Electronics design

MCU Series, 2: Sometimes MCU choice doesn’t matter

This article was originally posted on Microcontroller Central, which is no longer on the air. Much of the content is as it was when I originally posted it, with updates when necessary to correct errors in the original articles or reflect more current information. The following first appeared February 22, […]

Launchpad and capacitive touch booster pack

The World’s Geekiest MP3 Player

I’m helping put together  the Wireless Mesh Networked “Hello There!” badges for the upcoming 2016 Boston ESC (Embedded Systems Conference). My biggest contribution is that I got my company, Screaming Circuits, to assemble all of the badges for free, and I got Sunstone Circuits to fab the boards for free. […]

Sipping a Late Night Xpresso

When I started in the MCU world, evaluation boards were pretty expensive so I designed and built my own, but that was a decade ago and things have happily changed. A number of MCU manufacturers seem to have decided that development boards should be really low-priced, making it very easy […]

MCU Series, 1: Those Pesky Fuse Bits

The content on Fuse Bits was originally posted on Microcontroller Central, which is no longer on the air. . Much of the content is as it was when I originally posted it, with updates when necessary to correct errors in the original articles or reflect more current information. The following […]