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…

Queueing Up Tasks

I've managed to keep on top of things for a while but now there are a large number of tasks queueing up again. I'd love to know why project work is so bursty - admittedly my scheduling is fairly ad-hoc but it seems to happen in commercial projects I'm involved…

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…

Babyduino

Contents [TOC] Meet the Babyduino! This project describes a small Arduino compatible circuit that can be used as the basis for your own projects. It fully integrates into the Arduino IDE and gives you access to all the benefits entailed by that (access to libraries, an easy method of loading…

Babyduino V0.1.0 Released

I'm pleased to announce that the first stable version of the Babyduino project is now available. You can get more details from the project page and browse the source on the GitHub repository. This initial version supports the ATMega8, ATMega88 and ATMega168 using the internal 8MHz oscillator. As well as…

A Bootloader for the Babyduino

My bootloader of preference was originally Optiboot for the Babyduino project due to it's small size and inclusion in the newer official Arduino boards. Despite a fair bit of effort I failed to get a working version compiled and running on the ATMega8 (this is the chip I'm using for…

The Babyduino Project

I'd like to announce the Babyduino project which provides a set of simple circuits based around the AVR ATMega CPU's that can be used with the Arduino IDE to build your own projects around. The project has it's own project page as well as a GitHub repository that contains all…