Last month was my eldest sons second birthday, and like all kids of that age, one of his favourite things to do is copy what he sees myself and my partner doing: cooking.
Building the Kitchen Frame
I'd decided I wanted to make him a tiny kitchen of his own, something I've done several years ago for my niece, in…
If you've ever worked with potentiometers in your Arduino sketches, then you might have tried to use them to get discrete values, and if you had, you will have noticed that when the potentiometer is right on the cusp between two of your set value areas that the input appears to fluctuate wildly because it can't settle on one value, and there's a little noise on the line. This problem is compounded…
This article was originally posted on the TMW Tech Blog on the 29th of Jan 2015 but I've amended the prose slightly here
Initially, I put this together as a way to quickly demonstrate to colleagues the socket capabilities of PHP, as it's a common misconception to believe it's not good at real time communications, and that it can only follow a request-response model. I decided that this would also…