Thursday, 18 November 2010

Take Your PIC

Having a couple of days off work to make a long weekend.
Timed it right too, a new toy dropped through the letter box on Wednesday.

Been playing with microcontrollers for a while now. I use Matrix Multimedia Flowcode Software, and their hardware.
But just bought the Microchip PicKit2 to play with.
1. Its Cheap £40.00 complete with usb cable and project board
2. Its got in circuit programming capability & a built in logic analyser and UART (Missing from pickit3)

So far Im very impressed,the 3 channel logic analyser is great for a simple bit of lit like this.

Watch this space

Friday, 14 May 2010


Just watched the last ever launch of Shuttle Atlantis live on the web. Great HD video quality
Not many more launches left now, the end of an era.

Sunday, 9 May 2010


I think its time to have a re-vamp of my website.
Keep thinking about doing it using CSS. Its just finding the time to sit down and think about a layout and setting up the templates.

The asthetics of the site is the hardest part, coding is easy. :)

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Long Time

Where does the time go.
Not put any entries on here for ages. Lat time it was snowing, now its the beginning of May and still cold, but at least no snow.

The new PC is all setup and working well, and its quick - like greased lightning :)

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

White Stuff

Started sleeting as I left work at 4-30. Just starting to snow lightly when I got home 45mins later.

Couple of hrs later we have a light covering :(
Could do without that.

Outside temperature @ 20:00 hrs  + 0.6 Celcius.

RIP Athlon 2800

The Athlon 2800 Desktop System died last week. Just over 6 years old.
The motherboard expired. Had been looking for a justification for upgrading :)

Have now got a Intel Core I5-750 system on order.