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The Morse Challenge!

Geocaching is a popular hobby here in The Netherlands. Since my wife and I search for these caches from time to time, the idea came to me to build a cache myself, one that challenges geocachers to listen and decode…

Walt’s Keyer

Almost every nerd is a fan of automation. So whenever we find a repetitive job, we think of a solution to automate it. Since I’m both into automation and amateur radio, I was thinking on automating one of my straight…

Prepare for a new time!

Time… For some reason we tend to stick to an ancient system which has no logic at all. Let’s be honest: if we would invent a new time system nowadays, it would probably not have 7 days in a week,…

Arduino Quick Reference Card

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Some years ago I provided some workshops on local radioclubs, demonstrating the capabilities of Arduino boards. Along with the workshop I handed out a quick reference card to get started. Recently I was asked to do another workshop, so it…

How to get rid of your prototype board

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When you started discovering microcontrollers, you probably bought some kind of evaluation or prototype board. The microcontroller chip itself is placed in a nice socket on a PCB, surrounded by power circuit, some I/O, and RS232 or USB connector for…