Mock up PCB : binary watch

I soldered deep into the night….and all throughout today. After hours of writing and testing code, fiddling with hardware, and scraping through error after error, I can present to you the first mock up through-hole PCB!

Prepping the ATmega328P: bootloader burn, fuse-byte programming, and hardware

Now that the basis code is all ready, it was time to test it out without help of the Arduino UNO, straight with the hardware of the ATmega328P.

tint2 replacement # polybar

tint2 is a taskbar that you can configure your window manager, typically with openbox, to have a bar at the top of your screen that displays info  about tabs, battery, and date and time for you.

Code - Part 2 : Binary Watch

Woot woot! The code is virtually finished, for the simple processing and buttons part at least. :)

Code - part 1 : Binary Watch

The code for the binary watch project can be found on my github!

ATmega328P Microcontroller + 74HC595 Shift Register Setup and Test : binary watch

I was researching the other day on the ESP-WROOM-32 module I had bought off of eBay for my binary watch and found this lovely PDF about hardware design guidelines.

ZNC - IRC bouncer on FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT

IRC is great, but  only when you can actually see the messages after you’ve been away for a long time. If you don’t have something like an IRC bouncer set up, it’s likely that your computer either disconnects from the server, or you logout/reboot/etc and everything resets.

Genetically Modified Organisms - An Overview

For an assignment in my class we were to research and analyze a current world problem. I chose GMOs, a controversial topic of today.