Being Dumb is easy

i have to admit sometimes i can be a plain idiot! I was planning on playing with the STM32F4-Discovery some more today and wired something up. I saw some magic smoke! I quickly unplugged the power to test and see where and what blew and how. I made the IDIOTIC mistake of crossing power rails. […]

Some of the toys…

Just wanted to share a picture of some of the items i collected on my Electronics learning journey. These are only Development Boards & Programmers, I have way to much stuff to take a picture of it all. I’m surprised i fit it all in 1 area without a huge mess. (just a small mess). […]

New Toy: STM32F4 Discovery

Just got this today in the mail. Looks so cool. 2x 50pin headers on each side, meaning i can plug my LCD without any problems on pin counts. Also its ARM so you know its fast 🙂 Some Specs: STM32F407VGT6 microcontroller featuring 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F core, 1 MB Flash, 192 KB RAM in an LQFP100 […]

ARM and SD (micro)

I will start working on getting a LPC210x connected to a SD Micro memory card. I have 6 values i want to test out on hand. 32MB, 64MB,1GB,2GB,4GB,8GB Those are all my memory cards and they are all Micro Size. So wish me luck! After i get basic SD Commands working i will try FAT32 […]

RTC YAY!

RTC (Real Time Clock) on a ARM is super simple. Its so easy i mean it took me about 1 minute to learn what to do to get the data shown on my COM1 (serial port). Im liking ARM more and more. RTC is very usefull. Especially for data logging. There is really no need […]