2018-03-04 20:47:03 by Tim
Review of Lab Bench DC Power Supply When working on embedded projects you are going to need a good DC power supply on your bench to test your designs. I recently got an Eventek KPS305D Adjustable Switching Regulated Power Supply online and set it up and started using it and I’ve been pretty happy withContinue Reading..
2018-02-17 19:11:49 by Tim
Why You Need a Logic Analyzer At some point when working with serial interfaces such as SPI and I2C you are going to run into issues and need to do some debugging. A logic analyzer is the tool you want to use to be able to decode the serial data and see what’s really goingContinue Reading..
2018-01-25 19:38:56 by Tim
Using MPLAB Xpress Eval Board for Microchip PIC Development A short tutorial on setting up and running an example program on the MPLAB Xpress eval board using a Microchip PIC device Overview of the MPLAB Xpress Eval Board https://www.microchip.com/mplab/mplab-xpress/mplab-xpress-evaluation-boards Microchip User Guide http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/Microchip%208bit%20mcu%20PIC%20Xpress%20Dev%20Board%20PIC16F18855%20MPLAB%20Xpress%20Eval%20Board%20Users%20Guide%2050002479B.pdf Unboxing Setting Up in MPLABContinue Reading..
2018-01-24 19:38:48 by Tim
Overview of Microchip PIC Curiosity Development Boards If you want to get started programming Microchip PIC chips then the Curiosity line of development boards is a good place to start. It comes with an integrated programmer/debugger along with some user interface components to do some quick prototyping. Some boards also have other features such asContinue Reading..
2017-10-25 18:25:51 by Tim
Now that Autodesk owns Eagle CAD I’ve been watching more closely at the latest releases to see what direction they are going in and with the latest 8.3 release it looks pretty promising. Below is my mini review of version 8.3 where I try to layout out a simple PCB board and open a 3DContinue Reading..
2017-08-08 02:49:21 by Tim
Follow along with me in this video series as I build an IoT product from start to finish – check out the project page! This Week’s Summary Here’s a summary of what happened last week: Before I can start collecting data I realized I need to have a weather proof case to store myContinue Reading..
2017-08-01 03:02:00 by Tim
Follow along with me in this video series as I build an IoT product from start to finish – check out the project page! This Week’s Summary Here’s a summary of what happened last week and what I talk about in the video: What I learned from writing the business plan forContinue Reading..
2017-07-31 02:22:10 by Tim
For the Hackaday contest one of the requirements was to submit a draft business plan on how you planned on turning your working prototype into a real product. Below are my research notes and final slides for writing a business plan for my internet of things consumer prouduct. Some Big Market Questions to Answer HowContinue Reading..
2017-07-24 23:33:44 by Tim
Follow along with me in this video series as I build an IoT product from start to finish – check out the project page! This Week’s Summary Here’s a summary of what happened last week on my “Designing an IoT Product” video series: This week I put a lot of work into getting aContinue Reading..
2017-07-23 00:46:22 by Tim
With my pH probe calibrated and working I took it all out to the pool and hooked it up. I have my Arduino with pH probe adapter board and analog temperature sensor to measure air temperature along with the LCD display to show the measured air temperature and pH of the poolContinue Reading..