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Workshop on Monday, Oct 5th, 7-9pm

Submitted by paul on Thu, 2009-10-01 10:39

The "Getting Started With Microcontrollers" workshop is coming up, next Monday. It's at Techshop (10100 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton OR 97005) from 7-9pm, in the upstairs area. Cost is $10 to $40 depending on which parts you need. Here is the sign up link:

Read on for details about this workshop....

Fancy Oscilloscope

Submitted by paul on Tue, 2009-09-29 11:22

Last night Monty brought a Tektronix MSO2024 oscilloscope to the meeting. I've been very seriously considering buying one of these, or something similar (this model is $5400 new, about double my budget, though some lesser models are around $3200). Read on for a lengthy writeup of how it went....

Teensy as a Benito

Submitted by paul on Tue, 2009-06-09 18:35

I released a new version of Teensyduino today, which adds USB-serial extensions to the Arduino Serial object. Now it's possible to use the Teensy via the Arduino IDE for in sorts of new ways.

For example, the Teensy can be programmed to work as a Benito.

Here is the simple sketch that makes it work.....