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Friday Playtime
One of my new years resolutions was to 'play' more with various chips/boards/ideas so I decided to give Friday afternoons over to this. Earlier this week I found that, somehow,...
Friday, 14 February 2020 - 15:21
Is anyone using PlatformIO?   I really don't want to learn yet another IDE/Compiler/Debugger so if I'm going to have to I may as well learn one that supports a range of chips...
Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 17:33
Prototype PCB Manufacturer - Recommendations Wanted
I've got a really good PCB manufacturer for my production quantities but I sometimes need a more 'budget friendly' manufacturer for prototypes. The web is awash with such places...
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 10:53
Using SPI to Generate an Arbitrary Bitstream
I'm not near any hardware to test this in real life so am having to resort to the datasheet and memory.   I want to send a continuous bitstream out of an AVR at high speed....
Sunday, 22 September 2019 - 09:26
Going Retro
It's been a while since I've been confronted with something like this...     ..a fun little kit...     ...first spotted here...   https://hackaday.io/...
Sunday, 28 July 2019 - 09:56
Object-Oriented Programming in C
An interesting app note...   https://www.state-machine.com/do...    
Thursday, 4 July 2019 - 08:24
Book Recommendation Wanted - Error Detecting and Correcting Codes
I'm trying to find a good comprehensive practical book on error detecting and correcting codes. One that starts with the basics, explains them properly without...
Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - 06:41
Does Anybody Recognise This Switch?
I've spent several hours trawling the web, both images searches and every suppliers I can think of.   It's a standard 6mm x 6mm tactile switch body with an extra actuator....
Friday, 29 March 2019 - 16:05
Cheap Current Trip Circuit Needed.
One for hardware types. I need a simple and cheap isolated current trip. The easiest way to describe it is with a graph...       The simplest way would be a PTC or...
Monday, 18 February 2019 - 12:35
A New Cross-Platform IDE for ATtiny
Just spotted this over on Hackaday...   https://hackaday.com/2019/02/08/...   Quote: When writing code for the ATtiny family of microcontrollers such as a the ...
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 07:38
My Word There's Some Rubbish Out There.
Over a lunchtime cup of coffee I had a quick search for websites claiming to show how to design an AVR onto a PCB, along with power supplies for it. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. No...
Friday, 8 February 2019 - 14:08
How NOT to Draw a Schematic
I've just stumbled across this schematic. It reminds me of one of those maze puzzles where you have to follow a line from start to finish.  
Saturday, 2 February 2019 - 14:27