Tag Archives: Links

Java Based Stripboard Designer

Stripes is a simple and fast Java based Stripboard Designer appication written by Julian Skidmore.

MSP430 Based Low-Power Clock

Kenneth has a post on his blog show a nice example of how to use an MSP430 as a clock.

Tiny printf() for Embedded

Over at 43oh they have code for a tiny printf() function (for MSP430, but easily to port to other MCUs).


Found a very nice HOWTO on developing for the STM32 on Ubuntu. The site covers everything from openocd, gcc, gdb up to example sources.

Why and How to Use Decoupling Capacitors

Over at vagrearg.org, an article about decoupling capacitors could be found. The article explains why one may need decoupling capacitors, and how decoupling is done. Form the article itself: .. but the lesson was learned: always put capacitors on the power supply of logic chips

PDF on how to Solder

Found a well done PDF on how to solder over at „gadget gangster“. If you are about learning how to solder, make sure not to miss Daves video tutorials on the subject.

Flashing STM32 Discovery with Linux

On hackaday there is a post linking to a PDF from the makers of the st-link tool, describing how to flash the STM32 with Linux. Similar thing here 🙂

Using an Incremental Rotary Encoder

An rotary encoder is sitting on the shaft of a motor converting the motion of the shaft into digital information. This information then could be used to tell speed and direction of the motor. A very understandable introduction to this kind of encoders, and an example of how to use the encoders that come with […]

Addressable LED Strip

The HL1606 is a addressable RGB LED strip, available with a length of 5m. It has 40 SMD LEDs per meter. Here some links regarding this LED strip: Some posts on ledstyles.de An Arduino library for the HL1606 on google-code Addressable LED Grid at techspeak The LED strip is available e.g. on ebay

„Real“ Electric Car

First „real“ electric car is this Datsun called „white zombi“ :-). The Tesla (and some other) are a joke compared to this car (really, watch the videos if you don’t believe it).