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Tenma 72-7735 DMM: Serial interface with Python

The Tenma 72-7735 is a lower end DMM that comes with quite a few handy features including an opto-isolated serial output. This serial communication is over a cable with a male db-9 rs-232 serial connector on one end and a … Continue reading

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Cheap and nasty ‘powered’ usb cable

I was trying to connect a wifi adapter to a raspberry pi today but the pi’s usb ports could not supply enough current to the device. A powered USB hub would be the ideal solution to this problem but I … Continue reading

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2d mapping using a webcam and a laser

Following on from my previous blog post using a webcam and a laser as a rangefinder, it’s now mounted on a cheap 3 euro stepper motor and used to make a 2d map of the surroundings. As you can see … Continue reading

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