Hello. Yes, I have kind of fallen off of the face of the Earth, so to speak. This was done as a bit of mental self-preservation, which I’ll get into a bit more below. I know that I have not done a good job in staying in touch with many internet friends, for which I… Read More New Beginnings
Just wanted to post a quick note here to let my blog subscribers know that the Empyrean campaign on Indiegogo is now live, and I’d be most grateful if you would head over and take a look at it. As a quick primer about Empyrean, allow me to quote myself from the campaign: A powerful… Read More Empyrean Campaign is Live!
It’s almost time for me to launch my latest crowdfunding campaign: the Empyrean microcontroller! Are you interested in an affordable yet powerful Arduino-compatible microcontroller? Then this will be right up your alley! In order to drum up some interest in the upcoming campaign, I’ve decided to give away three Empyrean Alpha boards via a giveaway.… Read More Score a Free Empyrean!
This won’t be anything particularly novel to you old hands at 3D printing, but I wanted to demonstrate to others just how useful that open source tools and 3D printing can be, even for non-geeky tasks such as home improvement. I have briefly mentioned on Twitter (but I don’t believe on this blog) that I’ve… Read More On The Utility of 3D Printing
There are quite a few good resources already out there for the NanoVNA, but I’ve seen a few people mention that the prospect of updating the firmware is daunting. Indeed it is if you try to build it from scratch as the tutorials that I’ve seen have you do. However, that’s not really necessary for… Read More Updating the NanoVNA Firmware
First, a quick update about something I mentioned earlier on the blog. A few months back I talked about a big summer project that I would be involved in. Although that project is not yet complete, I’ve completed the most time-sensitive part of it, so I’m now able to put more time back into my… Read More OpenBeacon Mini → OpenBeacon 2
As regular readers are well aware, my main PC runs Linux Mint, and has for many years. I do run a Windows 10 PC as well, in order to build code for that platform as well as to play games, but it’s my preference to do nearly all of my work on my Linux box.… Read More Some PC Software for NanoVNA
Anyone following Hackaday and other hobby electronics blogs/YouTube channels has probably noticed the buzz around the NanoVNA lately. Admittedly I don’t know a lot about it, other than the fact that the design and firmware is open source and now a bunch of Chinese manufacturers have started making it and that you can now get… Read More Onto the NanoVNA Bandwagon
I’ve been getting quite a few notifications from GitHub from about issues on my most popular repositories and also have been receiving personal emails asking for support on various issues. Most of these items are not trivial and will take a bit of research on my part in order to understand them and correct them.… Read More Regarding Recent Availability
Yesterday, we had to say goodbye to our best friend and the goodest boy, Baxter, after twelve and a half years of faithful companionship. Just like Marley from Marley & Me, Baxter was our clearance puppy, no joke. He cried for his mama every night for about a week straight after we brought him home,… Read More Baxter 2006 — 2019