Articles in the Electronics  Category

Beginning Atmel AVR Development in Linux using AVR-Eclipse, AVR-GCC and AVRDUDE

March 22, 2012
Beginning Atmel AVR Development in Linux using AVR-Eclipse, AVR-GCC and AVRDUDE

For a beginning AVR developer with more typical platform programming experience, introductory information can seem scattered and sparse. There are a lot of programming tutorials, but since many people develop on Windows using AVR Studio, getting started using Linux can have a steeper learning curve. This article aims to be a complete introduction to setting up the hardware and software IDE for developing for the AVR platform.

A Library for Using the Wii Nunchuk In Arduino Sketches

February 10, 2012
A Library for Using the Wii Nunchuk In Arduino Sketches

There are several available libraries for communicating with the Wii nunchuk. I somehow found something lacking in all of them, so I wrote wiinunchuk.h for my projects. It is inspired by Tod E. Kurt. but my wiinunchuk.h boasts more powerful features and a more flexible API.

Review: Solomon SL-30 Soldering Station

July 26, 2011
Review: Solomon SL-30 Soldering Station

About two months ago I bought a Solomon SL-30 from a1parts.com, the online store for A1 Electronics here in Toronto. I chose that station after a lot of research, despite not being familiar with the name. This review is not based on a series of cleverly designed test, but just my day-to-day use of the station for soldering connectors, wires and even a little PCB work.