Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The missing link in my master plan.

Despite the risk of initiating a Singularity Event, one of my ultimate goal in self educating in electronics and embedded design and programming is to make robots. Not just robots for the sake of robotdom, but robots that are useful in everyday life.

I'm not sure I have figured out in what way I want my first robot to be useful, but I think I now have enough of an idea formed albeit vauge of what tech I want to use.

I just got this slice of nerd heaven from FedEx this morning:

It's got a 433 Mhz Transceiver in it, and a TI MSP 430 microcontroller, among other things.

Anyways, I decided it will serve as a "Command and Control" for my first robot. I will also use one of my LPC22XX boards running .Net Microframework as the high level "brain" for the bot.

Now to find  use for it :)


Monday, August 15, 2011

Still Here.

Do not fear, I will not let this blog bitrot :)

It is funny how many cool blogs end with sparse posts about "Gee it's been a while, I'll do better", then go cold.

Or it's not funny I suppose. It's sad.

*I*ll do better.

Here are some of the things I'd like to post about in the near future:

Soon I will work on my long promised Attiny capacitance touch library for actual release. Last time I worked on AVR stuff, was on the old AVR Studio 4.x, the new version 5 looks nice and shiny, I have heard it is WPF based. Swell!

I have a post about a CPLD project I've been working on half written.

I'd also like to write about one project near to my heart, my .Net Micro Framework port to a custom LPC 22XX based board.

I also will continue my write up on the word clock.