Create a Home Automation System with a Smartphone App control. An interactive Robot with SMS. Create a Process Automation System with SMS Alerts too.

3G + GPS shield for Arduino

3G GPS shield for Arduino
Connect to high speed WCDMA and HSPA cellular networks. Make web interactive project like the "Internet of Things". The module counts also with an internal GPS what enables the location of the device outdoors and indoors.
  • HTTP and HTTPS (secure mode) navigation, download, upload to web server.
  • FTP and FTPS (secure mode) protocols are also available.
  • Send and receive mails  from Arduino using the SMTP and POP3 clients. 
Arduino GSM Shield

Arduino GSM Shield

The Arduino GSM Shield connects your Arduino to the internet using the GPRS wireless network. Just plug this module onto your Arduino board, plug in a SIM card from an operator offering GPRS coverage and follow a few simple instructions to start controlling your world through the internet. You can also make/receive voice calls (you will need an external speaker and microphone circuit) and send/receive SMS messages.

GPRS Shield V1.0

GPRS Shield

The GPRS Shield is compatible with all boards which have the same form factor (and pinout) as a standard Arduino Board. The GPRS Shield is configured and controlled via its UART using simple AT commands. Based on the SIM900 module from SIMCOM, the GPRS Shield is like a cell phone. Besides the communications features, the GPRS Shield has 12 GPIOs, 2 PWMs and an ADC.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Science Hobbyist - Amateur Science

Science Hobbyist – Amateur Science

Amateur Science, Cool Science, Gravity, Energy, Fusion, Tesla Coil Page. Neodymium Supermagnets, Science Toys. Significantly Worthwhile Books, Science Fair Ideas, Science Demos Articles, Experiments, Exhibits, Kids’ Science Projects, The Science Club.

Electronics Hobbyist

Projects for beginners, articles on electronics and electrical science, Tesla coils, electrostatic devices, and resource links for the hobbyist and educator.

William J Beaty

William J. Beaty

Research Engineer HV/Electrostatics specialist, Lecturer, Sci. Exhibit Designer, Textbook Consultant, Amateur Physicist

“In the past I’ve spent time as an embedded designer and software engineer, consulted on textbooks, lectured about electricity education, designed science projects for kids, and built physics exhibits while running the electronics dept. at the Museum of Science in Boston.”