Category Archives: Processors

AS3935 code is on GitHub

I took my first jump into GitHub as a contributor. I put my current AS3935 based application called “Striker” into the repository. You can find it here: https://github.com/SkyeSweeney/Striker This should now get me off the hook for several of you … Continue reading

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AS3935 details

After a very frustrating weekend, I am pretty confident I have the worst of the integration problems behind me. The Embedded Adventures board is a very nice board but did take the choice of SPI or I2C out of my … Continue reading

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Sandy and gyros

Seems like I spend more time logging non robotic events than the other way around. This weekend I was planning on spending quality time with a new ARM development board I purchased, but my wife and I decided that this … Continue reading

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Gyro calibration table

Finally getting close to finishing the gyro calibration table. This was made from a re-purposed record player. I gutted the electronics, the tone arm, and even the motor. Replaced the motor with an electric starter motor for a nitro RC … Continue reading

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Trying to program an ARM processor with a free toolchain

So after just a few days of using an Arduino for my AVC entry, I realize that it will just not be up to the task. First it does not provide an realtime multithreaded environment. The environment is slow, and … Continue reading

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Back!

My son’s surgery went very well. He is recovering nicely at home. He is doing well enough that we actually worked together on the AVC entry. Even with his jaw wired closed, he was a great help.

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Unusual item for unusual project.

Years ago when living near Binghamton New York I used to visit a junk yard on a fairly regular basis. They would take in lots of surplus stuff from some of the big manufacturers in the area including IBM, Singer-Link, … Continue reading

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Arduino code for PowerMeter using ADE7763

So here is the current version of the code. Not cleaned up yet, but it is functional. It does not include the code for the PIC processor needed only if you want to mux 30+ sensors into the one ADE. … Continue reading

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Smoke

Over the weekend I got the new power monitior system put down on a breadboard. I am using one Arduino and one ADE7763 on a “motherboard”. On small daughter boards I am putting down a small PIC processor and an … Continue reading

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Design pretty much done with design!

I got a good chunk of time in the lab this weekend to pretty much nail down the design for the Power Monitor. I now have two sensor nodes on breadboards connected to an Arduino reporting data back to a … Continue reading

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