Retrointerfacing

- connecting past and future -

Arduino bootloader for ATmega32

The Arduino boards mainly use Atmega8 or ATmega168 controllers. For most of the projects and boards I have been working with in the last years, I have been using mega32 (more memory, more IO). In order to make use of the excellent Arduino resources, making my boards Arduino Compatible seems a logical choice. First thing…

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Hacking the Tschibo Vacuum

In the netherlands a lot of webshops have the Tchibo Vacuum robot on on sale at ridiculous discount prices.

Panoramic pictures with Flatbed Scanner

  In make issue 14 was an article about using a flatbed scanner for making pictures. We took this idea one step further making panoramic pictures using a rotating stand…. all in one evening’s work parts All that’s needed is one magnifying glass (The one from your third hand does fine) scanner, box, tape and…

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Amplifying a reed organ

electrifying instruments A way of ‘electrifying’ acoustic instruments is addition of a microphone or pickup. While piezo pickups are often used and are very simple to interface (glue the piezo speaker of an anoying melody-playing birthday card to the body of your guitar and you’re there) the sound quality can be quite poor. Especially for…

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