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Create a module with XCircuit

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I discovered XCircuit when looking for an easy and quick way to generate a schematic.
Since I am not going to simulate it, it would be enough to have a vector design program like Inkscape, but it’s never too late to learn a tool that may prove useful in the future.

There are other bigger, better, stronger EDA tools: Geda, KiCAD, EagleCAD… but I settled for something designed for publications.

(…)program for drawing publishable-quality electrical circuit schematic diagrams and related figures(…)
— XCircuit website

In this post you’ll find a quick overview of XCircuit, and how to create a module with it.

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Arduino Clock Project (Overview)

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Back in business, I am alive and well, and working in an embedded software company.

For Christmas we play “secret Santa” with my family, and this year I was going to take the crown home with me. We only have one rule, and this is: “you have to do it yourself”.

I had some spare parts from past projects (or tinkering) and a rough idea of what to do: a calendar clock. And here we have the first post describing how I created the clock.

This post is just the overall design. Kind of an overview of what the clock will do, for more “meaty” content stay tuned, I plan on writing posts about each aspect:

  • Wiring the DIY clock.
  • A 3×3 font for LED matrix displays.
  • Programming the DIY clock.
  • Arduino and tinyRTC
  • Arduino and 4 led matrices
  • Arduino clock software
  • Casing the DIY clock.
  • As you can see, I am mostly software oriented (as usual :-D)

    check out the design overview

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    Rpi Weather LED

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    In this post I will describe how to use a raspberry pi to give feedback according to specific daily weather. And yes, feedback just means LEDs 🙂

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