Lately, in our university we’ve been tinkering with the simple 8 bit processor PicoBlaze, for which there is a little simulator out there called “PicoBlaze IDE”.
But as it seems, there are no OS X versions available. So, like before, here is a small port (thanks to Wine) for Mac OS X. I have tested it on three independent Apple machines, running OS X 10.10 and 10.9 and it worked on both.
As to why it takes so much space: the app bundle contains all the necessary wine support files, in order to run the app without having to install wine into the target computer. Also, should you have any problems running it, it seems like in some cases having X11 installed in your mac allows it to run although it is not always necessary.
So, a couple of years ago i set myself to find a simple program that could perform simple digital algebra operations. Eventually i found Logic Friday, which turned out to be simple to use, fast and powerful enough for simple problems. It is basically a GUI for espresso and misII and it works wonderfully. However it is only available for windows, so here is a simple Mac version of Logic Friday (thanks to Wine). I have tested it in multiple apple computers running 10.8 and it worked fine.
All the credit to Sontrak (where you can download the original windows version and obtain further information on the Logic Friday tool) and to the espresso and misII tools*
I was a loyal user of BatchPCB a side project of SparkFun. Recently, their service was moved to OSH Park which supports Eagles 6.4 or higher board files natively. However I always liked the fact that SparkFun provided with their own cam job that works just perfect. And since these gerber files are the actual standard in the industry (i think…) well i made my own for OSH Park.
Remember, don’t leave any layer empty (that goes for Top and Bottom Silk Layers)
Over the past two weeks and with the help of the rest of the team, for our Electronic Components 101 Class at the University of Cantabria We’ve designed a robot that in the end competed with the robots made by the other teams.
After a lot of hard work and some bugs along the way, we present to you the Aure Mars:
And for all you people who want to know the internal workings well… here is the CODE
So, here is my latest design, basically it’s a USB stick that you plug into your computer and automatically starts broadcasting your music throughout the FM radio. In other words: Plug and play.
It features Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Volumen + and Volumen – controls. And it works in any OS. No drivers required.
The carrier frequency can be adjusted using a variable coil. It can transmit between 88MHz and 108MHz. It drains its power from the USB but an additional amp can be plugged into the antenna output to increase the transmitter power and therefore obtain a greater range.