Posts filed Under "mcu"

  • 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.

  • November 20, 2010

    Introducing the LCD I/O Backpack

    I admit, it has been a little slow for the past couple of months here on the blog, but that doesn’t mean nothing has happened.

  • August 01, 2010

    Custom LCD Characters with Arduino

    A few days ago I saw a post on Adafruits blog about an online tool by Bruno Maia to help create custom characters for use with character based LCD like the ones used in the last article.

  • August 01, 2010

    4 LCD displays on 1 Arduino

    I’m planning an Arduino based project where I would like to use two of the 16x2 character based LCD displays, but at the same time, don’t want to use all the I/O pins, I need some for data input also.

  • July 19, 2010

    I got my MSP430 LaunchPad

  • May 17, 2010

    It's time for some tinkering

    Putting things together, solving a problem with an Arduino or trying to communicate with a new device. I do it all, but always forget to write anything down.