Hand & Arm

RaspberryPi 1B+

Mirft 2

RaspberryPi 2B

Arduino MegaADK

RaspberryPi 3B






BeagleBoard Classic

Arduino Mega2560

Arduino Yún

Arduino Uno




Hi, my name is Huub van Niekerk, MSc Embedded Systems and I'm located in the Netherlands.

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Blog on experiments

Latest update: 23 September 2022: Blog & topics (please scroll down: the dates show which topics actually are current)

On my weekly (generally at Friday afternoon/evening CET timezone) updated 
  I give short descriptions about each Youtube video of my experiments with:
* embedded systems (
* electronics and
* OpenSource software such as
* programming using e.g.
I also show lots of photo's and video's I make during (mainly) fischertechnik
. This page contains links to my
If you scroll down, you see a clickable list of all topics.

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

  TXT controller based: Mirft2 & Discovery
                                                          RoboInterface based: robotarm, Mydfir, pneumatics, hydraulics.     23 September 2022

 (see also the robotics page for the robot arm; 23 September 2022)

 (see also the robotics page; 23 September 2022)

(see also the robotics page; 6 May 2022)

(see also the robotics page; 6 May 2022)

(1 July 2022)

fischertechnik may also be involved in these projects:

 (until 17 June 2016: various; 17 June 2016 - 19 Oct. 2018: see also the robotics page; 26 February 2021)

(25 March 2022)

  (21 January 2022)

  (4 March 2022)

(5 August 2022)

(23 August 2019)

(24 September 2021)

 (8 January 2021)

  (16 September 2022)

  (2 September 2022)

video playlists & picture pages (e.g. fischertechnik convention, robotmc TeamBuildingDay; 12 November 2021)

  (2 September 2022)


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

(Shows ceased until further notice)