Tchibo Cleaner Robot Mod-chip

Today I managed to kill (what could definitely be.. sure…) the last bugs in the design of the Tchibo Cleaner Robot mod-chip. In fact, it is not only a chip.. it is a tiny PCB that slots in the place of the original ATmega8 controller. On this PCB an ATmega32, 16MHz crystal and Max3232 areRead more

RFID hackerscamp @PICNIC08

At the hackerscamp organized by mediamatic I have been working on a mobile massage couch, together with Ralph Meijer and Fabienne ‘fbz’ Serriere. It was an exhausting week full of pizza, cola, junkfood, stabbing needles, programming arduino’s, getting ‘marktplaats’ parts by train, hacking massage mats, soldering LED matrixes, debugging circuits and disentangling wires, so allRead more

Arduino bootloader for ATmega32

The Arduino boards mainly use Atmega8 or ATmega168 controllers. For most of the projects and boards I have been working with in the last years, I have been using mega32 (more memory, more IO). In order to make use of the excellent Arduino resources, making my boards Arduino Compatible seems a logical choice. First thingRead more