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BGMicro Shipment

BGMicro Shipment

I just got my shipment of stuff from BGMicro, including a ton of pinheaders!

I ordered:
1x Velleman 4x4 keypad
1x GI AY-3-8910 Sound Chip (and matching IC socket)
2x LEDs with wire and
connectors
1x 2.5" stero cable end (Digital Rebel XT Trigger?)
1x Graphical KS0108 Display
and Lots of 1x40 and 2x17 Pinheaders :)

Wii Off-brand Nunchuck Internals

Nyko "Kämä" Wired Remote:
MCU: Atmel ATMega 48 TQFP (The PCB also has pads for MLF package, based on availability?)
Accelerometer: Freescale A7260

QuahogCon 2010: My Freeduino (From AlphaOne)

QuahogCon 2010: My Freeduino (From AlphaOne)

This is my new Freeduino, which I purchased as a kit from the fine folks at the AlphaOne Hackerspace table at QuahogCon 2010.

QuahogCon 2010 Badge Hardware Hacking - The Beginning

QuahogCon 2010 Badge Hardware Hacking - The Beginning

What I Did:

I took a Cellboost IPR3 that was otherwise destined for a dull life of providing power to an original iPod Shuffle, and converted the cable normally used for charging it into a USB-A-to-2-pin cable using the cable from an old computer case's hard drive activity light. (Using the cable is a bonus for me, since this cable has been kicking around the junkbox for ages.)

QuahogCon 2010 Loot

QuahogCon 2010 Loot

Here's what I gained (physically) from QuahogCon 2010 (in no particular order):

Sparkfun.com Stuff: Arduino Shield, Breadboarding Supplies, etc

Sparkfun.com Stuff: Arduino Shield, Breadboarding Supplies, etc

My latest Sparkfun.com order.

For PIC programming:
BOB-00193 (1): Adapter board for Microchip ICD and ICD2

For (hopefully) adding some IR functionality to my QuahogCon badge:
COM-09349 (4): Infrared LED - 950nm

For parts:
DEV-00348 (2): Olimex Carrier Board for OKI ML67Q5003

QuahogCon Badge Details Released

In the fine tradition of hacker con badges, QuahogCon presents its inaugural badge, based on the Freescale MC13224v.

FT4232H-Based Eee 701 Internals Controller

This controller will be designed for installation into an Eee 700-series netbook to serve the following purposes:

  1. Provide a communications interface to I2C, SPI and UART devices over USB
  2. Control power switching to various internally-mounted low-current (~0-25mA) and high-current (~25-125mA) devices.
  3. Provide non-USB-Host 5V power to the high-current USB devices through high-current SPST switches so as not to overload the USB Bus (Update: This will be done by off-board MOSFETs. There just wasn't enough room on the board to allow it to still fit in the space allocated for the MDC1.5.

Seiko/Epson RG9013F-NZ LCD Screen

I got this LCD screen free with one of my computer-related eBay purchases.

The label on the bubblewrap says:

POM PPM Parking Meter

I found this parking meter at Princess Auto yesterday. Made by POM Inc., this meter is called the PPM.

I got it to work by adding a rubber band with just enough tension to depress the turn-detect lever when the lever is turned. The meter has knobs where a tensioned spring was attached. I'll have to find a decent spring somewhere.

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