The latest POV Toy hardware is finally assembled, and initial testing of the firmware went successfully. We still need to design a calibration routine to get the best results. Pietja’s LGA soldering pictures will be up soon.
Work on the open source USB stack demo continues. We found the right linker script for the PIC18F24J50, and now both the Logic Sniffer and the POV Toy work with it. The documentation for the stack is progressing and may be ‘announced’ next week.
LCD and rotary encoders are working on the secret board from the flux off video. We were annoyed to find out that our knobs and encoders purchased as a set from SURE Electronics don’t seem to actually fit each other.
Another Bus Pirate as a PIC 24FJ64GA002 development board tutorial is edited and published. There will be a few more in this series.
Work continues on the hush-hush breakout board. It’s a new concept with a proto-board style area, which was giving us lots of grief fitting the components on the board. We had to do a lot of trial and error with this board.