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Maker Faire 2014

I’m still recovering from Maker Faire last weekend. Here’s a quick video about the laser shooting gallery we set up. The laser turret was there as well, but playing against other people was mu...

Laser Turret Progress

Over the past month, I’ve been working on a laser turret for the DefconBots autonomous robot competition this Summer. I entered the same competition back in 2006 and enjoyed the experience, so I fi...

Using BusBlaster + openOCD on OSX Mavericks

I’ve been using the Dangerous Prototypes Bus Blaster along with openOCD to program/debug my LPC1769 microcontroller. It’s been a while since I did anything, so when I tried again last week and coul...

Skype Video Message Exporter

A few days ago, I found out that you can send video messages to people via Skype. Someone asked me if I knew of a way to export them from Skype. (That way you can watch them while offline, back the...

Kinesis Freestyle 2 Keyboard 'Mod' (to Fix Media Keys)

Soon after I bought my Kinesis Freestyle 2 Keyboard, I noticed that the media keys (next/previous song) did not work with Spotify on OSX. The strange part is that they work just fine on iTunes. I d...

Debugging ARM Cortex-M3 Devices with GDB and openOCD

After getting the gcc-arm compiler working with the mbed, I decided to take a look at my LPCXpresso LPC1769 development board. The mbed is really easy to program. It mounts as a flash drive and you...

GCC-ARM for Cortex-M3 on Ubuntu

Don’t want to read though this post? Just want the code, go get it from my github repo! I’ve been meaning to start working with Cortex-M3 processors for a few of my projects. Sometimes the MSP430’...

Automation Progress - Light Alarm and Remote

If you haven’t heard about my ‘home automation’ project, you should probably read this first. This weekend was rather productive. I managed to get my light alarm working! I wrote escheduler, which...

Beginnings of Home(ok, apartment) Automation

I’ve been neglecting my projects for a while, but I finally decided to stop being lazy and started working on them again. Several of my old posts deal with msp430’s and cc2500’s, but they’re mostly...

Biking to SFO

I recently found out that the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers bike parking for up to 14 days. I decided to try it out during the thanksgiving break just for fun (with the added bon...