Atoms to Algorithms

Transistors to Logic Gates: How do you make: AND     OR     NOT gates.. check out the pictures here: http://www.101computing.net/from-transistors-to-micro-processors/ Half Bit Adder First Second Result Carry Value 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1   Half Bit Subtractor First Second Difference Borrow 0…

The story of MoCo Makers’ first Kickstarter

Tim Murphy, a zany inventor, and super plus musician is a long time member of MoCo Makers. He’s the kind of guy who’s been a dependable community member through thick and thin. Even if the technical talks we give suck, even if only two other people show up, Tim will be there for us –…

GPS for DIY Projects

Your phone boasts a host of quality sensors commonly including Gyro Accelerometer GPS Magnetometer In this article we will show you how to grab GPS information (Latitude and Longitude) from an Apple or Android phone, and bring it into Arduino – where you can use it in your hobby projects. Two common routes to incorporate…

Rapid Programming with Fipsy on the Raspberry Pi

Follow the guide here: Samba: Set up a Raspberry Pi as a File Server for your local network When you get to the configuration section, instead of the configuration text they use, use the following: 123456789[PiShare] comment=Raspberry Pi Share path="/home/pi/YOURDIRECTORY" browsable=yes writeable=yes create mask=0644 directory mask=0644 force user= pi guest ok = yes   Replace…

Game Glove – Flex sensors as a video game controller

  Summary This project re-creates a video game controller using a flex sensor, and “jump” sensor, in this case a tilt sensor. An Arduino processes these inputs and establishes LEFT, RIGHT, and JUMP command signals into a Raspberry Pi-based video game emulator. The commands are send through the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi, leveraging…

Fipsy FPGA Breakout Board

Fipsy FPGA Breakout Board 256 LUTs Operating Supply Voltage: 3.3 V Distributed RAM: 2 kbit Number of Logic Array Blocks – LABs: 32 Maximum Operating Frequency: 269 MHz Ultra Low Power Devices Non-Volatile, Infinitely Reconfigurable Programmable by SPI and I2C Based on the MachXO2 Family of FPGAs from Lattice Semiconductors Onboard LED allows for simple…

Basic Setup of the Fipsy FPGA

Introduction The intention of this document is to get your familiar programming and using the Fipsy FPGA using a pre-built example – Blinky. The steps below will have you download the code, install the development tool, work with a project file, and upload the design to the FPGA. This guide assumes you are programming the…