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 […]