Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Pythonista 3

Pythonista3  is simply the most fun and easiest/fastest way to develop  iPad/iPhone apps/demos (in Python) to complement your IoT demos and projects. Apparently the app has been in the Apple Store for more than three years and the author has had time … Continue reading

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In 10 Lines of Code

“In 10 Lines of Code: Rapid Development using Cloud Tools for Embedded Control”.  It has been another very intense season, so much that I barely had time to make a proper announcement of my new book: “In 10 Lines of Code”, (Lulu, 2016) … Continue reading

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VGA Curiosity

The idea of driving a VGA display directly from the I/Os of a small 8-bit microcontroller might seem crazy at first, and perhaps because of this, it is certainly entertaining, and possibly useful to some of you. It is actually easier than most … Continue reading

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An MCC Mystery Solved

MPLAB Code Configurator is a tool that has revolutionised the way I work with microcontrollers. I use it every day, for each and every project and, in fact, I found out that I am creating more projects than ever because of … Continue reading

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USB Swiss Army Knife

It’s the small things, the smallest boards, that often make my day! This is the MCP2221 breakout board (ADM00559), and it is my new Swiss Army Knife. If you are not familiar already with the MCP product line, these are generally … Continue reading

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Pinout Tables for Curiosity

When writing/porting applications to the Curiosity demo board I found myself  looking over and over at the schematic (contained in the User Guide) for the connections between the 20-pin socket and the click board (mikroBUS) connector.  Crossing this information with the … Continue reading

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Javascript Under a New Light

Highly recommended! I  began reading “Programming Javascript Applications” by Eric Elliott, and I cannot put it down. It is changing completely the perspective I had of the language. In fact Eric’s enthusiasm is contagious. I am beginning to understand better the power … Continue reading

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Upverter Click Competition

The Upverter Click competition is on, it has been for a while, but I had no time to really look into it… The email announcement had arrived in my inbox a while ago (July, were did the summer go? sich!)  but … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love Pandas?

Last night I started looking into the “Analytics” of this very blog. It’s something I had promised myself to do often, but it never happened. Looking at the graphs, prepared by the online (free) tool supplied by my provider, was/is … Continue reading

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Ten Projects for Simplicity

While waiting for the PICDEM Curiosity board  (DM164137) to become more “available”, I kept at testing various new click boards with the “Simplicity board” aka PICKIT3 Low Pin Count demo board (DM164130-9).   Note the two SIL connectors added to the … Continue reading

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