WORKSHOP VIDEO #21: USB POV Toy calibration tests

Today we play around with the latest USB POV Toy hardware and firmware. The POV Toy is a persistence of vision (not division…) device, but we added some special features. First, a USB connection makes it effortless to upload new patterns. Second, an inexpensive accelerometer actively detects the waving motion and syncs the pattern. We […]

Updates from the workshop for May 9th, 2012

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, […]

Week in (p)review: January 23, 2011

Lots of progress this week: We released an MCP2200 breakout board, and hacked it to run open source Fun with XC9500Xl and CoolRunner-II CPLDs. The wiki has quick start guides, and two new CPLD breakout board designs The Bus Pirate LCD adapter, MMA7455L 3-axis accelerometer, and MCP2200 USB->serial breakout are all back in stock rasmus […]