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What to do with surplus dev boards

I’ve been using Arduino boards for a few years now and it re-kindled my interest in microcontroller systems after having worked in the field quite a few years ago. Since then I’ve also used various Arduino compatible boards, shields and d-i-y boards, I’ve created libraries, published code and generally had a lot of fun with […]

Using the Scrolling message display

Following on from a previous post describing the scrolling message display, I’m adding a few notes on how to use it with a service called If this then that (ifttt.com).

The idea behind IFTTT is tthat when an event occurs on one application or site it can trigger another application or event. There are a […]

mbed platform – FRDM-KL25Z

I’ve been using the mbed platform for a while now after receiving one to develop the IoT Gateway project. This was based on the NXP LPC1768 chip, the details can be found here. One of the downsides of this mbed was its price, even though the features are impressive for a microcontroller development board. Recently […]

Scrolling message display – From Meetup to Product

Introduction

I originally saw a demo of the Vodafone K3770 Mobile broadband dongle given by Ashley Mills of Vodafone at IoT London Meetup 9. In the demo the mbed was receiving SMS and outputting them to a printer. Shortly after this I got myself a Vodafone K3770 dongle and started to see what I could […]