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Graphics LCD, Flex Tail, "Hot Bar" soldering...
I am looking at several GLCD's for a one-off project, and Crystalfontz has quite a selection, such as this one: 240x320 RGB, 8-bit interface, 3V . The description states it has...
Monday, 13 September 2010 - 11:45
STK500 End of Life, Scheduled for Obsolescence
Perhaps this is Old News, but I wasn't aware of it. Mouser lists the STK500 as an End of Life product that is Scheduled for Obsolenscence. (USD $79). I hope it is being replaced...
Friday, 3 September 2010 - 20:39
XBee Reliability?
Well, I fried a 2 mWatt, chip antenna, Digi XBee Series 2 module, (XB24-B, Zigbee Router/End Device AT). Actually, I don't think I fried it, I think it was a bad module from the...
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 - 22:51
Linear V Regulator, Vout to Vin Diode?
Some Linear Voltage Regulator data sheets specifically state that it is recommended to have a diode from the Vout to the Vin terminal, particularly if one has significant...
Sunday, 2 May 2010 - 02:51
STK600 Automatic vs Manual Firmware Upgrade ? (Solved)
I have an STK600 which I use for programming my XMegas on my own PCBs. This works fine. I switched the device and signature to a M168 & ISP mode, for another micro, obviously...
Saturday, 13 March 2010 - 17:40
XMega Breakout Board, Spark Fun
Spark Fun Electronics has added an XMega128A1 breakout board to their lineup. The board has the chip, and all the pins on 0.1" spacing, with the power supply by-pass caps on the...
Friday, 12 February 2010 - 08:28
Win7 STK600 USB Device Not Recognized
I purchased a new computer with Win7 Home. I installed AVR Studio4, V4.18 Build 684. I plugged in my STK600, (which worked on my older Win XP system), and I keep getting a USB...
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 03:08
Switching Wall Warts, Isolated Grounds?
I searched a few words and threads but did not seem to fine what I was looking for. In "the old days" wall wart power supplies had a transformer in them, and one could power...
Saturday, 1 August 2009 - 00:42
Voltage Reg Tab: It isn't Ground!
OH MAN! I've been starring at my board for Hours, looking for a V+ to Gnd short, going cross-eyed, and pulling out what little hair I have left... As it turns out the Case/Tab on...
Thursday, 16 July 2009 - 18:44
XBee or XBad Series 2, ATMY [Solved]
I did a simple XBee Series 1 wireless link a few years ago, it worked out of the box. I now have two, Digi XBee Series 2 modules from Spark Fun. One is on a USB XBee breakout...
Wednesday, 17 June 2009 - 17:34
Programming Downloading Format Description
I'm looking into the possibility of designing yet another programmer, and yes, I am aware that there are already too many to count, but... I'd still like to investigate doing this...
Wednesday, 3 June 2009 - 16:30
Old Dog, New Tricks: 555 Timer in the trash
It's nice to have a simple victory once in a while :) A quickie project needed a 14 Hz square wave, with a true 50% duty cycle. No exact tolerances available, but "good"... In...
Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 01:21

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