There’s no standard like your own standard Because more than one person can be working on the program of a MINDSTORMS robot at our school, International School Eerde, I devised a standard that every robot builder has to adhere to.
Real robots don’t drive straight This is the title of a publication by Fred G. Martin of the Computer Science department of the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Basically, what he is trying to tell us is that sometimes we
Combining IoT and EV3 Been busy today, installing ev3dev on two of my MINDSTORMS bricks, these two are Neo and Morpheus. ev3dev is a Debian variant of the Linux Operating System. After successfully installing ev3dev I also installed the python
Raspberry Pi Zero W Wow… I say again: wow… I keep getting amazed by the sheer size of credit-card sized computers. The newest one (that I know of) is the Raspberry Pi Zero W. See picture on there right. For
MQTT and Node-RED Everyone with at least a minor interest in technical stuff has heard of IoT, the Internet of Things. In this IoT network it’s all about connectivity, about a network of physical devices, vehicles, and other items embedded with
8 bit computer, solution for the microcode As I mentioned in this post, I was looking for a solution to program a couple of EEPROMs that are going to hold the microcode for my 8 bit computer. Using an Arduino
Robotics on the work floor I came across a nice video about the influence of robots on the work floor of warehouses.
8 bit computer, program counter and reset I’m busy transitioning my 8 bit computer from the breadboards I built it on to experimental PCB’s. They will be on a bus print. Here’s the first video:
EEPROM Programmer For the more complex decoding on my 8 bit computer like for example the Control Unit I will use an EEPROM, not some elaborate complex circuitry. For this I must be able to program an EEPROM. On his Youtube channel
New power supplies Welcome to my two new DC LAB Power Supplies: the Velleman LABS3005. They can each supply 0-30 Volts (adjustable) and 0-5 Amp’s (also adjustable) power, with a ripple voltage of 2mV and a ripple current of 3mA.