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TV Time! On the go! Part 1

Not too long ago, YouTube recommended this video to me about hacking a Sony Watchman: I thought that was pretty neat and wondered what I could do with one, so I was able to pick one up for like $20, … Continue reading

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Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review via @Massdrop

Thanks to @PhillyD, I was told of a pair of Sennheiser headphones was available on Massdrop. They just came in and I thought I’d give my initial thoughts. Now, if you want the fancy technical specs, then please see Head-Fi’s … Continue reading

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Catching up with the P8284A (quickie)

I have a few secret projects I’ve been working on, but a quick thing that I can show is how to make a working clock with a P8284A (Here is the datasheet) This chip was used for generating the clock … Continue reading

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Arduino I2C to SPI with SC18IS602B

I’m going to be doing some neat things with an STM32F030 and since it’s a limited pin number, I want to maximize my pins and I want to make it somewhat expandable\hackable, so because of this, almost everything is going … Continue reading

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Foie Gras Mr. President?

Today was the day that many of us Americans had been waiting for: the big US-Russia summit in Helsinki, Finland. This came off of a gaffe filled week while in the UK where the President insulted U.K. Prime Minister Theresa … Continue reading

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Seven Segment (Common ANODE) on Arduino

It feels like forever since I’ve posted! However, I have a very small post for beginners. We’re going to use an Arduino to drive a single digit seven segment display. Why something so simple? So this way we can build … Continue reading

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Follow up to the Z08671-BASIC

Not too long ago, I talked about making a 6 chip basic computer with z8671. I did finally do a layout and I’m going to have the board made by JLCPCB to see how they are. I was recommended them … Continue reading

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Working with stm8 in Linux

I was ordering some uCs a while back and I saw that the STM8 Discovery and decided to pick it up, because I needed something to get free overnight shipping. I’ve recently decided to look at it again and thought … Continue reading

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Introduction to the M/M/1 Queue

For one of my projects, I needed to learn how to build an M/M/1 event simulator. I thought I’d post this for everyone to see and perhaps this might help you if you’re in a Queuing Theory class. Let’s start … Continue reading

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@Anicorn_Watch The Trio of Time “Hidden Time Watch”

A while back I came across this Kickstarter for an interesting watch concept. I looked at it, watched the video, decided to back it and was an “Early Bird”. Eagerly waiting, my watch finally came in over the weekend. It … Continue reading

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