FIRMWARE UPDATE: USB and Serial LCD Backpack v1.1 beta 1

A new test firmware is available for the USB and Serial LCD Backpack. This update fixes some compatibility problems with the LCDproc software, and integrates the separate USB and serial mode firmwares. Now replies to 3 commands used by LCDproc that were not implemented before (replies 0x00 to commands 5,6,7) . This caused some problems […]

STATUS UPDATE: PICqueño32 v1.0

PICqueño32 is our knock-off the Arduino-compatible chipKIT Uno32. Earlier this summer Microchip and Digilent released a 32bit, PIC 32 development board. Yeah, it’s in the shape of an Arduino. What sets it apart from others is the open source compiler that works with the Arduino IDE and existing Arduino programs. We decided to make a […]

STATUS UPDATE: Nokia LCD backpack

We’re trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. We’ll try to hit a Monday next time. A disappointing update on the USB backpack for SparkFun’s cheap color LCDs.  In the previous status update […]

STATUS UPDATE: PIC LCD backpack

We’re trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. This is a USB and serial backpack for simple HD44780 character LCD screens. It has a few nice features that set it apart from the […]

STATUS UPDATE: Nokia LCD backpack

We’re trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. This is a simple USB backpack for SparkFun’s cheap color LCDs. A PIC 18F24J50 controls the LCD from a USB connection, and a small booster […]

STATUS UPDATE: Bus Blaster v2

We’re trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. Bus Blaster v2 is going to rock! The design is so flexible and fun, we can’t believe it wasn’t the standard FT2232 JTAG debugger design […]