Zak Kemble

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Si4463 Radio Library for AVR and Arduino

This is a library for use with the Si4463 radio IC from Silicon Labs, used (or will soon be) in some of my projects. The Si4463 is configurable in a ton of different ways with options for modulation, packet format, CRC algorithms and has a high output power of up to +20dBm (100mW). The Si4463 …

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Modifying RAM SPD Data

Recently I brought some low-power Mini-ITX motherboards; a Gigabyte GA-N3050N-D3H and a Biostar N3050NH. These boards take SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM, the sort found in laptops.

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MCP2221 HID Library

This is a library for interfacing with the HID features of the MCP2221 USB to UART and I2C/SMBus serial converter from Microchip and the newer MCP2221A. The converter includes 4 GPIO pins, 3x 10-bit ADCs, 1x 5-bit DAC and more.Microchip does provide a library for interfacing with the chip, however it is supplied as proprietary …

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N|Watch – DIY Wristwatch Kit

Orders now closed!

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DIY Digital Wristwatch

Introduction The main incentive behind this project was to see how much I could cram, in terms of both hardware and software, into a wristwatch-like device that is no larger than the display itself. An OLED display was chosen for being only 1.5mm thick and not requiring a backlight (each pixel produces its own light), …

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AVR USB RGB LED Controller

While working on an update for my CPU Usage LEDs project I thought why not just make it into a universal RGB LED controller? The CPU Usage LEDs controller took a value between 0 and 255, worked out what colour it should be and then fade to that colour. This was very limiting; changing what …

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Bluetooth Net Monitor v2

This post only goes over the new stuff in the network monitor, I’d recommend having a look at the original post first. New PCB design The new PCB is now an almost single board design, just a separate board for the USB connector. The old monitor had a small main board which connected to the …

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A Lithium Battery Charger with Load Sharing

You may have found that charging your project’s lithium battery while at the same time trying to use your circuit didn’t quite workout, with problems like the circuit not turning on and the battery never finish charging. Even an LED can cause the battery to never finish charging. This article goes through creating a battery …

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IC samples

Everyone likes free stuff. I thought I’d share my recent success of getting a few free chip samples:

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AVRDUDESS – A GUI for AVRDUDE

AVRDUDESS is a GUI for AVRDUDE, a tool for programming Atmel microcontrollers.

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