Death of the ZUMspot

Sadly it's seems that the Chinese push into the mmdvm hot spot market (aka Jumbospot) has taken its toll on the ZUMspot team and they have ceased operations with a departing notice on mmdvm.blogspot.com stating that they no longer sell the ZUMspot Pi and the MMDVM Pi boards with a further notice advising to visit … Continue reading Death of the ZUMspot

Cancer Ten Years On

As I've mentioned on this blog I had a bit of a run in with Lymphoma back in 2006/2007. Well here we are and ten years have passed so what's changed in this time? LOTS! But more importantly what has changed within me, the survivor? Well I'm cancer free, and I have issues related to … Continue reading Cancer Ten Years On

Arduino Due & Electrosmash pedalSHIELD

I recently purchased an Arduino Due from an $18USD credit from ITEAD. I immediately went searching for something unique to use it for, that's when I found the ElectroSmash pedalSHEILD and thought that's the perfect thing. Above is a picture off Electrosmash's website showing how it all fits together, below is my finished product.  It took me about … Continue reading Arduino Due & Electrosmash pedalSHIELD

Seriously Joking, Right? 

Most likely the worst twitter suggested follow I've ever received! #youhavegottobefuckingkiddinme

STEMTera Kickstarter

On September 28th the STEMTera bread board was launched on Kickstarter. This is an Arduino compatible micro controller inside a modified solder less bread board. This caught my attention because I mainly tinker with Arduino stuff whilst sitting on the couch! So there are times when I'd have multiple pieces of gear with a rat's … Continue reading STEMTera Kickstarter