RaspberryPi B+

RaspberryPi B+

It appears that there is a new Raspberry PI model available, the PiB+.
Here’s what we know so far.

4 USB 2.0 Ports (a change to the LAN9514, from the LAN9512
Audio and Video Combined into a single A/V Jack similar to those found on camcorders
E…

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Holes

Holes

 
So, any ideas what it is, another clue after the break

Different angle, this time with some pins.
If you know what it is, leave a comment.

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Wireless Temperature Sensor using Ciseco RFu-328

Wireless Temperature Sensor using Ciseco RFu-328

Concept
Home automation typically starts with the measurement of temperature from many locations. Ideally this should be accomplished with a wireless sensor.
The arrival of Ciseco’s RFu-328 Arduino compatible wireless module it should hopefully b…

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Seneye Webserver

Seneye Webserver

Back in April, Seneye announced that they would be producing a box to allow use of their aquarium sensor without needing a PC.
29/04/2013 After many months of successful alpha testing we are now working on the tooling and beta boards for the seneye web…

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Slice of Radio – Welcome

Slice of Radio – Welcome

 
So Ciseco were nice enough to send me a Slice of Radio to try out on one of my Raspberry Pi’s. Show as shown above sat nicely on one of the original model B boards.
So what is a ‘slice of radio’, well quite simply it’…

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Anatomy of a TRV – DriveTrain

Anatomy of a TRV – DriveTrain

The drive train is responsible for actuating the actual valve body on the radiator. This is typically done by driving a threaded pin, which in turn pushes against the pin of the valve body.
In the image above, the grey knurled collar to the right of t…

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Anatomy of a TRV

Anatomy of a TRV

 
Doesn’t look like too much on the outside. The TRV featured in the image above is a low end device with no radio link.
However, with suitable tools we can take a look inside.

You can now see the anatomy of a TRV.
Over the next few articl…

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RFM12B End of Life

RFM12B End of Life

 
Whilst investigating use of RFM22B / RFM23B as an alternative to RFM12B, I’ve discovered that all three products are End of Life, I’ve contacted HopeRF to see if there are more details available.
Currently the RFM69W is being sugges…

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Ciseco 3v bistable latching relay kit

Ciseco 3v bistable latching relay kit

So the nice guys at Ciseco sent me a couple of their latest products to try out. The bi-stable relay kit.
Here’s what you get in the kit.

So whats in the kit:

High quality PCB
2 Resistors
2 Diodes
2 Transistor
A 3 way screw terminal
Bi-Stable…

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Max1284 First Build

Max1284 First Build

There follows a series of photos covering the build of board #2. Board #1 was build very quickly to perform initial design proving tasks and not all connectors or features were available. Board #2 was built with all the correct connectors with the exce…

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