Sometimes I want to watch the price development of a product in different online web shops over some time. My intention is to compare prices and to find a point in time where the product gets cheaper and therefore more interesting to buy
I recently came up with the idea to write a clean template project for creating new STM32F4-based projects. The effort to create new firmware projects should be minimal while still maintaining maximum control and transparency over what happens in the build stage.
If you want to develop your own embedded hardware, you often need a communication interface to a host, usually a PC. In times where the classic but easy-to-handle RS232 interfaces are no longer standard components in modern computers, you basically have two options when it comes to wire-bound connections: Use a USB to UART converter… Continue reading USB: Virtual COM ports under different (Windows) operating systems and the driver problem
This is a follow-up post to my previous project page Part 4 (Firmware). One way to interface with the active load device is to use a terminal program and query the state of the device or send commands to it manually. But this is of course very cumbersome and not very user-friendly. That’s why I… Continue reading Project: Active load with microcontroller – Part 5: PC software
This is a follow-up post to my previous project page Part 3 (Schematic, layout and pictures). At this point the hardware development is finished and fortunately nothing blew up as I had plugged in a voltage source for the first time. 😉 But of course there is no functionality yet. The load sinks (nearly) no… Continue reading Project: Active load with microcontroller – Part 4: Firmware
I recently needed to write a special bootloader for the STM32 controller. One requirement was the ability to explicitly start the bootloader from the application. In this case the bootloader stays active until the next power cycle or when a firmware upgrade has been successfully applied.
I recently developed a protocol agnostic driver library for HopeRF’s RFM69 modules. Protocol agnostic means that you get full control over the module and the data packets that you want to send or receive. You can use this library for receiving packets from existing commercial devices like temperature sensors, or you can set up your… Continue reading RFM69 C++ driver library for STM32 (and other controllers)