I built a small battery-powered amplifier today.
Long story short: the GuruPlug JTAG wouldn't even debug the GuruPlug, let alone any other board I tried it with. I knew my freshly-compiled bleeding-edge OpenOCD was at least somewhat functional, because it was able to talk to my TI Evalbot through an onboard FTDI2232 USB-JTAG/UART chip. But it wouldn't talk to the FTDI2232 in the GuruPlug JTAG dongle.
I'd like to be help out at the pdx dorkbot booth... who's putting this together?
Applications are due no later than 11:59pm on August 5, 2012.
When: July 22, 2012; 4-6pm
What: Introduction to soft circuits
Who: All levels of know-how! Newbies especially encouraged.
Where: Lovecraft Bar, 421 SE Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97214 (Look for the red door on the West side of the street) Due to the location of this event, you must be at least 21 to attend
Cash and credit card payments will be accepted before the workshop begins.
All materials supplies are included.
Recently I posted about the ARM based LCD development board I showed at a Monday DorkbotPDX meeting. At that time, I was waiting for another revision of the board before releasing the Eagle files. I got the next version back and it looks OK so I've attached the files.
The firmware source code is available on GitHub.
New project close enough finished to share... thanks to Paul (teensy) and Lean for the help getting this on its way to being done! cheers,
I engaged Pingdom to monitor my home sensor network several years ago when I started to depend on it and found it undependable. The recent upgrades at Pingdom had me looking through downtime stats wherein I found my service to myself to be pretty good:
The persistent downtimes of 2010 were replaced by occasional outages when I converted from Arduino with an Ethernet Shield to Teensy running Txtzyme from an old laptop. Recent failures are all attributed to power failures outlasting my aging laptop battery or Comcast changing my IP address. I'm especially pleased that my foam core and spring clip infrastructure has been serving me well.
At Maker Faire, I met Philip Torrone briefly. We talked about driver installation issues, and he resolved to find someone at Microsoft if I would send a summary.
Phil ended up posting on the Make Blog. There've been many reactions, mostly online comments, some in private email.
I'll briefly summarize the responses and offer my opinions here. Just click "read more"...