MakerCast Episode 35

Maker Cast is a monthly stream that wanders from maker channel to maker channel, where makers share their latest projects. We always try to have some new people on, that can talk about what they’re doing as well.

How to make your own Wireless LEDs

We’re making our own Wireless LEDs! Once again thanks to https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic for sponsoring the channel.

Look Mum no wires! These wireless LEDs will blow your mind!

We’re handling some wireless LEDs - pretty amazing stuff. Again we’re sponsored by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic

MakerCast Episode 34

Maker Cast is a monthly stream that wanders from maker channel to maker channel, where makers share their latest projects. We always try to have some new people on, that can talk about what they’re doing as well.

DIY e-Reader update - ported to the M5Paper

Just a quick update on the eReader project. It’s been moving forward quite rapidly and now works on more devices. I’ve just finished porting it to the M5Paper and touch support has been added for the LilyGo boards.

How to play MP3 files without a codec chip on the ESP32

We’re playing MP3 files with no additional hardware! As always, big thanks to https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic for sponsoring this video.

ESP32 Deep Sleep Ultra Low Power Coprocessor - We need to go deeper...

We’re taking an even deeper loop into deep sleep in this video. As always, big thanks to PCBWay for sponsoring this video - check them out at https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic.

MakerCast Episode 33

Maker Cast is a monthly stream that wanders from maker channel to maker channel, where makers share their latest projects. We always try to have some new people on, that can talk about what they’re doing as well.

DIY eBook Reader - Build your own Kindle using an ESP32

I’ve been busy playing with another ESP32 based e-Paper display. Once again we’re sponsored by PCBWay - https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic

ESP32 Deep Dive into Deep Sleep

We’re doing a deep dive into deep sleep! Thanks to PCB Way for sponsoring the videos - https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic

Wio Terminal Audio Visualiser

I got my hands on one of these Wio Terminals from Seeed Studio.

Improve your Arduino code with C++ - inheritance and composition explained

If you watch the channel you’ll know that I love a bit of C++. So I thought it might be fun to revisit the classic blink sketch. Thanks to https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic for sponsoring the channel! Check them out for your PCB needs.

Let's build a USB Microphone?

We’ve made a wireless video - so why not build a wired one! Thanks to https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic for supporting the channel.

Mailbag and Stereo PCB Testing

It’s a fun-size mailbag, but we’ve got some PCBs from https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic to test.

Can we make a wireless microphone? ESP32 Bluetooth Fail

Let’s make a Bluetooth microphone I said to myself, how hard can it be? A quick thanks to https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic for sponsoring the channel.

Power Bank Teardown and Mash Up

This is very (really quick!) and dirty mash up of a battery powered fan and a free power bank.

First KiCad board from an EasyEDA user

I’ve been working on a custom stereo I2S amplifier board using the MAX98357 IC. I’ve had the first version manufactured by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic and now I need to design version 2 - I’ll get this manufactured by PCBWay again.

Copilot Writes the Blink Sketch - Using AI to code.

I’ve got access to the technology preview of GitHub’s Copilot. I’ve only played with it a little bit so far, but I’m actually pretty impressed.

Hacking with a USB stick?

If you’ve got a Teensy and you’re willing to do a bit of coding in Arduino then you can do it. Thanks to https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic for supporting the channel.

5000 Subscriber Special - Who is watching? Do the videos make money? What's next?

We’ve just hit 5000 subscribers! Seems like a good point to do a bit of a review. Thanks to https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic for supporting the channel.

ESP32 ESP-Now Real World Range Test - Standard and Long Range Mode Investigated

What’s the range of ESP-Now on the ESP32? I got asked this a lot after the walky-talky project. Turns out you can get around 500m distance - pretty amazing!