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Quotation Machine using the CheeseBoard

Posted by Matthew Little on

Setting yourself a small challenge in the form of an interesting project is a great way of learning - even if it involves a fair bit of failing! I set myself a weekend challenge of using our CheeseBoard ESP8266 development board to obtain and display some data from a website using a wifi connection. My original challenge was to show... Read more

Trying out the Cheeseboard:Cheddar

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An overview of getting started with our cheeseboard for the first time. Read more

Soldering is Easy!

Posted by Matthew Little on

As all our kits need to be soldered together, we have been asked a number of times about soldering education and information. We usually point people to the excellent 'Soldering is Easy' comic produced by Mitch Altman, Andie Nordgren and Jeff Keyzer. This is a really great comic-book style introduction to basic soldering techniques. This guide is visual, easy to... Read more

Connecting the Bat Listener to an Arduino

Posted by Matthew Little on

If you would like to take your bat detecting further, the new version of our Bat Listener has output pads for connecting the output to an Arduino. This means we can measure the exact frequency and start to do more interesting things like recording the frequencies, displaying a 'sonograph' of the detected signal and record the number of bat detections.... Read more

PCB design procedure...

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Here at The Curious Electric Company, we use the open source PCB and schematic design package KiCAD. This keeps getting better and better, but, as with any software, has a (quite steep) learning curve associated. Here is the NEW version of the Bat Listener being worked on. We have listened to customer feedback and have tried to improve the kit... Read more