Category: Wiring/Arduino

  • T.A.D. a Through hole Arduino-compatible Design

    Way back when the Arduino started out, you could lay out a single sided through hole design. People were encouraged to make their own. Then along came computers without serial ports and the need for everything to be USB and suddenly you couldn’t design an Arduino without a 4 dollar surface mount chip. So some […]

  • A good stubby phillips.

    Whenever I look at integrating avrdude into a software solution I find myself thingking about how useless the “Phillip”s bit on a Leatherman(tm) tool is and how many times I have hurt myself using it when it was the tool on hand.

  • MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Arduino Cult Incution — 01May11, PNCA, $35

    I wont be able to get you into the Illuminati Motorcycle Club, But i can lead you down the path to the dark side. Join me on mayday for the Next Cult Induction.

  • Arduino Cult Induction — 30 January 2011 — PNCA ($35)

  • Day 2: Thing 2: Midiuino Prototype Design.

    I have been thinking alot about what what the arduino could be and also neede a board to test some Arduino shields in a midi context.

  • Rapha Race Controller

    Rapha Sportswear has a stationary race controller prototype that they need replicated for an event next week. The first step int this process was to break out the original design into 3 boards one for input processing one for the stepper drivers and one for the processor itself. Since the customer wanted to be able […]

  • Breadboard Thingy (rethinking the ft323rl board)

    I sent my son to his mom’s with one of the USB Serial boards I built along with a breadboard, an RBBA a pile of resistors and an led array. I thought about this arrangement and decided that I would try to build a breadboard attached programmer that would not be dangling off the edge […]

  • A single sided ft232rl based arduino programming board.

    I was so happy with the boards I did the other day that I decided to make some small boards for the ft232 so that aidan would have a programmer for his breadboard RBBA. I made 20 of these boards . QTY Supplier Part number description cost 1 DIGIKEY 604-00043-ND IC FTDI FT232RL USB-SRL 28-SSOP […]

  • Benito: My first at90USB162 project.

    Introduction. The Benito Board is an at90USB162 board intended for use in programming and communicating with microcontrollers which have serial based bootloaders. Among those are the Phillips lpc21xx series ARM chips, the Dallas Semiconductor, DS500x family and Atmels using any number of STK500 compatible bootloaders. In the case of the Atmel and Phillips chips, a […]

  • Arduino Programmer

    This was started at It is part of the way that I do programming on the avr platform and the Arduino. I was using the programming half of a a bulky prototype that I have been working on to program an RBBa based maze solving mouse and I looked at the pile hanging precariously […]