Hobby Projects - Insulation tester, LED Circuits, Meters.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Larry Barello – Designer of Embedded Systems

Hobby robotics and programming of the Atmel AVR series of micro controllers. Larry Barello is a designer of embedded processors for industrial, medical and communications industries.

Larry Barello - Designer of Embedded Systems

Small real time operating system RTOS called AvrX, short for AVR Executive. he latest is tuned to work with the GNU and IAR C compilers.

Dilbert II

Dilbert II - Larry Barello

Spring 2000, I decided to rebuild Dilbert on a printed circuit board using the Atmel AT90S8535 processor. This processor is very much like the 8515 in Dilbert with three significant exceptions: it contains an on-board 8 channel 10 bit A/D, it doesn't have memory expansion capability and there is a separate RTC timer/clock circuit.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

MikroMedia for PIC18FJ - MikroElektronika

This Development Board for Multimedia Apps has an On-board PIC18FJ, which is preprogrammed with fast USB HID bootloader, ready for your R&D Project or even a Home Automation Solution.

MikroMedia for PIC18FJ - MikroElektronika
MikroMedia for PIC18FJ - MikroElektronika

It has Large 320x240 TFT Color Display with Touch Screen and Stereo. The batteries can be charged from USB port. The microSD memory card and 8Mbit Serial Flash Memory can help in storing data and media like pictures, sounds and other files.

Visual TFT is a standalone application used for rapid development of graphical user interfaces for TFT displays. Software generates code compatible with mikroElektronika compilers
If you are a fan of arcade games, you won't resist this fantastic board. Gaming shield is an extension board for your mikromedia that provides you with standard gaming buttons and audio speakers, so you can build and play your favorite arcade games.

mikromedia GAMING Shield

mikromedia GAMING Shield

Thursday, June 21, 2012

ARTiGO A1100 Barebone Pico-ITX Kit - VIA

A compact sub-liter DIY PC kit for enthusiasts who want to taste the next generation of ultra-compact desktop computing. Full 64-bit computing in an Ultra Compact Desktop form factor. Features like HD video support, HDMI and VGA display connectivity, full Gigabit networking, Wi-Fi Support and five USB ports, all into a PC chassis that fits into the palm of your hand.

ARTiGO A1100 Barebone Pico-ITX Kit- Via

From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA

Features include:

  • VIA Nano 64-bit Processor
  • HD MPEG-2 & H.264 video decoding hardware acceleration
  • Space saving, palm size PC with 14.6 x 9.9 x 5.2cm (5.7″ x 3.9″ x 2″) dimensions
  • Multiple I/Os: HDMI, USB device port, 4 USB2.0 ports, VGA, Gigabit LAN
  • Optional WiFi networking and SD card reader
  • Supports Microsoft Windows 7 & Linux

From - VIA Technologies

Saturday, June 09, 2012

MyCPU - A Computer made of Logic Gates

Look no CPU! - Built with MyCPU which is made of discrete logic gates as the Bricks. Homebrew Computer for Education and Experimenting.

Homebrew Computer - MyCPU

The MyCPU is a "Central Processing Unit" that is completely built with discrete logic gates. Over the years the project has grown, and now the MyCPU is the brain of a real Personal Computer. The computer has the following capabilities and features

Homebrew Computer - MyCPU
This can also be roasted on a single FPGA Board.

The “MyCPU v2.3” is ideal for education, and is a nice project for enthusiastic hobbyists. The system uses COM1 for terminal communication and COM2 for file service. The personal computer acts as file server. There are several applications you can use on the MyCPU: