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Friday, April 25, 2008


LabJack looks like a cool way to get digital or analog input into your PC starting at about $100.

LabJack -- USB/Ethernet based data acquisition and control

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SPI ethernet MAC/PHY

How cool is this? With just adding 1 chip select, 4k of code space, and hundreds of bytes of RAM you can be firing off UDP packets.

Olimex makes the nice little ENC28j60 module, and the uIP stack runs with or without an RTOS.


Monday, April 21, 2008

CEM-1203 buzzer

I think the hardest thing about hardware is finding the part you need in the vast array of parts out there.

This CEM-1203 looks like a serviceable buzzer (one of 932 on digikey) that SparkFun uses on their Simon game.


Friday, April 18, 2008

der switchen debouncen

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ada is still alive

I still have a soft part in my heart for my first programming language. So does the aeronautics industry:

The return of Ada

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

RTP - real time protocol

Real time transfer of data across UDP. Traditionally used for VOIP or video, I wonder if this could be useful for data streaming.

a great wikipedia article

JJrtplib: a c++ implementation of RTP

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Taking Web Applications Offline