Here is a voice synthesizer app for Mac giving your Arduino speech capability. You simply send strings over the serial port and the app reads them out. Speech for Arduino supports all voices on your Mac. You are able to change the pitch, rate, and volume straight from the window. You can also use various […]
Build a Classic Mac clone, a plan for everything but the disk drives: The classic Mac hardware clone seems almost doable, except for the floppy drive. Without a working floppy drive (or equivalent), the Mac clone would do nothing but boot up to the screen showing a disk with a question mark (remember that one?), […]
ahri tipped us to a new beta version of the Microchip development software for PIC microcontrollers, MPLABX. Looks like it’s Java based, and there’s Linux and Mac versions too. This will make a lot of people happy. Grab the preview here, and share your experience in the comments. We’re installing it now. Via the forum.
Steve sent in an illustrated guide to connecting a Bus Pirate to Mac OSX (updated link). This guide is consistent with the most recent v5.x firmwares and Bus Pirate v3.
It looks like some people are having problems with the ds30 Loader GUI for the Bus Pirate v4 bootloader on Linux or Mac with Mono, and many would prefer not to install Mono at all. pppd cooked up a simple console application (updated version here) for the v4 bootloader in Linux and MacOSX (and Windows). […]
Ril3y, designer of the laser etched Bus Pirate case, has a short introduction to using the Bus Pirate with a Mac.
Justin Maynard suggested CoolTerm as a freeware MAC/OSX serial terminal option. ZTerm seems to be the other favorite. CoolTerm has versions for OSX and Windows. We tried the Windows version, the settings that worked for us are shown above. Be sure to check handle backspace character, and change the enter key emulation to CR. As […]
Brettinman got a Bus Pirate from Hack a Day’s preorder, but he couldn’t get it working with the default MAC serial terminal. He used ZTerm and documented how to use the Bus Pirate with a MAC. Don’t forget that you can also do firmware updates from a MAC or Linux. Read our guide to the […]