Made this the other day. Simple and useful.
What is it?
AtomMSSP is a I2C & SPI development tool. It’s basic use is to test I2C and SPI devices. Use it to dump eeproms, control shift registers and more. I’m developing a windows application but will post little manual on how to create ur own application or automate communication.
It’s basically a USB to UART to I2C/SPI & GPIO.I created a nice packet system for it and it’s pretty simple to use. You get some GPIOs to use and control of powering the external chip via the program. You can turn off or on the device basically. Also AtomMSSP has a 5V tollerant I2C port.Also has a built in I2C scanner function. What’s even better is it will lookup the devices in a json file I will include and give you more info in a automatically generated HTML file.
Might include 5v tolerant gpio and SPI.. just lots of work.Been working on this a couple weeks. It’s fun. Even working on a enclosure. Windows application designed in C#. All firmware is written in XC8. (Microchip) uses a PIC18F27J53 mcu with 12mhz clock + PLL to 48MHz.That’s all for now but expect an update in maybe a week. This will be for sale in the coming months on my Tindie store. I’ll be sure to post a link.Update: 6-29-19 7:28pmChanged from json to text file. This will allow any user to add devices with a simple text editor.
Converted the entire json I had to txt.
Update: changed the layout and flow a bit. Simpler to send full commands.
Just made a couple stamps from 2 different materials. Linoleum and some Clear plastic stuff. I’ll get the name soon…I need to cut a little deeper but good results.
Here are the results:
Just got a new K40 Laser. Yes one of those Chinese lasers but I love it. Been wanting one for years and years.
So far it works beautifully. Got the bucket with water and fan on. No setup issues at all.
My only concern is the fan doesn’t sit perfectly .. like there is a 1/4 in gap on top. I might just seal that with a foam gasket or rubber. Not sure yet.
I might upgrade the fan and water pump also. Just for safety
Below are test shot video and a sample of what I made so far.
I plan to use this for a side business and to make customized enclosures for my PCB’s.
Just want to put these here…
In an inventing mood.. got an idea but will take about a week or so to make.. dont even want to say what it is but expect something cool soon. Hint is in the title lol
Update 6-12-2019: I haven’t had time to play but this is still on my mind
Hey guys, while ive been living here in my new place for a couple months now ive barely had time to even set up a decent work area. By the time i get home im too tired to do anything but i finally got around to fixing up a room for me to play in. While its not 100% complete, its usable.
As you can see i have lots to play with. This is about 75% to 80% of my tools. Whats missing are tools i use for work like my 20v Makita drills and griders. My sawzall and other hand tools. Since i use them for heavy work stuff i dont put them on the wall.
The good news is im almost done and juse got my ESP32 board to play with.
I hope i get time soon to tinker and build things. I want to hopefully create a small network for home automation. Yes i know its been done and it may not seem like a big deal but if i can make a cheap alternative to these high priced devices ill be happy.
I hope i get more opportunities to write here and hope you guys visit often. Thanks!