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Arduino, avr-gcc, Eclipse and Windows 8.1

October 31st, 2013 12 comments

Tweet Recently I upgraded – and I use the word with some reluctance – to Windows 8.1 and found that in this environment I couldn’t successfully use the avr-gcc compiler (that ships with the Arduino 1.0.5 package) from Eclipse with the AVR Eclipse Plugin because attempts to Build from Eclipse resulted in a failure to […]

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An Atlas of Arduino Ethernet Shields

January 1st, 2012 9 comments

Tweet Have you ever wanted to find the schematic or PCB layout for your Arduino Ethernet shield, but been frustrated by the lack of version or revision information printed on the shield itself? Have you found the version numbering terminology for Ethernet shields confusing and inconsistent? The Atlas of Arduino Ethernet Shields is here to […]

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My first Printed Circuit Board arrives

September 10th, 2011 1 comment

Tweet Followed my recently renewed interest in hardware and electronics—a hobby which has been dormant for about twelve years— I’ve had my first printed circuit board (PCB) made commercially. I’ve always made my own PCBs before, starting with pressing Letraset symbols directly onto copper boards for etching in a ferric chloride solution back in the […]

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