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January 29, 2019

I recently revisited Hello World V2 with yet one more alteration in attempt to minimize the number of components. This time, with the use of a Common Cathode Alphanumeric LED. You may recall from my earlier post, that I ordered a Common Anode LED, which required me to...

September 9, 2018

As with all of my experiments/posts, I research and hack in order to learn. In one of my side projects , and a future post to be, I was tinkering with RF wireless broadcasting and discovered an interesting pair of ICs that I wanted to share with you. The ICs are the HT...

July 16, 2018

I've recently ordered a one time programmable EPRom that holds 16 bits of data instead of 8. This IC allowed me to free up both 16x8 bit EEPRoms from my initial Hello World project.

Additionally, by condensing the 2 EEPRoms into 1 reduced complexity and appears much mor...

June 9, 2018

As I made clear, the point of this blog is to chronicle my journey towards understanding exactly how a computer works. One specific topic of inquiry that I explore in this post, is where does electricity and code intersect?

About the Build

It's a programmer's tradit...

June 6, 2018

If you are old enough to remember the Disney Original Movie labeled "Smart House", I don't have to remind you how the 90's made us yearn for days with robot butlers, sidewalks that would act as conveyor belts, flying cars, and of course smart homes. It took some time,...

June 3, 2018

In an effort to wrap my head around the storage and retrieval of binary data, I set out to make a simplistic form of memory- the Read Only Memory or ROM for short. A ROM is the simplest form of memory comprised of (x) addressable units of (n) Registers.

A regi...

January 31, 2018

I have recently learned that one's success and growth in Electronic Engineering will be severely limited without possessing the proper resources. This means books, tools and parts. Therefore, I decided to stock up on an abundance of items, shown in the images below....

January 3, 2018

After watching an awe inspiring youtuber named Ben Eater, I instantly made the decision to devote myself to something I had always been curious about- How does a computer actually work, Beyond the Binary and Beyond the silicone and transistors? I'm familiar with the ge...

December 22, 2017

There is an adage, "To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail."

This adage is often said with negative connotation. However, simplicity and repetition is a fundamental part of learning. That being said, since I have not yet filled my tool box with tools beyon...

December 18, 2017

Coming hot off the heels of the previous `Seasons Tweetings` project, I thought it would be a nice treat, and a great win for entertaining my son, by making a sound board.

About the Build

The idea was to create a quick-n-dirty platform that would enable my son to trigger...

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