What is a real-time clock? Why do you need one? What are the use cases? How accurate can a real-time clock be? Which features can a real-time clock have? Which models are around? And which one should you buy?Continue reading
How do you communicate with your 3D printer? Carrying an SD card between your computer and the printer? This can end now using the SD-WIFI module! If you try to get it running on a Mac, some extra effort may be necessary.Continue reading
In 2013, we found the Seattle-Köln Exchange Multicache, which requires cooperation between geocachers from Cologne and Seattle. This led to the idea of a geocache where two people at different locations had to press a button at exactly the same time in order to be able to open their respective cache boxes. And now the idea has become a reality!Continue reading
Make it Fail
(David J. Agans)
The quote is from Dave’s book Debugging: the 9 indispensable rules for finding even the most elusive software and hardware problems, which I recommend to everybody who has to debug a technical artifact.
Is it possible to build a hardware debugger for debugWIRE for less than €10? As it turns out, it is. You just have to make a few compromises and also do a bit of soldering and gluing.Continue reading