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How to Set up WiFi on the Raspberry Pi

How to Set up WiFi on the Raspberry Pi

Connecting your Raspberry Pi to the internet is a great way to expand the possible uses of the device and add a whole range of new functionality. There are two ways to configure a wireless connection on the Pi, the...

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How to Use a Potentiometer With an Arduino

How to Use a Potentiometer With an Arduino

A potentiometer is a great and simple way to create a variable input when using a microcontroller such as an Arduino. This little guide will show you how to connect a potentiometer to an Arduino and some simple code on...

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Arduino Derivative Buying Guide - 2018

Arduino Derivative Buying Guide - 2018

Not only are we constantly adding the latest Arduino original boards but we're always on the lookout for the best new derivative boards. These are boards that are designed and built using the Arduino footprint and/or the Arduino bootloader, they...

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A guide to Original Arduino Boards (2018)

A guide to Original Arduino Boards (2018)

We've added lots of new Arduino products recently and it can be hard tell the difference between them all so we thought we'd give you a quick little guide on the differences so you can decide which ones best for your next project....

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How to use a Big Dome Button!

How to use a Big Dome Button!

The Big Dome Buttons are one some of our best selling items - we've had customers using them for everything from turning on Christmas lights to interactive walls. Our iconic red buttons have even been featured on some of the most popular...

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Guide to the BBC micro:bit

Guide to the BBC micro:bit

One of our favourite products at Cool Components is the BBC micro:bit. Here’s our comprehensive guide to the micro:bit, and some exciting projects you can create with it. The BBC micro:bit The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection,...

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