Category Archives: Engineering

All things related to any electronics projects I undertake

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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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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PIC Watchdog Timers

I’m an admitted newbie to PIC uCs, but I thought I’d share a quick thing I just ran into and it deals with the watchdog timer. I recently purchased some PIC16F722A-I/SP from Arrow, because unlike the PIC16F877A, these don’t need … Continue reading

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6-chip BASIC computer with Z8671

I’ve had some Z8671 chips for a while and I wanted to build a BASIC computer (get it?). I just wanted it up and running (for now) and I came across this Hackaday Post and related GitHub. I learned from … Continue reading

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Quickie Problem with STM32F103C8T6

I just ran into a quick problem with my STM32F103C8T6 that I got to play with. Whenever I tried to upload code, I kept getting this error: Error in initializing ST-Link device. Reason: No device found on target. I know … Continue reading

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XBox 360 Chatpad Hacking

So I was watching an old episode of The Ben Heck Show on creating a pocket BASIC computer and in it, he mentioned using an XBox 360 Chatpad as the keyboard and reprogramming it as a serial keyboard instead. Interested, … Continue reading

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Getting Started with the BeagleBone PocketBeagle

Arrow current has a sale where when you spend over $20, you get upgraded to overnight shipping for free! I saw this through an e-mail through them and I had just heard about the Pocket Beagle so I decided I’d … Continue reading

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MSGEQ7 pain fun!

Several years ago I had ordered five MSGEQ7 to eventually build a graphic equalizer. During my first attempts at it, I didn’t use any capacitors and couldn’t get it to work, so I gave up. Fast forward to earlier this … Continue reading

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