Raspberry Pi Pico with Arduino IDE 1.8 or 2.0: fix Failed uploading: uploading error: exit status 1 (Windows)

Surely this will get fixed eventually, but as of the date of this post it’s still an issue and it’s pretty annoying. Yes, you can in fact do the following: Program the Raspi Pico via Arduino 1.8 or the new 2.0 IDE using the Arduino core library (in C, not MicroPython) Upload firmware via Arduino … Read more

Wifi IR Blaster Hack: Part2

In Part1 of the Wifi IR Blaster Hack article, we learned how to flash the Tasmota firmware to a generic WiFI IR-Blaster, and get to the main Tasmota interface. This article will follow with configuration and usage. Thing’s you’ll need to proceed: WIFI-IR Blaster with Tasmota flashed, powered on, connected to your network Access to … Read more

Wifi-IR Blaster Hack: Part 1

What can you do with a WIFI-IR Blaster? A huge variety of devices use Infrared (IR) remote control; almost every TV, ROKU’s, electric fireplaces, projector screens, portable air-conditioners, etc. This is because IR has been around for a while and is cheap to implement. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a device on your network … Read more

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7 Essential DIY Reflow Oven Build Supplies

Building your own reflow oven for home PCB reflows can be a very rewarding experience. There’s no shortage of guides, code, and designs online to get going. Some of the notable projects include the Whizoo Controleo3 prebuilt oven controller, and the ReflowMaster open-source controller (featured in our Featured Projects section). Though this list isn’t comprehensive, … Read more

Stuff for your Workbench – Part 1

This is the first part of a series of articles that will show you random tools and supplies that you may or may not already have on your electronics workbench. Some of these are just nice to have, some are essential. We are definitely budget-minded here at CircuitSnoop, but there are certain things that you … Read more