May 2014

Playing with adaptive level of detail quadtrees


Quadtrees never fail to amuse. Source + binary (C#, Visual Studio 2012): QuadTreeImageToy Loosely based on The usual disclaimer applies: batteries not entirely included, unoptimized, it could be done cleaner.. [...]

Playing with adaptive level of detail quadtrees2014-05-27T17:55:21+00:00

Kezboards, umlauts and USB


While searching for some easy-to-add USB options for the new Goldfish development, I revisisted the V-USB package. This package allows you to add USB to any small microcontroller that can [...]

Kezboards, umlauts and USB2014-05-27T11:42:58+00:00

Goldfish V4 UI panel – Encoder Rings


The FPGA-based Goldfish is still in constant flux. I decided it needed more encoders on the frontpanel, AND some visual feedback for the value of each of the encoders. Each [...]

Goldfish V4 UI panel – Encoder Rings2014-05-19T12:29:29+00:00

Drafting the new Goldfish v4 boards


After playing with the FPGA boards for a while, I decided to completely overhaul the Goldfish board. Spending a bit more time and money will make this box much more [...]

Drafting the new Goldfish v4 boards2014-05-09T01:22:45+00:00

A guide to making digital things


This Is Not Rocket Science is all about sharing the knowledge on how to make things. We have quietly been working on our first guide (which might grow in to [...]

A guide to making digital things2014-05-08T15:02:46+00:00

Notes on FPGA board design


The happy Australian is at it again! This time, he talks about designing boards with FPGAs and explains various things about using tiny BGA (ball grid array) chips. These 3x3mm [...]

Notes on FPGA board design2014-05-06T16:04:04+00:00

Making the Fletcher Capstan Table


This particular table has been all over the internet for years, but I had never found any details on the mechanics that make it work. This video provides some details [...]

Making the Fletcher Capstan Table2014-05-05T21:50:40+00:00

New PCB order – small DIP protoboards


Krzysztof Foltman writes: "Another PCB sent to manufacturing. This time, it's a universal 5x5cm protoboard. If you're a beginner at electronics and want to try making a simple electronic circuit using [...]

New PCB order – small DIP protoboards2014-05-05T18:47:39+00:00