Brian Lough


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D1 Mini Matrix Shield

I think these RGB LED matrix are one of the coolest displays you can use with an Arduino project. My D1 Mini Matrix Shield boards make them really easy to use!

The D1 Mini Matrix is a shield for the Wemos D1 mini style ESP8266 boards for connecting into RGB LED panels. It's a much quicker and tidier way of connecting up these displays.

These are now available on my Tindie Store if you want to check them out!

More information about these display's in general is included at the bottom of this post.

Additional Parts Required

Arduino Author imageBrian Lough March 06

PCB3 - The Christmas Tree shaped PCB

It's beginning to look a lot like a PCB

It is a PCB in the shape of a Christmas Tree with 12 charlie-plexed LEDs reverse mounted to shine through the board. The board is controlled by an Attiny 13 and is powered by a Cr2032 coin cell battery.

Available to buy on my Tindie store!


General Documentation

This is the documentation that I would have included in the package if you requested it. There are some basic solder tips and information about the different tree modes

Arduino Author imageBrian Lough December 03

BLough Alarm Clock

A WiFi alarm clock kit for an Wemos D1 Mini

The BLough Alarm clock is a kit for making a WiFi alarm clock using a Wemos D1 Mini (ESP8266). It's a great project to show off the power of the ESP8266 and it's actually kind of useful too!

These are now available on my Tindie store!

Additional Parts Required

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Board Assembly

BLough Alarm Clock in kit form

To assemble the boards, place the parts on the PCB as indicated by

Arduino Author imageBrian Lough November 27

D1 Mini Breakout Board

A board I wish I made a year ago!

This is a board that breaks out the pins of the Wemos D1 Mini ESP8266 board to screw terminals, has a prototype area and a barrel jack connector for projects that need more amps than can be supplied via USB.

I wanted to make this board because I found myself making a similar style board out of perf-board a lot, where I would breakout some of the pins of the Wemos to screw terminals, add a DC jack and add

Arduino Author imageBrian Lough September 23