May 2, 2016 · 2:21 pm
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.
January 20, 2016 · 5:01 am
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.
Casing the DIY clock.
- Arduino and tinyRTC
- Arduino and 4 led matrices
- Arduino clock software
As you can see, I am mostly software oriented (as usual :-D)
check out the design overview
June 10, 2013 · 7:18 pm
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 🙂
Filed under code, electronic
Tagged as breadboard, electronics, gpio, led, pushbutton, python, raspberrypi, resistor, science festival, webservices, workshop