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Rescue your bricked AVR micro with the Rescue Shield, now back in stock!

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Rescue Shield kits are (finally!) back in stock.

AVR HV Rescue Shield

The Rescue Shield is a 100% open source, Arduino-based high voltage mode fuse programmer for AVR microcontrollers.

It allows you bring  an otherwise “bricked” or misconfigured AVR back to life by editing the configuration fuses that control the operation of the RESET pin, the internal oscillator, and other features of the microcontroller. The Rescue Shield can talk to chips when ordinary ISP programmers can’t.

Follow this link to learn more and place an order.

Rescue Shield kits back in stock – fix your bricked AVRs!

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

A new batch of HV Rescue Shield kits are fresh off the hotplate and ready to rescue your bricked AVRs! You can purchase kits here.

Also, I only have a few Geiger Counter kits left in stock. Things have been pretty busy here lately, so it will likely be a few weeks before I can build more. Get one before they’re all gone!

Both of these kits are great for both electronics newbies and experienced kit builders.

Don’t know how to solder? Learn how today!

HV Rescue Shields are back in stock!

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

AVR HV Rescue Shield

It took a couple weeks longer than I expected, but HV Rescue Shield kits are back in stock now.

Order yours today!

Star Jar, a Geiger counter triggered LED decoration

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

UK artist Nikki Pugh posted this video of her Star Jar, a Geiger counter triggered LED decoration for the holidays. This project is based on her holiday light display from last year. This version incorporates fading transitions is completely powered by the mains.

The light changes are triggered by a MightyOhm Geiger counter kit which detects background radiation and cosmic rays.

If you’re interested to learn how this project was made, check out the instructable.

Star Jar from nikkipugh on Vimeo.

Improved Geiger Counter Assembly Instructions

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Based on your feedback, I made a few improvements to my Geiger Counter assembly instructions, including the addition of the very handy assembly drawing shown above.

This and a new full page Bill of Materials should mean less time hunting for which part goes where and more fun building the kit!

If you don’t have a kit, you can purchase one here.  If you do, you can head straight to the new and improved assembly instructions.
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