There are 8 posts tagged with
# adafruit

57.600 colorful pixels!

June 3rd, 2018 4 min read

During one of my many AliExpress shopping sprees, I recently found a cute little 1.3" High Resolution 240x240 pixel IPS TFT display. Till now, I only used monochrome 128x64 OLED displays, so this little toy sparked my interest. Using it would be a matter of connecting it to the SPI bus … or so I thought!

Read more

Activity Board:

The Final Touch

April 7th, 2018 3 min read

It has been almost a year since I started the activity board project. So it is time to wrap it up. As said in the last activity board blog post, the only thing left to do was to finish the interface …

Read more

Trying out a Barebone OLED display

March 27th, 2017 3 min read

If you you are a tinkerer that likes to play around with Arduino’s and electronics, you’ve probably played around with a 4 pin I2C OLED display more than once. To step up my game, I thought it would be fun to give myself a little challenge and try out a barebone OLED screen without the convenient breakout board.

Read more

The NeoDisplay

June 20th, 2016 4 min read

As most of the Arduino tinkering makers, I have some NeoPixels LEDs in my drawers. Especially the 8x8 NeoMatrix is a beautiful piece of illumination. But till now, I didn’t have any good use for it yet. Time to make it a bit more useful!

Read more

Repairing my NeoMatrix

August 16th, 2014 2 min read

As told a few weeks ago I was quite successful in blowing up my Adafruit Neopixel NeoMatix. Not once, but twice. And although the bypass was a nice workaround for the time being, I wanted a more permanent fix for my beloved LEDs.

Read more

Swifty Bluetooth using nRF8001-Swift

August 9th, 2014 5 min read

While working on one of my Arduino projects, I was in the need for a simple wrapper for communication with the Adafruit Bluefruit LE nRF8001 Breakout.Since I was unable to find one (especially one that was Swift-ready) I wrote a Swift-wrapper myself. It is based on a Bluefruit LE Connect.It has all the basic needs for basic two way communication and is easy to implement.Check out nRF8001-Swift on GitHub!

Read more

My own stash of secret ingredients

June 14th, 2014 6 min read

When I still lived at my parents, I knew the way to my father’s ‘secret’ electronic ingredients stash. It was right across the hall. Now, although I like the fact of having my own house, it’s somewhat inconvenient to drive 30 minutes before I can loot some of his stuff.

Read more

Building Pong

May 31st, 2014 9 min read

As a side effect of my electronics hobby I developed the addiction of online parts shopping. From time to time I browse the well known electronics shops looking for parts I don’t need. One of the brands with the highest wanna have factor is Adafruit. Adafruit has a wide verity of neat little components that are accompanied with clear documentation and nice code samples. One of my recent Adafruit purchases is an 0.96" monochrome 128x64 pixel OLED display. During my purchase, I had no idea what to use it for … until I got my hands on it!

Read more
©2021 -