Archive for date: June 2, 2009

ATMEGA328 suppliers?

June 2, 2009 | Arduino | By: Mark VandeWettering

I suspect that if I could replace my ATMEGA168 with an ATMEGA 368 (as suggested by Robert, thanks!) life might be better for my Arduino and its attempt to use the waveshield. The problem is ATMEGA328s seem to be scarcer than hen’s teeth, especially in the PDIP package. I found a place in Canada that […]

Gordon Bell: Computers, Projects, Patents, Books, and Papers

June 2, 2009 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was trying to hunt down Gordon Bell’s description of the PDP-8 architecture (don’t ask) which I heard was available in his 1971 book, Computer Structures: Readings and Examples. A bit of googling found that this book is available from his website at Microsoft, along with many other interesting papers and books. Bookmarked for future […]

Arduino Waveshield, sans joy…

June 2, 2009 | Amateur Radio, Arduino, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

At the Maker Faire this weekend, I picked up a Waveshield kit for the Arduino. It’s a cute little board with an SD card interface, an I2C DAC, and a little op amp circuit to provide an audio interface. It took me about an hour and a half to solder together (I’m slow, but careful) […]