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About protopicelectronics

Lots of schools / colleges but mainly self taught in the art of embedded electronics.

Maker Faire UK 2014

Well it was Thursday the 24th of March and while scanning our twitter feed I noticed that the UK Maker Faire was on in 2 days’ time, without further ado I bought a family ticket for the weekend, booked the … Continue reading

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Project Horizon – Beat Felix!

Welcome to the first article about Horizon’s new mission, ‘Beat Felix!’ Horizon is the near space programme at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall. We are a team of pupils who build and launch autonomous probes into the region of the … Continue reading

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Open Source, Prototyping and DIY technology

We are definitely finding that going from project concept to a finished product is becoming much more accessible to new starts.

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Arduino Tutorial – Episode 1

An introduction to the Arduino, and an overview of how to install the IDE (Programming Environment) & Drivers. This is the first in our Arduino Tutorial series – Over the next few episodes we will cover electronics basics, and programming … Continue reading

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The Rolls Royce of Arduino Controlled Model Railway Turntable Controller

Roy builds a custom controller for a customer, as usual in Roy’s eyes, a simple controller with switches to locate the alignment, Roy built a programmable controller, with seven push buttons, each with an led, and a stepper motor driver, … Continue reading

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Adafruit 1141 Data Logging Shield

Drew tells us about the Adafruit 1141 Data Logging Shield. Proto-PIC is an authorised Adafruit distributor in the UK. Check out the Proto-PIC range of Adafruit Products here:

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Adafruit 746 Ultimate GPS Breakout Board.

Drew tells us about the Adafruit 746 Ultimate GPS Breakout Board. Proto-PIC is an authorised Adafruit distributor in the UK. Check out the Proto-PIC range of Adafruit Products  

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