Hobby Electronics

Hobby Electronics

Vance Briggs

20 April 2021

Modern Boards

Arduino Uno - 2010
Raspberry Pi - 2012

Raspberry Pi
  • System on a chip (SOC)
  • Runs a full OS (Linux)
  • Can interface to digital electronics
    • GPIO
    • I2C
    • SPI

Arduino
  • Microcontroller with peripherals
  • Program from bare metal
  • Powerful and robust interfaces to digital electronics
    • GPIO
    • I2C
    • SPI

Hobby Electronics Market

Clones

Arduino
Clone

The Internet of Things

ESP32

“Stamp”
Dev Board

Programming Languages and Tools

Programming Languages

IDEs

“Arduino IDE”
  • Arduino IDE
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Chip manufacturers IDEs
  • Browser-based environments

Debugging

I’m Hooked - Now what?

Create your own PCB

KiCAD

Get your boards manufactured

3D Design

3D Printers

Projects

ESP32 Clock

Antweight Fighting Robot

The Future

FPGAs

Questions?

Vance Briggs

vance@axxe.co.uk

Reading Hackspace

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