No fuss Nanode

After all the recent fun I had trying to get a Xino Basic and ENC28J60 ethernet shield (remember they’re both from Ciseco, mind) running together from an external PSU, I was left wondering if there might possibly have been a similar path I could have taken that would involve a little less pissing about with…

Will this ever be finished?

I’m keen to get the project to feed data from my CurrentCost CC128 energy monitor up to Cosm via an Arduino out of the way, so that – if nothing else – I can put it in a little box and tuck it out of the way and let it just get on with accumulating…

Xino Basic built and working

Despite some of the shonkiest soldering in living memory, the Xino Basic that arrived the other week is now built up and – rather amazingly – fired up first time. Well, to be fair, the soldering itself wasn’t really the problem; it was more a combination of me simply not putting components in straight/flush before…

Yes, I bought them on a whim …

Postman’s just delivered a little box of treats from Ciseco. Having taken them out of their wrappers, I’m a little nervous about ruining their nice clean appearance through my ham-fisted attempts at soldering, but the upside is that these kits are at the bargain basement end of the price spectrum, so if I really trash…