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Category Archives: Electronics
Over the last couple of years I’ve picked up a few little 128×64 OLED displays, mostly through EBay auction sniping. These displays are similar to those offered by Adafruit, likely using the same chip-on-glass (COG) OLED display with a SSD1306 … Continue reading
I discovered the Cypress PSoC family of microcontrollers via the FreeSOC Kickstarter Project. It’s a really neat idea; Rather than producing a bunch of variants of their MCU parts with different peripheral options, Cypress PSoC parts leave the wiring of … Continue reading
The Arduino environment and associated hardware is nice and very straightforward for quick-and-dirty prototyping and development, but it’s sometimes overkill. Some projects just don’t need a full Atmega328. Atmel manufactures a wide variety of 8-bit MCUs with different features to … Continue reading
I discovered The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk (TGIMBOEJ for short, ranking right up there as Worst Acronym Ever) recently. It’s a neat idea; sign up on The TGIMBOEJ site and a box chock full ‘o stuff magically … Continue reading
Check out the excellent overview of open collector outputs over on the Evil Mad Scientist page.
Gustavo Litovski has posted an updated version of his MSP430 tutorial on his site This is a nice concise introduction to the platform. Code examples use IAR, but should be fairly portable to other compilers. Another complete set of tutorials … Continue reading
Here’s my initial list of displays which will be supported by AnyDisplay. Currently working on a breakout board for the Sharp MLCD devices which should make these easier to work with. Display Type Price Size Resolution Colors Controller Sharp LS013B4DN02 PNLC … Continue reading
OK, I admit it. I have a weakness for displays. Most of the projects that I’ve got in the hopper include some sort of graphical display. While the ubiquitous LCD character display may be inexpensive, I find them to be … Continue reading
Assembled a batch of Freeduino runtime boards (from nkcelectronics.com, a mere $1.99 each). Waiting on some back-ordered DIP-28 sockets from Mouser and I can finish the set. These are neat little boards, Arduino stripped down to bare essentials.
Excellent tutorial series from John Boxall on Tronixstuff. Lots of great information and great product ideas.