Hand & Arm

RaspberryPi 1B+


RaspberryPi 2B

Arduino MegaADK

RaspberryPi 3B



BeagleBoard Classic

Arduino Mega2560

Arduino Yún

Arduino Uno



Hi, my name is Huub van Niekerk, MSc Embedded Systems
 * Specialised in Systems, Control and Robotics.
 * Consultant/advise (see below for details)
 * Database/SQL designer & administrator

Voor Nederlandstalige bezoekers:
Welkom op mijn website. Aangezien het overgrote deel van de bezoekers afkomstig is uit andere landen, heb ik besloten mijn website alleen in het Engels op te stellen. Bovendien zijn de meeste Nederlandstaligen die in embedded systems en robotica geïnteresseerd in staat Engels te begrijpen. Daarnaast kost het onderhouden van een meertalige website veel energie en tijd.
Excuses voor enig ongemak.

Thank you for visiting my website! I blog about my experiments with embedded systems, electronics and robotics/mechatronics. This is not a flashy website because I'm not a webdesginer and I'm not using a ContentManager:: all is written in HTML.
What can you find here?
- projects using protocols such as I2C and SPI.
- mechatronics driven by pulse-width modulation controlled motors and (in case of ESP32) a servomotor.
- electronics, both real and simulated using OpenSource software like Scilab.
- programming in Python, C, C++ and Octave.
- "hobby" embedded systems such as RaspberryPi, Arduino, ESP32 and PiXtend PLC.
- fischertechnik.
- lots of photo's and video's I made during events.

To give an idea where you all come from, here's a

Apart from this website, I'm on social media as well:
New videos are published frequently on my
(please subscribe to it!). My videos start with 10 seconds invitation to support the blog.
You can also follow me on
. You can visit
to look at pictures from various events I attend (mostly as exhibitor or participant) such as fischertechnik conventions.
No social media? Then just bookmark this website (or add to your favourites) and visit weekly: my
with introduction to the videos and playlist is weekly updated, generally at Friday (Timezone: Amsterdam, NL).
You can also register to my mailinglist: just send me an email with subject Blog mailing. Privacy guaranteed. Your emailadress won't be sold or used for other purposes.

Latest update:
22 March 2019: Blog and topics pages. The dates show which pages actually are current.
- - - ->> Unless otherwise stated, pictures and videos are my (c) copyright. Not to be reproduced without my permission. << - - - -

For contact, you can email me. If you're interested to have another robot or embedded board tested by me, please ask me for a quote. For private/student advise, please make an initial
of at least 25 euros. For professional advise: please ask for a quote. Initial payment required.

Please support my blog by making a (small)
. It is very much appreciated. You can also become a
 to show your appreciation of my videos and help me make better videos (so in a way: become a co-producer..). If you choose to be a patron, I will mention your name in a way that depends on the amount of money you pledge.

for patrons.

all topics with pictures & links to videos (last update: 22 March 2019)

Below are pages about the separate topics with keywords, pictures & links to videos:

:  Mirft2, Hand, Discovery, RI-BASIC and more; 22 March 2019

 (until 17 June 2016: various; 17 June 2016 - 19 Oct. 2018: see also the robotics page; 22 March 2019)

fischertechnik may also be involved in these projects:

(15 March 2019)

  (22 March 2019)

  (22 March 2019)

(22 March 2019)

(15 February 2019)

(2 November 2018)

 (19 October 2018)

 (22 March 2019)

video playlists & picture pages (e.g. fischertechnik convention, robotmc TeamBuildingDay; 8 February 2019)

 (8 March 2019)


External publication about me or/and my project(s):

(Shows ceased until further notice)