Humidity of the basement

The basement often smells a bit ‘humid’. To get a better idea of the exact degree of humidity, I want to perform continuous measurements during an entire year. Hopefully this will give me some insights about this ‘problem’. Based on the results I will: do nothing start an automated ventilation project start an automated ventilation …

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RTC test

Never worked with it before, so time to give it a try. I will use it in a future project where I need to log sensor readings on an SD card. The code below will read the date/time from the DS1307 RTC module. /* Check current RTC value. Created this to verify if the clock …

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Control a servo

Once more time for a POC. Well, a lot of people have proven it works… but I just want to see it working with my own eyes: controlling a servo via Arduino. Final goal: use the servo to move parts of analog cockpit gauges (e.g. attitude indicator). A servo typically has three wires: red: power …

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Button matrix

For the past weekends I started thinking about how to implement the FMS. There are two things to solve: MilViz its KA350i does not provide any external interface with the FMS. The only thing that is there is the FMS panel as part of the VC, and the FMS as 2D panel. The PL21 FMS …

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Happy birthday

It took a few weeks (as each item is built on demand), but finally it has arrived: the MFG Crosswind!! Again one step closer to elevated FS realism! More information about this beauty can be found on http://mfg.simundza.com/products. First impression? Wow! Arguably the best value in rudder pedals currently available to flight sim enthusiasts outside …

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Simconnect setup for P3Dv3

Besides access to P3D data via FSUIPC, I wanted to know how hard it would be to connect directly to P3D without passing via FSUIPC. This should be possible via Simconnect, an API for P3D (which is also used by FSUIPC). How to get everything working: Get a copy of Visual Studio 2013 Express (I …

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