Author Archives: ceneblock

Quickie: Linux on the STM32F429 Discovery

For a while now, I’ve wanted to run Linux on an STM32F4, ever since I was working on CAPE. I knew about running Linux on the Discovery Boards that had an LCD Screen, but never bothered to pick one up … Continue reading

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Setting up and installing Jenkins on OpenSuSE

So this is going to be a relatively simple setup for how I set up and installed Jenkins on my server (jenkins.ceneblock.com) and how I have it integrated with github. Jenkins is a build system that I use daily at … Continue reading

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Easy68k is down

It looks like the Easy68k main page is down. 🙁 I recently downloaded the program to help with learning Motorola 68000 assembly (although I think there is a bug in it), but it seems the site is down. Here is … Continue reading

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Just a small update, while most of my content has been geared towards beginners and as such, I’ve used the Arduino for showing code, I think I’m going to move towards using pure AVR C instead. I’ll try to link … Continue reading

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Quickie: Problems with the PIUART

It’s been a while since I’ve done a quickie, but I wanted to put this out there before I forget it. Now, I openly admit that I found this by searching for a while and am basically going to copy … Continue reading

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Introduction To Apache Portable Runtime (APR) for C++

So this is going to be an introduction to working with apr using c++ for command line argument processing. This assumes that you have some basic knowledge of C++. If you want to just jump into it, then click here … Continue reading

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Driving a 7-segment Display with a Shift Register (74HC595)

I had a post a while back about driving a 7-segment display with an Arduino. Well, as you may recall, that took a lot of pins, 8 in fact. What if we could reduce that by 3? What if we … Continue reading

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2019/02/03 Updates!

It’s been a while and boy does the new WordPress layout stinks (v5). It looks like it was designed for mobile interfaces… Anyway, there are some weird things going on with the site, as some of you may have noticed … Continue reading

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Reading analog values over I2C

So I’m back again with another I2C device made by NXP. My last one did I2C to SPI, but we’re here to do ADC. Now, if you’re the average Arduino user, then you have 6 ADC ports on your Uno, … Continue reading

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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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