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
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
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 just purchased a new HW goodie for my classic Amiga 500. A clockport adapter and a SilverSurfer serial card that allows high baudrates (e.g. 115200 baud) on this machine without generating too much CPU load.
HW installation was fairly easy, but with the software the trouble began… The supplied drivers does not run on . . . → Read More: SilverSurfer patched for Amiga 500
So many month passed by and no update here… I wasn’t lazy (at least not all the time and so I’ll give you a short summary what retro projects I’ve been involved with lately:
DiskFreeezerX – My pet project that aims to build a standalone disk capture device… Should come very handy for partys or . . . → Read More: What I’ve done lately…
its now quite a while that I released something… But I wasn’t lazy in that time. I got amazed by the possibilities of bit cell exact disk capture as presented by the Cyclone20 and KryoFlux… and so I wanted to build my own disk capture unit.
I recently bought a BeagleBoard clone board . . . → Read More: DiskFreezerX going public
Puh, finally my 1541U cartridge has a decent case! I created one myself starting with a generic case at the price of about one EUR…
Have a look at my Lallafa’s 1541U DIY Cartridge Case Page for more details!
Mac OS X 10.5 has a really nice feature called QuickLook. This renders the contents of your files into nice little thumbnails and also allows to inspect them in detail by pressing Space…
I have lying around hundreds of D64 disk images on my hard disk and thought it would be really nice to have . . . → Read More: D64QLPlugin 0.1 released
After thinkcommodore.com finally shut down its business, it was a sad time for Mac + Commodore fans without having a forum to discuss. Now the wait is over: a new site hit the ground: doremac.com. The site has a forum with strong focus on Commodore computing done by Mac users. Starting from data transfer . . . → Read More: doremac.com online!