The HIDIOT is the tiny electronics board that fits in your wallet! Specifically designed for people who've never soldered before.Designed by Raw Hex , Ships from United Kingdom
What is it? The HIDIOT is the tiny electronics board that fits in your wallet! Specifically designed for people who've never soldered before, the HIDIOT is a project that helps you build a tiny but...Read More…
The HIDIOT is the tiny electronics board that fits in your wallet! Specifically designed for people who've never soldered before, the HIDIOT is a project that helps you build a tiny but powerful computer from the component level up. You can learn everything that this device does right down to the electrical level.
Our documentation assumes no prior knowledge and is designed to be followed through on your own or with a child (age 11+ recommended). Our site takes you through everything from understanding electricity, to building the device and programming it.
There's even sample projects for you to try out once it's built, so you can learn how to get more from the tiny computer you built yourself!
You can get support for the HIDIOT from our community and our YouTube channel features videos walking you through things you can do with the HIDIOT. If you still have questions get in touch at email@example.com and we will do our best to help!
Steve built a lot of Arduino projects but found that going from breadboard to PCB was a massive jump. He wanted to create something that would help people easily and quickly go from breadboard to finished product without needing CAD tools or custom PCBs. His Gran was fighting cancer at the time, and this project gave them something to talk about that kept her focused on the future. That's why there's a dedication on the back.
It's designed for people who've never soldered before, people with shaky hands, poor fine-motor control skills and people who've never tried electronics, but it's way more powerful than a simple blinky-type project. If you're aged 11+ you should be able to solder it without problems. Younger children may need help from an adult or older sibling.
The extra-thick PCB is designed to reduce the risk of solder damage, and the component layout is designed to ease you in to soldering. The HIDIOT's designed to be easy to build, easy to program and easy to use.
You will need some basic soldering tools to build the HIDIOT, we have details to get you started in our tutorials.
We recognize our top users by making them a Tindarian. Tindarians have access to secret & unreleased features.
We look for the most active & best members of the Tindie community, and invite them to join. There isn't a selection process or form to fill out. The only way to become a Tindarian is by being a nice & active member of the Tindie community!