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Simon Monk
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Logging Multimeter Readings with a Digitek DT-4000ZC on a Mac
I bought one of these multimeters a few months ago on eBay , to be able to automate the timed taking of readings using a multimeter. Given the price, I wasn't expecting much, but it works pretty well. Being a Mac user, I am used to either using software in ...

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Raspberry Pi 2 vs 3 Current Consumption During Boot
I just wanted to share this fairly uninteresting result in case its useful to anyone. I measured the current drawn from a 5V power supply on both a Raspberry Pi 2 (with Realtek WiFi dongle) and a Raspberry Pi 3 (with built in WiFi) to get an idea of the cur...

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On Switch for Raspberry Pi
When you gave finished using your Raspberry Pi, you should really shut it down, otherwise, its possible to corrupt the SD card image which would mean you having to reinstall Raspbian. Having shut-down your Raspberry Pi you can get it to boot up again by unp...

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Merry Christmas from MonkMakes

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Introducing the Joey board from Gooligum Electronics.

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Introducing the Joey Raspberry Pi Display
Gooligum Electronics (could they be more Australian?) recently sent me a Joey board to play with. These boards are incredibly good value at $8 (the American sort of dollar) and a neat design that uses offset holes in the PCB so that it will slide over your ...

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Use a Raspberry Squid with a Micro:bit
The Raspberry Squid is an RGB LED with built-in resistors originally designed for the Raspberry Pi. But you can also use it with a BBC Micro:bit. You can find instructions for making a Squid from  https://github.com/simonmonk/squid  or buy a ready-made one ...

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Here's Pepe the @monkmakes puppet dancing at Preston Raspberry Jam. http://monkmakes.com/puppet

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MonkMakes has a new product!

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The second edition of 'Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches' is out of its premium new release price on Amazon. So, snap up a bargain! https://www.amazon.com/Programming-Arduino-Getting-Started-Sketches/dp/1259641635
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