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Setup Arduino IDE for sam3x, attiny, and esp8266

Maurice Ribble

While the attiny and esp8266 are very different chips.  Both use the same process to setup the Arduino IDE for programming so I'll describe them both here.  Basically the way this works is there are open source projects to extend the Arduino IDE to support these additional chips.  The Arduino IDE has made itself easily extendable, but you need to tell it where to get these additional chip tool chains and then you need to install them.  I am using this solution for attiny and this solution for esp8266. If you search for these projects you'll fine lots of good setup guides....

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Electric Eel Wheel 5 Launches on Kickstarter

Maurice Ribble EEW EEW5 Electric spinning wheel Kickstarter

Electric Eel Wheel 5 Launches on Kickstarter

Go check out the video of this interesting spinning wheel at www.dreamingrobots.com/eew5_kickstarter and decide if it’s for you.   At long last we are launching the Electric Eel Wheel 5 (EEW5) on Kickstarter!  A lot of people have been asking about this for a  long time so it's great that the launch is finally here. The EEW5 is innovative and easy to use electric spinning wheel.  The most innovative aspect is perhaps the community involvement.  This has resulted in some really cool features! The small and lightweight design makes the EEW5 extremely portable.  Having a wheel that you can easily carry...

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Website Updates

Maurice Ribble

I've been working on transitioning from my old mix of old websites into a single website for everything that will be run by Shopify.  I picked Shopify because it is good enough at the things I want to do.  Shopify isn't as flexible as all the free open source programs I was using before, but I'm willing to give up some of that flexibility to make this simpler which will give me more time on all the other parts of the business.  Dreamingrobots.com is the website I'm using for this central hub of all my projects. Back when I started I...

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