Recent Posts

  • January 16, 2011

    New bootloader file for ATmega8L

    When using the LCD I/O Backpack with the ATmega8L-8AU, you need a bootloader that runs at 8 MHz.

  • January 15, 2011

    Alternative programming cable for LCD I/O Backpack

    A little over a month ago, I saw a post at Let’s Make Robots about making your own “FTDI” cable equivalent.

  • January 03, 2011

    RFID Readers with Netduino

    Up until now, all I had done with the Netduino was blink the built-in LED, but after seeing a question on the Netduino forum regarding two RFID readers I had laying around, I got inspired and did a few tests.

  • January 02, 2011

    Converting between 2mm and 100mil pin spacing

    For the post about RFID readers with Netduino, I had to use the ID-20 reader from ID Innovations that has very short pins with 2mm spacing and not the breadboard friendly 100mil spacing.

  • December 20, 2010

    Programming the LCD I/O Backpack with an Arduino

    Since the workshop in the beginning of October, there has been a few requests for alternatives to the FTDI USB to TTL level UART adapters. They are a bit expensive, and many of the attendees at the workshop didn’t have one.