Category Archives: Tutorial

Capacitive touch modules

Capacitive touch modules are built into a lot of devices and are now really easy to integrate into projects. These little modules are digita [...]

List of DaVinci Resolve Tutorials

I’ve compiled a list of some DaVinci Resolve tutorials below. These give you a run through of the basics of video editing with Resolve [...]

Transparent 3d Printing

Using some specific settings and materials, we can print transparent objects with our FDM printers in the Fab Lab. These settings result in [...]

Axidraw V3/A3 Processing Integration

The Axidraw can be manipulated and controlled through Processing. This is a brief look at how this can be implemented, download and unzip th [...]

Draw Vector Images with Axidraw V3/A3 and Inkscape

AxiDraw translates vector lines and SVG files into physical movements, allowing you draw, paint, or write onto materials that you might not [...]


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Fusion 360 basics

Fusion 360 is a great, all-in-one parametric cad solution. Find out how to get started below. [...]

JQ6500 MP3 Player Module

These little modules can be programmed to play mp3 sound bytes stored in their internal memory (8mb max). [...]

Digi Spark / CJMCU Microcontroller

How to program a CJMCU with the Arduino IDE. [...]

Thermal Camera for Arduino Boards

We have a couple of Thermal Cameras that can add heat imaging capabilities to Arduino projects. They have a low resolution 32×24 pixels [...]

ESP32-CAM QR Code Scanner

This project combines two separate projects to get a system that acts as a WiFi Access point and web server to display QR codes scanned with [...]

Indesign Helpful Hints

Here are some useful hints we have used with our own projects: [...]

Hand drawing to laser cutting with Inkscape

A quick overview of the workflow to get a hand-drawn part laser cut using Inkscape. [...]

Creating custom monochrome graphics for micro-controller screens

Arduino code Converting images into byte arrays for mono-colour screens with microcontrollers. Best suited for static splash screens or basi [...]

Electronics Basics

This brief tutorial gives some tips for working with electronic circuits and covers some common issues beginners can have. [...]

Solar powered WiFi weather station with Google sheets upload

This project uses spare solar panels and an ESP-01 DHT11 module to gather weather data and upload it to a google spreadsheet. [...]

Creating professional pinout diagrams

This is a great tutorial from Adafruit showing how to create professional pinout/wiring diagrams with free vector software Inkscape. It coul [...]

Brilliant Smart WiFi plug

These smart plugs are a readily available, low-cost, and non-invasive home automation solution. Some models also have power monitoring. [...]

D1 R32 – ESP32

An Esp32 micro-controller in an Arduino Uno footprint. [...]

Estimating battery life of electronic designs

How to estimate the life of a battery-powered circuit design. [...]

2.4″ TFT Touchscreen UNO module

How to use a 2.4″ TFT touchscreen with Arduino Uno   [...]

Raspberry Pi & Touchscreens

Testing Raspberry Pi with touchscreens. [...]

Circuit Mockups: TinkerCAD, Fritzing and Circuito

Overview Designers need to communicate their designs to others. They need to be able to document their work so they can refer to it later or [...]

Handy Arduino boards & libraries

  This is a repository for good Arduino boards and libraries with links. [...]

STM32 (“Blue Pill”) Arduino programming

  This will show you the way to program an STM32F1xx series microcontroller with the Arduino IDE (integrated development environment). [...]

RFID and Arduino

This is a basic access control project to read and use the unique IDs of RFID cards including the University of Auckland ID cards. It uses a [...]

Complex 3D objects to 2D profiles

After a lot of researching here is a free way to create a 2D cut profile from a 3d surface. [...]

Fusion 360: Rendering a turntable gif

Gif created in fusion 360 here: [...]

Fusion 360 embedded test

How to embed Fusion 360 files into blog posts. [...]

Interfacing Arduino and sensors with Unity

Overview For this project, we attempted to interface hardware sensors with Unity to manipulate virtual objects and give feedback to hardware [...]

Arduino Radar scanner

This uses Arduino and hardware to feed data into Processing for the graphical user interface. [...]
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