ESP8266 Network Configuration

One of the more challenging issues with wireless sensor nodes is performing the initial configuration required to get them to connect to your wireless network in the first place (in this case I am talking about 802.11 a/b/g/n based WiFi networks). To connect to a WiFi…

NotDuinos - The Arduino Core on Other Devices

In my last post I mentioned that there was an Arduino compatible core available for the ESP8266 - in this post I cover how to install this core as well as cores for other non-Arduino hardware. A Brief History of Arduino The Arduino system started in 2005 as a project…

Conserving Memory on an AVR

Both the ATtiny and ATmega CPU's have a very limited amount of RAM (512 bytes for the ATtiny45/85 and 1K for the ATmega8/168) and it's easy to hit the limit without some careful programming. I've been working on a project based around an ATtiny85 that barely fits into…

Week In Review

It has been a long time since I've posted an update to the site so, rather than wait until I have a fully documented project to post, I thought I'd push up a quick review of what has been happening at the Lab over the past few weeks. EEWeb Site…

Release the Baby!

I've recently been contacted by a friend with a request to help design and implement the hardware for a race timing system for his local swim club. I jumped on the chance, it's a good opportunity to test the Clixx.IO system for real world prototyping and gives me a…

Some Interesting Sites

Just a short post this time - I'd like to report some good news and point you at some interesting sites I've come across in the past week. First up I'm pleased to announce that the new Clixx.IO site is now up and running. It's a little sparse on…

Brisbane Makes Makercamp

Yesterday was the Brisbane Makes Makercamp at Hackerspace Brisbane and the culmination of the Make Anything competition I had entered. It was a very full day - the number of interesting people and interesting projects was incredible. The chance to talk with such a large group of like minded people…

Another Babyduino Update

After a bit of a disappointing experience with my last attempt to make boards for the Babyduino I've fixed the issue with the with Fritzing parts generator and recreated the PCB. The new version has been sent off to Seeed Studio again and I'm hoping for the new boards to…