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Bubble Display – HP QDSP 6064

I picked up these tiny bubble seven segment displays from Cool Components – https://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/opto/led-displays/bubble-display-7-segment-4-digit.html They are cute little displays ideally suited to counters, watched or displaying your analog values. They can be really power efficient too, with a 2v drop on the segments I can calculate the resistance needed for around 0.5ma. 3v / 0.0005…

Atomic Time with the 60kHz MSF Time Signal Receiver

I picked up a 60kHz MSF Time Signal Receiver from PV Electronics after I came across this brilliant library and explaination http://danceswithferrets.org/geekblog/?p=44. This article was all I needed to get started thankfully. The MSF Time Signal is broadcast from NPL in the UK from Anthorn in Cumbria but similar signal are broadcast all over the…

Elite Proto Shield and ATtiny Programmer – Arduino compatible

This board was sent to me by an indie maker company called Elite Hardware http://www.eliteoshw.com/ You can pick on up on Tindie which is a cool ‘makers’ space that lets small scale indie makers sell their products – https://www.tindie.com/stores/zhipps/ – They are £3-£8 depending on the extras you choose to come with it. They are…