Archive for category: Atmel AVR

A Big Bin Full O’ Development Boards at BrainWagon Labs…

March 1, 2015 | Arduino, Atmel AVR, Hardware, My Projects, Raspberry Pi | By: Mark VandeWettering

I have an odd obsession with small, relatively cheap hardware development boards. Over the last few years, I’ve acquired a bunch of them, from Arduino to Raspberry Pi to BeagleBone Black. I thought it might be nice to just do a short video showing what I have around. So I did. Here’s a little 25 […]

Nifty Arduino/AVR hack: measuring VCC

June 20, 2014 | Arduino, Atmel AVR | By: Mark VandeWettering

In my previous article pondering sensors for my garden, I shamefully neglected a viable and interesting choice, the JeeNode

Interesting “feature” re: _delay_ms in avr-libc

January 31, 2012 | Arduino, Atmel AVR, Microcontrollers | By: Mark VandeWettering

A couple of my projects have used the tiniest of the Atmel ATtiny chips: the ATtiny13. I have written one or two programs in assembler for these chips, but I prefer to work with avr-gcc whenever possible. What’s amazing is that you actually can use a sophisticated C compiler to generate code for such a […]

AVR-based FM-transmitter

January 26, 2012 | Atmel AVR, Microcontrollers | By: Mark VandeWettering

This is a very cute hack that does something which I thought was impossible: an implementation of an FM transmitter that has exactly two components: a battery and an ATtiny45 microcontroller. It’s brilliantly obtuse and cool: Sprites mods – AVR-based FM-transmitter – Intro, theory The basic idea is to trick the internal oscillator of the […]