Category Archives: Technology

Sheep It!

Back when I was still working at Amazon I decided to contribute to a DIY/Maker faire. I can’t remember the title of the event.  I thought it would be [..]

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uint32_t writeError = UC3 + STK600 + JTAG;

I can’t write to my AT32UC3A3 using an STK600 and AVR Dragon via JTAG! What do I do?! Read more »

Electronics, Making, Programming, Technology

Learning: AVR Assembly

I have been trying to learn AVR assembly for the past few weeks. Things are coming along, but it is tough to remember all of the 3 and 4 letter instructions and which registers they can work with. Here is part of an example project, which was really a series of exercises that I worked on through out the chapter. I’ve been reading a book from 2002 called AVR: An Introductory Course. While the reviews for this book haven’t been great, I’ve found it to be a reasonable book for learning. I’m sure it is outdated but I’m sure that the much of still applies. Read more »

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Citadel r1 PCB on the way!

Citadel r1 is being printed and will be ready for assembly in the next few weeks. I am very excited to assemble and see this thing working. I [..]

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Citadel 3D v0.1

Here is my 1st attempt at PCB design. These are renderings of the Citadel project I have been working on. I still have some traces to complete, but [..]

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Arduino Workshop Book

Here is a book I just came across. It looks promising. John Boxall seems to have the book printed out on his website as well, complete with code [..]

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Citadel Breadboard

Here is what I have so far for my drum enclosure lighting system, code name: Citadel. 🙂 I will provide more documentation, when I get around to it. [..]

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Jeopardy Controllers are Easy

Hardware is easy… according to the people that use many of the things I make, that is. They don’t actually say this, but I can tell. They see [..]

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EE Learning

While browsing, I found the following list of electronics learning sites: Read more »


Build Break Alarm

Note: I meant to post this a long time ago. It is definitely an out of order project post. A while back I changed teams at Amazon. While [..]

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