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Simon Monk
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Arduino Air Quality Monitor
I've recently spent some time developing the MonkMakes CO2 Sensor for micro:bit and have spent a fair amount of time researching into indoor air quality. It struck me that I actually had no idea how healthy (or otherwise) the air is, in the house that I bot...
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Review and use of: Katsu ZD-8915 Desoldering Station
Desoldering through-hole components with two or three legs, is pretty straightforward. Apply heat and some fresh solder to the underside and pull them out from the top. But when it comes to chips and modules with more pins, this approach doesn't work.  Some...
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Cuban Makers at "Copincha" in Havana
Last week I found myself in front of a room full of Cubans in Havana, delivering a course on Arduino in broken Spanish. Was this a variation on the kind of dream where you are sitting down to an exam without having done a stroke of revision? Or the dream wh...
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Review and Test of the MH-Z14A NDIR CO2 Sensor
The MH-Z14A measures CO2 concentrations using absorption of infra-red light. These devices are available on eBay, Amazon and other places from about $20. Ignore the capacitor across the power pins - this was a failed attempt by me to improve the reliability...
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Bluetooth Control of a micro:bit and motor using Bitty
Bitty  is a suite of software that allows you to use your smartphone as an interface to your micro:bit . The software comes in two parts. A resident program that you download from here as a HEX file and copy onto your micro:bit and an App that you install o...
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All about our @microbit_edu micro:bit kit.
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How to Get Started in Electronics
I sometimes get asked how to get started in electronics and so at Maker Faire New York 2017 I gave a short talk on this topic. In particular I looked at how hobby electronics now almost inevitably starts with the use of a microcontroller board like the micr...
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I've a Kickstarter running: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/simonmonk2/monkmakesduino

The idea is that its Arduino Uno compatible but breadboard and education friendly.
MonkMakesDuino
MonkMakesDuino
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This project is one of the things you can make from the Educational Kit for MonkMakesDuino on Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/simonmonk2/monkmakesduino
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Introducing the MonkMakesDuino
Yet another Arduino clone, but his time a bit different in that is is designed with education and breadboard use as its main goal. Its on KICKSTARTER now , so take a look if you are interested. The main features are: Breadboard friendly - clearly labelled p...
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