AusThai Solutions has been in business for 13 years, operating well on traditional funding models and conventional marketing approaches. So the question might be asked: why are we now venturing into crowdfunding? It is a very good question and the answer involves a number of reasons.
Our first crowd-funding campaign was for the Serial LCD Adaptor kits. The product page in the AusThai Shop gives you some of the details on the operation of the kit. We thought it would be useful to give a general overview of how you might use the kit.
The obvious advantage has been stated a few times now. The number of pins you will use on your microcontroller is greatly reduced. The Serial LCD Adaptor works with three types of serial link and has two operating modes to give you maximum flexibility. Continue reading Using the Serial LCD Adaptor for LCDs
Our Christmas Soldering Kit is now up on the crowd-funding site indiegogo. Click here to take a look at it. Tell your friends.
Better still, give us some support and take away a fun soldering project for Christmas.
The campaign is running until the 10th of December 2015. If you make a contribution before the 30th of November you will have the kit in time for Christmas.
We are in the final stages of preparing a Christmas soldering project. Here is a video of the prototype board.
This prototype is running on one of our own Freescale controller boards but the soldering kit will be designed to plug into an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. (If you don’t have one of these we can supply a pre-programmed controller.)
When you wave your hand over the photo sensor on the top of the board the light level drops. When the program senses this drop in light level it starts the music IC and runs a little light show.
The project can be soldered in under an hour and the program will take a few minutes. Something to impress your friends with at Christmas.
We are planning to run this as our second crowd-funding campaign starting in the next few days. Check back here for the details.