Author Archives: Dave Boulton

Kodak G240 Digital Picture Frame

A while ago I got really hacked off with the latest firmware update to my QNAP TS212 NAS box. There’s nothing wrong with the hardware, I’ve had the thing for a while and it’s been absolutely bullet-proof. What QNAP do … Continue reading

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Odds and Sods

Haven’t had much time to do anything too interesting lately, sorting out my garage has been more important. I did get around to 555 PWM timer stuff though and that worked out OK. It’s always useful to have a reason … Continue reading

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LED Dimming – nothing to see here, yet, move along…

I recently picked up some 5m 12V white LED strips. Luckily, I disposed of one quickly but I still have one left that I feel I have to do something with 😛 So, I was playing with a 10W LED … Continue reading

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And we’re back…

…with a fairly trivial little project to “let there be light”. Been “moving” house. Long story, can’t be bothered going there, but it’s kept me from doing anything for quite a while. After much faffing, we’re buying the “bungy” we’ve … Continue reading

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10W 9-12V LED

Another arrival from China 😆 This thing is bright, very bright! I had an initial play using the bench psu to limit the current to around 1A – it seemed to drop about 10V at that so all within spec, … Continue reading

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LED bits and pieces…

1206 SMD LEDs I picked up some 1206 SMD LEDs the other week, they’re bound to come in handy. One of my pet hates is when I get some or other board with SMD LEDs on and the maker has … Continue reading

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Transistor basics

Being fairly new at this I can’t say I’ve quite got my head around transistors yet. I keep letting the smoke out 😳 I want to use some SMD transistors with the next LED board I put together so I … Continue reading

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