Chris Claxton's Blog

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Ever since moving over from a Windows laptop to a MacBook as my everyday development machine, I have had to run Windows inside a VM to be able to use Visual Studio Pro which I used for all .NET development work. With the release of .NET Core and the light weight "Visual Studio Code" editor there was...

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Having recently setup control of a light at home over the internet using a wired solution as detailed in my previous blog post, I started to investigate options for a wireless alternative; as running cables, although the most reliable option, is not always practical. Most of the commercial wireless...

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The C++ Standard Template Library (STL) contains many useful template classes, it is the staple diet of any C++ developer and can save some development time in more complex Arduino sketches. When searching for a suitable library to use with the various AVR MCU's as used on the Arduino range of devel...

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