It’s been quiet here!

So, it’s been very quiet here on the blog for a while. It’s fairly likely that nobody had noticed, and very likely that nobody was too bothered. Anyway, I’m going to try to get back to it.


Getting ready for Christmas

The reason is simply that a few months ago we moved house. On the plus side we’ve moved to somewhere quite a bit bigger. On the down side it means that my lovely workshop that I spent months getting just how I liked it is no more. More accurately it’s someone else’s.

In theory I have more space for my geeky stuff, but it’s different space. Currently the desk-based stuff (coding, soldering) has moved inside. Much warmer in this cold “spring that thinks it’s winter” weather. The noisy smelly stuff like the CNC mill and laser are still in the garage and right now are still in boxes. General DIY and moving stuff means that it’s likely to stay there for a little bit longer too.

new workspace

My new electronics / coding space

Anyway, I am going to get back on the case. Coming soon – shifting my focus from MSP430 16 bit microcontrollers to TI’s 32 bit ARM offerings. I think I’ve decided that the home stuff I build need to be networked and our new place seems to be very unfriendly to 2.4GHz. The CC1310 may become my “go to” device. It’s a Cortex M3 with built-in sub 1GHz radio (on an M0 core) and even has a little 16-bit microcontroller on the side just to do sensor stuff with the main cores asleep. Very nice. Of course, that means RF stuff and more QFN soldering, but you have to progress.

4 thoughts on “It’s been quiet here!

  1. I noticed πŸ˜‰
    Actually I was on your blog just a few days ago and could see it had been quiet for a while.
    I have been through the exact same process as you (moved last june) but my workshop is up and running now.
    I really look forward to read about your ARM adventure! I have had a hard time getting the toolchain up and running on the ST parts I have so they’re back in the drawer for now. I’m working (waiting for PCB’s to arrive) on an ESP8266 based sensor node to do temperature and humidity readings in all rooms and log it online.
    Hopefully you get some time on the water? If you ever come to Denmark you should come by – we have an excellent (private) flatwater spot just a few hundred meters away πŸ™‚
    And I haven’t forgot about the RFID reader you sent me! It’s working but I haven’t had the time to built it into my car yet..

  2. You’re not alone here ! πŸ™‚

    I hope to see pics from your workshop. Is always nice to see how geek does this kind of stuff πŸ™‚

  3. Here’s another one who frequently visits your website and look for new stuff. Keep up with the good work! We appreciate your effort to publish new things!

  4. Thanks for the comments, guys. I just throw this stuff up here and sometimes wonder if anyone sees it. Now I know I have a (small) audience I’ll make more of an effort!

    I’ve added a couple of photos.

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