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Time to get moving on my 8-bit computer project….
Decided to to start combining the modules and setup the final configuration. This involved removing the protective backing from the mounting tape on the breadboards and committing to their final position on the computer.
I’m still short a few breadboards, and still waiting on quite a few components that are on the slow boat from China, but i wanted to get it a bit more organised and complete the modules I can.
Did just find that the clock module is on a breadboard that is ever so slightly different in size than the newer boards, so I may have to remake it if I can’t get passed the OCD about those 2mm.
I also did some checking with a multi-meter and found that the power distribution will need to be beefed up to make sure that all of the breadboards have the required 5v as there seems to be a significant drop as you move away from the clock module. Thanks to Paul at South West Makers for the advice. I’ll be putting it into practise shortly.
Check out all my 8-bit computer posts.
Build a project using the ATMega328 Intergated Circuit integrated into a project without using an Arduino development board.
One tool I will need to debug my 8-bit computer is a logic analyser with multiple inputs. I plan to build a rudimentary device to help with this before spending some money on a commercial product.
To start off the Home Automation Project, I thought I might gather some weather data to test out the MQQT broker.
I’m currently working on the Arduino code to connect to the MQTT broker.
I’m using a WEMOS D1 connected to a DHT11 to measure temperature and humidity. The DHT11 is definitely the poorer cousin to the DHT22 and sometimes fails to reads as it is a really slow component. It also has limited range which might not be great for outdoor projects where the temperature drops below 0 degrees.