Friday, 27 July 2012

Raspberry Pi preorder!

Hey guys,

for those who don't know what the Raspberry Pi is: it's a miniature computer, capable of running Linux distros from an SD card. It features HDMI, USB, 3.5mm jack and a composite RCA for video.
Also, various pins for programming.

And all of that for a very low price.


Pictured: Electronic Pie
Due to them being sold out faster than free money at a bank, I had to wait a few weeks to even get a mail confirming I can place an order!
So I basically ordered an order.

Anyway.
 

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Arduino + Floppy = Music!

I recently got myself an Arduino UNO and did the usual first-time experiments with it (making an LED blink, moving a Servo motor and so on).

That got boring, fast. So I did the logical thing.  Try to connect the closest thing to me to the Arduino!
 Turns out I had a few floppies lying aroun.

First thing was to make sure they worked, so I wired them up to a computer and checked.

All of 'em worked.