Category Archives: Projects

E14 News: Time of the Hardware Startup

Has anyone else noticed that there are more and more hardware startups being formed, and becoming successful? I’ve seen a significant change in the focus at many of the events I’ve attended in 2013 and am excited for what is … Continue reading

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Cypress PsoC4 Pioneer Kit: Further Blurring The Line Between Analog and Digital

  I recently got my hands on a Cypress Pioneer Kit powered by a PSoC4 4200 microcontroller. A neat $25 prototyping/tinkering board, to be sure.  But before I start building a project with it, I simply had to check the … Continue reading

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Using ‘ownCloud’ on Raspberry Pi to Take Back Control of Data

Last month I lost what could have been a beautiful night laying out a PCB while at a secluded cottage because Google Drive didn’t sync a couple of my board files.  I switched to Microsoft Skydrive for my cloud-based storage … Continue reading

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How to Easily Burn a Binary File to an MSP430 Chip Using the LaunchPad

Want to give some Texas Instruments MSP430 firmware to a friend who doesn’t have an IDE like CCS or IAR installed?  All they need is a Binary file you create, an MSP430 Launchpad, and a small program called LITE FET-Pro430. … Continue reading

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MSP430 Project Helps Disabled Kids Learn, Play

Young Circuit Designs has long been a supporter of RePlay For Kids, a Cleveland, OH based charity that modifies mainstream toys for children with disabilities. Since many electronic toys utilize activation switches that require a level of dexterity that not all … Continue reading

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A Raspberry Pi First Project: Dog Kennel Status Webpage

I recently got my hands on a Raspberry Pi with the goal of writing an article on how suitable the platform is for an education program like BlueStamp Engineering.  However once I got rolling, I simply had to make something … Continue reading

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A Double-Kettle All-Electric Brewing System with MSP-430

For those who know me, beer isn’t just about the drinking.  It’s also about the brewing.  I’ve casually brewed beer for years, only getting serious with my own setup a year ago.  However brewing in front of a stove can … Continue reading

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E14 Article: Denhack Lecture Series #3 – Test Equipment

Another Denhac talk is all set for Saturday 4/28/12 1:30pm at 975 E 58th Ave, Unit N Denver, CO 80216!  I wrote all about what I’m planning to talk about in my lastest Element14 article: …..We decided that it would … Continue reading

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E14 Article: Denhack Lecture Series!

As many of you know, I love electronics, and I love teaching.  Probably why I’m so keen on BlueStamp Engineering.  And anytime there is something going on at Denhac while I’m in town, I try my best to make it.  … Continue reading

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Why not just finish it up, guys?

I recently bought an FM transmitter for my phone to broadcast to my car stereo.  The transmitter market is the same as any other market — you get what you pay for.  But because I’m not an audiophile, and the … Continue reading

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