At this point you have working code, an LED that you can control and hopefully a better understanding of how to work with a microcontroller.  But there’s still a lot to cover so lets talk about the elephant in the room… your code.  First off, learning how exactly your code is doing what you want and whether it’s doing it in the best way possible (spoiler: it’s not). Fair warning this is going to be

Moving Beyond Arduino Part 2

Posted by admin on September 10, 2017
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Now that you see some of the advantages of using a development platform I’ll show some basic example code using the ATMEGA328PB Xplained-Mini dev board.  First, I’ll go over reading the datasheet and extracting the information that matters to you.  This is a key skill to have when starting out. This tutorial is a lot longer than anticipated but maybe 10% is actually going over the code itself.  So don’t think that coding your board

Moving Beyond Arduino Part 1

Posted by admin on September 5, 2017
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For many people coding on the Arduino, and all of it’s variants (Mega, Zero, Micro, etc), is enough for their needs.  For others, it’s a great stepping stone but is extremely limiting and is to high level.  If you’re in school for electrical/computer engineering then, to me, you have to move past the Arduino environment but there’s nothing wrong with starting there.  If you’re a hobbyist who wants to learn more, then it can be


Posted by admin on September 2, 2017
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Welcome to my website about electronics, my various projects and maybe a video game or two?  This is a new endeavor for me so bare with me as I get my footing.  I usually don’t document my work in this format, or write often, so it’ll take some getting used to but I’m excited to give it a shot.  I won’t bore anyone with a lengthy “here’s some stuff about me” blog.  I will say