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A weblog focused on interesting circuits, ideas, schematics and other information about microelectronics and microcontrollers.




Because I have not tested all electronic circuits mentioned on this pages, I cannot attest to their accuracy; therefore, I do not provide a warranty of any kind and cannot be held responsible in any manner.

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TI acquires Luminary Micro

Texas Instruments has acquired Luminary Micro, a market-leading supplier of ARM Cortex-M3-based 32-bit microcontrollers.

Javascript emulators

The emulator of the great machines of the past can be written in (interpreted) JavaScript now...

NES emulation

A Nintendo NES emulator, built on ATMega644 - another Cornell project.

Noah Vawter's stuff

Python for ATMega and AVR 1-bit groove box by Noah Vawter.

Digital Receipts System

An interesting crossover between hardware (MCU, card reader, display) and software (PHP web server) by Cornell University students.

Audio gesture recognition

A new MCU-based project from Cornell University. It utilizes a microphone placed in a stethoscope to recognize various gestures when a fingernail is dragged over a surface (an original idea, isn't it?).

Build your own Z80 computer

A legendary book by Steve Ciarcia available online!


Simple AVR modules, programmabled in BASIC, from the Russia.

Commodore VIC-20 in a FPGA

The complete original Commodore VIC-20 hardware, including the CPU, in a single FPGA.


Simple character terminal for your homebrew computer and other projects, based on Parallax Propeller chip.

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