This is not a simple post that will tell you exactly how to set up a tool chain that works for your development environment, target processor, and available tools.Read More
Arduino is an excellent prototyping platform. It is wonderful for its ease of use and speed with which to get started. I'm happy to say lots of good, heartfelt things about the whole Arduino ecosystem.
But don't ask me to use it in products.Read More
In a previous post, Andrei discussed the switch statement. In this post, he gives a more indepth review of switch and then deeply dives into the default case.
Rather than just leaving it out, default can be used to detect the impossible. Read on to handle whoopses, neutrino hits, and beer. And remember, be assertive, but be kind to your future self.Read More
In this post, Andrei's 50th (yay), we start looking at electric current. First a crappy explanation of what current is, then a few examples of current draw to give a feel of current scale. Finally, an experiment.
Next week we'll apply this to LEDs and our processors. Stay tuned.Read More
This week Andrei presents a pin 1 spotting guide. Chips, circuit boards, and connectors are all numbered, and this is your guide to figuring out what on your schematic is where on a circuit board.
Plus Penguin music.Read More