It took quite a while but now a shiny new release of plibbox is available: The new version 0.3 is an AVR firmware and Amiga driver update and works on the same hardware as presented in 0.1 and 0.2.
The major change in this release was motivated by Nitz76, one of my commenters in the . . . → Read More: plipbox 0.3 released
In my last posts I showed how to integrate Watterott’s MI0283QT-2 and the newer -9 displays as a frame buffer device in Raspberry Pi’s Linux kernel. Now I will focus on adding support for the touch controller found on the display boards.
The touch controller is an ADS7846 chip that already has a device driver in . . . → Read More: Adding touch support for the MI0283QT* displays
Becoming a dad does not only completely change your life but also changes the scope of your hobby projects (If time still permits ) My first self-made project made especially for my newborn baby boy Felix is called pifon and is an audio baby monitor realized with two Raspberry Pi devices.
the pifon project: . . . → Read More: pifon: an audio baby monitor for two Raspberry Pis
In my last post I attached the Watterott Display to my Raspi. The model MI0283QT-2 I have here is not available anymore and was replaced with the newer MI0283QT-9A display modul. Unfortunately, this new display uses a different graphics chip and thus the driver I wrote won’t work for these panels…
With my new display driver . . . → Read More: Watterott MI0283QT-9A Display for the Rasbperry Pi
I really like my Raspberry Pi, but what I am missing is a tiny display matching the size of the board that can be used as primary display, the boot console or some graphics later on.
A very nice and cheap TFT display is the MI0283QT-Adapter (note: I got the -2 version not the newer -9 . . . → Read More: Watterott Display on Raspberry Pi
Its getting colder outside and its time for cool retro projects!
Today I had a really fine idea on how to better store all the SD cards I have lying around here on my desk…
With lots of retro projects using SD card as primary storage media I have lots of them here on my . . . → Read More: SD Card “disk box”
Ok, this time its no retro project, but a rather useful tool to measure your temperatue at home over a longer period of time. I had trouble with my heating devices at home and so I wanted to record and present temperature curves of various rooms to show that something is wrong…
This was a . . . → Read More: Build an Arduino-based Temperature Logger
I discovered a new board that is even more suitable for plipbox than the Arduino: It’s called the AVR-NET-IO and is available from german electronics distributor Pollin. Its fairly cheap (20 EUR for the kit) and you can also buy it pre-assembled (28 EUR). It contains all things we need: an AVR ATmega32, the . . . → Read More: plipbox 0.2: added support for AVR-NET-IO board
The wait is over: the first firmware release of the plipbox project is available. Simply head over to my plipbox page and fetch your copy…
The first release includes full DHCP support and statically configured Ethernet operation, so it should work on most local networks out there. With ARP and TCP/UDP/IP bridging in place, it . . . → Read More: plipbox firmware 0.1 released
My plip2slip project was the first attempt to build a cheap but quite powerful network adapter for my unmodified classic Amiga 500 to get it to the net. Its already a lot faster than a Paula based serial link but you need a host Mac/PC speaking SLIP to finally reach the Internet…
The next level . . . → Read More: Introducing plipbox