A long week of mouse hacking and projects

I’ve been a little busy on the workbench lately. I’ve been working late at the-day-job so I’ve been neglecting my workbench notebook and my blog for most of this week. I’ve got a ton of “fun” stuff planned for this weekend; no way I’ll get it all done. I won’t make you read through the whole…

TAUTIC’s Internet Connected 8-bit PIC

Jayson Tautic had mentioned, on IRC the other day, a Fourth system with the ability to run on a PIC… that pretty cool (mad scientist stuff!). It prompted me to consider connectivity; I posted my progress on the recent Digi One SP project that came out of that on my last post. It’s been noticed…

16F1509 Ramp Generator using the internal 5-bit DAC

To be honest, I have never considered using the PIC 16F1509 digital to analog converter before. I was considering integrating a DAC internally or externally to a microcontroller for my brother’s synth project. I started on the microchip site and found a number of smaller PICs, 12F1501.. 16F1503, that had a 5bit DAC. The 16F753 has…

Analog Stepper Gauge Friday night fun

Took a while to clear off the bench tonight. I got a little happy with the ORDER button last week through weekend. I’ve filled two more parts storage containers and luckily one of my new packages with another parts storage container from Amazon; I couldn’t find any locally, I hope they’re still making them. The…

A very ugly Chip Quik cooler

My wife is kicking all non-food items out of the Frig… time to find a new place for the Chip Quik! Chip Quik is a brand of solder paste used often in hobbyist reflow; this is the product I used to solder SMD parts to printed circuit boards. The product can work six months (or…

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