Hungry Hungry Hippos - Added some motors to a Hungry Hungry Hippos board game so it could play itself or with Alexa.
Mandelbrots with SIMD Assembly - (June 5, 2016) Updated the Mandelbrots SIMD page to show performance of Mandelbrots on a 16 core Epiphany chip on a Parallella board with code written in both straight assembly and Java.
Cyborg Chicken Fight - (May 19, 2017) - Created two "robots" using chicken bones and an MSP430 microcontroller and had them fight each other.
PANCAKE-ROM - (February 19, 2017) - Stored data on a Swedish pancake using a stencil and some melted chocolate and read it back by spinning the pancake and reading the data using a light to voltage sensor.
Alexa TV Remote w/ Electric Imp - (January 16, 2017) - Created a "skill" for Amazon's Alexa to control my TV using the Amazon Echo Dot and an Electric Imp.
Tape Data Recorder - (October 9, 2016) - Updated the tape data recorder circuit to use an LM567 and run on a W65C265SXB board.
RC Drag Racing Tree - (September 16, 2016) - Updated an old RC car drag racing circuit with a Wixel and a timer.
Remote Control Food - (August 7, 2016) - Created a circuit to take commands from a Syma infrared controller to control 2 motors.
Modern 6502 - (March 27, 2016) Wrote some sample programs for a 65C816 / 6502 board.
Easy Match - (March 8, 2016) Been working on a library for the past week to replace PCRE (regular expression matching) for simplicity in syntax and speed using a JIT compiler.
Sega Genesis Java Demo - (November 17, 2015) I created a graphics / sound demo in Java and using an API I created with Java Grinder I compiled the Java byte-code into native 68000 assembly and ran the demo on a real Sega console.
Generating Assembly - (October 20, 2015) This is similar to the Java code generator below but works with C/C++ by generating pure x86_64 assembly.
Generating Java Classes - (October 5, 2015) Created a library for creating Java class files in memory so it can be used to either create .class files (based on a possible future scripting language) or generate Java byte code that can be loaded while a Java program is already running. Kind of a JIT before the JIT.
SN76489 Sound Chip - (May 30, 2015) Created some circuitry to control an early 1980's SN76489 sound chip and software to play MIDI files through it.
TI/99a Java - (April 22, 2015) Got a Java program working on a 1980's TI99 computer.
MIDI Guitar - (February 24, 2015) Doing frequency analysis code to convert guitar notes into MIDI notes so a guitar can sound like a piano.
VGA with MSP430 and Java - Created VGA signals using Java programmed onto an MSP430 chip.
Heart Monitor - Made an EKG monitor using Objective-C and SDL.
Bluetemp - (July 3, 2014) Updated my bluetooth thermometer to support Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) in addition to the original Android version.
Java Grinder - (January 5, 2014) Compiles Java byte-code to native code for microcontrollers.
Microchip 11A160 EEPROM - (December 25, 2013) Just an example how to read/write from a UNI/O (1 serial wire) EEPROM chip.
Motion Eyes - (October 27, 2013) Plastic eyes hooked up to servo motors behind a clay face turn towards motion by using a small camera, an embedded Linux device, and an MSP430.
Bluetooth Car - Got another cheap toy R/C car, pulled the radio circuit out, and replaced it with an Atmel ATtiny2313 and a Bluetooth module. Controllable with an Android app.
PAPER-ROM - Goofy little microcontroller project to store data on a disk of paper and read back.
Google Chromebook TV Remote - Google Chromebook app that changes TV channels for me when I click on the icon of the TV channel I want to watch.
WiFi R/C Car - I took an R/C car and removed the radio and replaced it with my own circuit which has a WiFi 802.11g module and put an IP camera on the top. I wrote some software so I could drive it around the office with a PC.
Conductive Paint XOR Gate - (November 21, 2012) A working XOR circuit draw on a piece of paper with conductive ink.
naken_asm - I added 8051/8052 support to naken_asm.
LCD + MSP430FG4619 - Programmed this Olimex board to draw graphics on an LCD display.
Brushless Motor - Created a circuit and firmware to make a brushless DC motor spin.
Syma S107 Linux Driver - Took the remote from the cheap Syma S107 IR helicopter and made a circuit and Linux kernel module so it can be used as a Linux joystick.
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