01st Apr 2012

How to: Compiling the Arduino Bootloader…

A project we’ve been recently working on requires a custom Arduino boot loader.  Working in an incremental fashion, the first step is getting the stock Arduino boot loader to compile...

02nd Mar 2012

Hackaday: WindPOV project…

My WindPOV project was featured on Hackaday: http://hackaday.com/2012/03/02/wind-powered-pov-weather-station/ It displays the temperature and humidity on the wing tip by way of persistence of vision. The idea of using our Contiki...

12th Feb 2012

Shake, Rattle & Roll: The MMA8453Q & Arduino

So we finally finished putting the polish on our latest Arduino library designed for use with the MMA8453Q Accelerometer and its siblings the MMA8451 and MMA8452.  This library gets you...

29th Jan 2012

How to: LED as a Light Sensor

LEDs LEDs LEDs, is there anything they can’t do?  Besides adding that special crunchiness to smooth peanut butter, they also make awesome light level sensors.  Here’s one way to do...

28th Jan 2012

ADC Battery Voltage: Divide, Match and Measure…

While the stock Arduino isn’t particularly well geared to running from a battery source, there are times it will be useful to know the status of our battery voltage. Using...

31st Dec 2011

DC Servo: In a State of Motion…

Software and hardware development have converged into a practical test platform. The encoder processing loop has been converted to fast inline assembly and released under GPL.  And in the following...

21st Dec 2011

Inline Assembly: A Fast Quadrature Decoder…

Inline assembly is a great tool to have in your programming arsenal. It gets things done as fast as a kitten chasing a hummingbird, yet retains the usability and portability...

15th Dec 2011

Catching some ZZZs, Part 1: Interrupted Sleep

So you finished your lastest Arduino project, hooked up a 9volt battery to the VIN and stuck the whole thing into a project box. You come back a few hours...

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