Low-power LiPo Light controller

A toy project to get some experience of low-power design: LiPo powered shed lights with a battery protector.

Martin Oldfield, 03 Feb 2016

Playing with PICs on MacOS X

The tools I use when playing with PIC microcontrollers

Martin Oldfield, 26 Nov 2015

An Intervalometer

A simple intervalometer driven by a PIC microcontroller.

Martin Oldfield, 18 Jan 2015

ADSL modem rebooting

Controlling things over Ethernet, here a hung ADSL modem, with the PIC Mini Web from Olimex. This is more of a brief sketch, to test the blogging software, than anything too deep or insightful.

Martin Oldfield, 05 Jun 2013

Perl tools for MPFS2

Recent versions of Microchip's TCP/IP stack (after version 4.11) use a new filing system and web server: MPFS2 and HTTP2. Microchip supply a Windows program, MPFS2.exe to manage things, but this is quite inconvenient for people on Linux or OS X. These Perl programs try to help.

Martin Oldfield, 05 Jun 2013

A Coordinate Decoder

A simple PIC-based coordinate decoder for geocache puzzles.

Martin Oldfield, 05 Jun 2013

TCP-IP v4.16 and Olimex flash

An easy way to patch recent versions (e.g. 4.16) of the Microchip PIC TCP-IP stack to work with the Atmel flash EEPROMs on Olimex boards.

Martin Oldfield, 05 Jun 2013