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Modular 19-inch Rack Drawers: Convenient Workshop Tool Storage

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For the last few years I have been renovating a house . Due to all the work going on , I currently only have a temporary electronic workbench setup in an unfinished spare room with limited space.  I wanted some of my tools to be stored within reach sat at my desk . Unfortunately the IKEA desk had drawers and a cupboard but were either not suitable or full of stuff. With my 3d print taking up a large chunk of my desk I thought of adding a drawer or two under my 3d printer. [...]

Nexiton LCD Serial Prog Pass Through (Tip)

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I have recently made an Infomation display for a friend using an ESP32 driving a Nexiton HMI LCD display This is the first time i have used these displays and have been impressed with the results . These are serial based displays that have a HMI that is first designed on Nexiton’s IDE desktop software [...]

TS100 Portable Soldering Station

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Unfortunately i haven't had a lot of time for home projects recently with work and other commitments but with the current situation i had more free time and finally had to time to work on projects which i enjoy ! I have found myself sometimes using my TS100 soldering away from the bench and one day i was watching where Adam Savage from Tested made a portable Ts100 Soldering Iron powered by a Dewalt power tool battery. This was a great project but i wanted something more compact without all the storage. [...]

RFID Login software Update !

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Following on my previous (project / Guide) RFID login) , i have been working few improvements to the arduino software example.  The biggest change is now having a serial terminal based menu interface. Also a few security concerns have been addressed, this includes limiting the number of wrong tries. As with the previous version not for [...]

(project / Guide) RFID login

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I wanted a simple way of quickly logging on to my computer without having to typing my password in and did not want to have no security either. There are various products on the market that would solve this problem from fingerprint readers to proximity dongles but i decided to see what i could knock up with parts i mainly already had. Looking in my micro stuff i had a RC522 RFID tag reader 3.3v : Also an 3.3v arduino Leonardo clone aswell based on a sparkfun pro micro which also can act as a USB device such as a keyboard. This is useful as if a 5v arduino was used a level shifter would be required due to the RC522 not being 5v torrent. [...]

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