Author Archive | Jon Watkins

Workshop Update: Oct 4th, 2013

It’s been a while since the last update, but that’s not to say there hasn’t been plenty going on in the depths of the Spell Foundry workshop. Here’s a few snippets: Sleepy Pi Beta boards are  now out in the wild, later than hoped largely as a result of the volume of documentation that needed […]

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Do you have “The Knack”?

The Fledgling I was recently doing some work for a UK arm of a large US defence company and I was introduced to a young 17 year old work experience student. A conversation ensued which went something like this: Me: “Are you interested in a career in engineering?” Him: “Oh yes, I really enjoy electronics.” […]

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Sleepy PI PCB

Workshop Update: June 25th, 2013

New Boards Coming! We’ve Just ordered the next revision (rev 1.0D) of the Sleepy Pi board which will hopefully be the board that is sent out to our Beta testers in a couple of weeks (barring any disasters). There have been a number of changes from the initial rev. 1.0C board. Apart from fixing the […]

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An Arduino controlled robotic fish

Robofish: An Arduino Controlled Robotic Fish

…a robot fish that is able to swim and recognize tank edges and obstacles. We’ll find out how we can easily create it with common insulating material and a few servo motor controlled by Arduino. I love this project from Open Electronics. The movement is spookily realistic, I’ve just got to build one of these […]

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PSoC 4

Cypress Launches the PSoC 4 Series Mixed Signal Micros

Cypress Micro has announced the availability of production silicon for the first devices in their ground-breaking PSoC 4 family of ARM Cortex M0 chips. These are backed by the Pioneer development kit, which aside from packing some serious processing at a ridiculously low price, also features connector compatibility with a range of Arduino shields and […]

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