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Analog Zero - first looks

Adding analog in ports to a Raspberry Pi

Analog Zero - first looks

Analog Zero was a very fast kickstarter project which I got in on an earlybird reward because I was already backing another project by Alex Eames.  The project got to funding in 85 minutes - which was pretty quick and only cost me £8.  This project was a kit for a relatively simple shell for the pi zero which added 8 analog in ports.

I've read analog signals into an arduino but not into a pi yet, so this was where this experiment hopefully will lead.

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24-Jun-2016 Permanent Link

 

Messing with Meters - a Smiths RAF fuel gauge

brought back to life with an Arduino

Messing with Meters - a Smiths RAF fuel gauge

It's time to play with some older technology now - what I would refer to as moving coil meters.

I've been reading about the Apollo programme over the last few weeks, thinking about how different the technology was then to what we have now. I was looking at the Apollo command module control panels and thought it would be interesting to try and produce a mockup of these using Arduinos and modern switches. This wasn't really going to work as any Apollo stuff is expensive, so I ended up buying a couple of aviation meters for a few pounds from eBay as I thought it might be interesting to connect these to some modern electronics.

In this post I'll talk about a Smiths aviation fuel quantity gauge which I expected would work in the same way as a volt meter or a modern car fuel gauge.

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9-Mar-2016 Permanent Link

 

Making a Raspberry Pi mini arcade cabinet

When you are on a budget and have no space

Making a Raspberry Pi mini arcade cabinet

A few months ago I saw Tested.com building a mini arcade cabinet called Porta Pi from Kickstarter.  This was a beautiful laser cut cabinet with a nuke mini PC in it .  Really that was what I wanted to do with my PI in a case project - but I could never get the controller to work and the screen didn't really work properly.

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29-Dec-2015 Permanent Link

 

It's all about me...

I'm a 48 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman