You may have seen ghost hunters on TV, investigating paranormal activity (or like us, you may have heard it from hiding behind the sofa while the programme's been on). Did you know that you can use your HIDIOT to build the same type of equipment that ghost hunters use to track down bumps in the night? This battery powered halloween project is easy to build within 30 minutes, and is great for kids and adults.
Sometimes you want things to only happen when the world around you changes. In electronics, we use sensors to detect these changes. In this post we're going to look at a couple of sensors, how they work and we'll show you how to use one with your HIDIOT.
Firstly, thanks for ordering your HIDIOT! If you've never soldered or coded anything before, you're on your way to a whole new world of electronics and programming. We've slaved away on documentation, tutorials, all kinds of stuff to help you get the most from your purchase, and this blog is here to show you what to do next. Bookmark this post now, give it a read through then come back at the weekend.
We're producing a short series of videos about expanding your HIDIOT. The series will show you how to get familiar with breadboards, understand when to use which type of header, and how to use one, and connect a display to a HIDIOT via a breadboard.