I gave a talk today at Christof Teuscher's Nuts and Bold Seminar about DorkbotPDX and what we've been up to. The slides are available here:
or for those who don't do google:
Thanks to everybody who showed up and contributed!
After moving twice this summer, I finally got my workbench set up again (at least enough to start building stuff again). So I was able to build the latest version of the LCD ARM dev board (http://dorkbotpdx.org/blog/scott_d/arm_lcd_development_board). It works fine and I think all the errors from the previous version are fixed. So I've attached the Eagle files and the BOM.
Several months ago, I was approached by the Portland band Starfucker (STRFKR) to build them an LED video wall for their upcoming tour. It needed to be large, bright, and durable, but also lightweight, portable, and easy to set up and tear down. They wanted to be able to plug in an iPod or iPad and play videos that are synced up along with their click track so everything goes along perfectly with the music. I enlisted the help of Alex Norman to take care of the software side of the project, and got to work trying to figure this thing out. It seemed like it could be made with mostly off-the-shelf components, and indeed that turned out to be the case. We decided that we would open-source the entire project, for the good of all mankind.
Anyone going to be in New York for the World Maker Faire? I would love to get you in for free if you mind hanging out in my booth for a couple of hours.... I'm kinda worried how busy its going to bee..... Feel free to bring a cool project to show off too!
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.