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.