2008 04 May

Just received an old Laptop (very very old - Intel Pentium II 266Mhz) that was going to the garbage and decided to make something nice with it! Plastics where broken and also required some electronic fixes! I’ve disassembled, removed un-necessary parts and built a new closure from the same material that I used for my robot! Did a really cool job!

I’ve remembered that I could use an extra PC to connect my Digital Oscilloscope (PCS500A) and Function Generator (PCG10A) from Velleman Instruments. These way I can make my electronic tests without having to switch from Linux to Windows OS (yes, I’m finally running Ubuntu Linux on my desktop PC, and whenever digital oscilloscope is required I need to switch it back to Windows due to Velleman win32 software).

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2007 16 Nov

I’ve previously work with Microchip Pic using MPLab and Assembler language! It’s very powerful but also time consuming! Now I’m using one tool to develop my Pic code from C language. I’m very impressed, It’s very easy to develop and there is a big community in the web that creates C libraries for tools like this!

This is a list of the software that I’m using now to develop on Microchip Pics:

Microchip MPLab8 IDE: (MPLAB)

Nice tool to code Assembler for pics but I’m using it to debug C code from CCSInfo PICC. There is one plug-in to integrate both tools! Excellent!

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