For reasons I won’t go into (future projects) I needed a PS/2 Mouse driver. That is, I didn’t want to make a mouse, but read input from a mouse. There didn’t seem to be much on the net about this. Lots of code for emulating a mouse, and links to the same PS/2 Protocol guide.
Continue reading PIC based PS/2 Mouse Driver
I wanted a sideshow (esque) screen. I like the text LCDs that modders put on cases, but wanted more. Full video seemed pointless and overkill. I wanted just enough to show usefull info, and actualy add something over a second monitor or Text LCD.
Continue reading Wonderfull Wireless Widget
Ok, Inspired by many POV projects on the net I started to build one. Ive always loved them anyway. My first version was a simple 8 led wand. Just wave it and get writing. Nice, but very boring and very done before.
At this point I found the led Globes that were doing the rounds, Makerfair, wired nextfest etc all had them. They look amazing. Now i’m by no means a profesionaly, but I decided to build one.
Continue reading LED P.O.V. Globe
There have been lots of reports about the iPod touch not rotating correctly from landscape to portrait or back. I think I know why.
Continue reading Rotate bug in iPod Touch
Check out my page here for full details, but ive used 2 LCDs and an old Tomytronic 3D to make a full stereo image 3D game from a pic.
Wandering around HK bored, I stumbled apon a shop selling an array of solar cells, I picked up a fairly large one for $40 hk and connected it up to my pic+3310lcd project. Bam, up it comes. Im going to put in a bit of power regulation and a cap to smooth things out, but the solar panel easily generates enough power for the large PIC 18LF2520 and the Nokia 3310 LCD.
Now I can play with it endlessly without worrying about destroying the environment with used CR2032 cells…
It seems that old computers don’t die, they just keep getting upgraded.
I do think spending 3 years building your own interface card to add USB, Bluetooth and CF to an Apple2 is pushing it a bit, but its amazing none the less.
Check out this Link to see the most astounding retro project i’ve seen in years.
I got hold of a new 128×160 LCD that uses a parallel interface. This is better in many ways, not least of which are that the image is stable and doesn’t flicker like the old one. Continue reading New LCD for 3D project
The Shop Now has both the pre-programmed PICs and the PCB ready for you to make a 1541-III-DTV.
I have added both SMT and DIP pics in case people want to breadboard their own PCB. There aren’t many in stock!
Looks like my mate Jim has done it again,
Here is a video of the Prop chip rendering full frame smooth 3D. It knocks my PIC stuff to the ground.