Tutorial: Increase your Arduino's EEPROM capacity

The people at contesti.eu have published an open-source tutorial that describes in excellent detail instructions on how to use up to eight external EEPROM ICs with an Arduino to increase the available non-volatile memory. The details and schematics are provided for prototyping, and also the EAGLE board files if you want to have a more permanent version. Having more EEPROM capacity is very useful for rugged data logging devices, storing user-entered data, and much less fiddly than microSD cards.

To gets started, visit the tutorial page for an excellent description of the hardware, software and making it all work for you. And for more news, updates and items of interest, please follow us on twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Apart from a range of Arduino-compatible boards and protoshields, we also carry the Microchip 24LC256 EEPROM, perfect for use in your own external EEPROM board.

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