Monday, November 14, 2005


Originally uploaded by cafn8.
I am so smart.



At 10:46 PM, Blogger moll said...

Pardon my ignorance, but what is this?

At 8:10 AM, Blogger Cafn8 said...

It's a Demonstration board for Atmel's AVR Microcontrollers. It's equipped with a temperature sensor, voltage meter (I think), light meter, speaker, joystick and LCD display. It also has programs pre-installed to tell the time and date, play a few cheesy little songs (actually the songs are not cheesy, but the sound is), display the temperature in farenheit or celcius,display voltage (not sure how much or which connections to use at this point), show light levels and display a name on the LCD (I forgot to mention that it has a pin in the back to pin to a lapel or pocket protector as a nametag to make your geeky friends green with envy.) In addition to that demonstration hoo-hah, it also has places to solder wires to the board, flash the memory and run other programs. That's where it actually becomes more than a novelty and actually becomes useful. One guy I ran across on a web search, for example, connected one of these to an MMC reader and reprogrammed it for use as an MP3 player. Neat-O!

At 5:13 PM, Blogger malfunction54 said...

dude, that's sweet. I've been wanting to get a freebie eval board as well. Any chance you can get another? :)

At 6:31 PM, Blogger Cafn8 said...

Not likely. I think I got it for taking a survey. I think they only cost about 20 bucks, though, which doesn't seem too steep.


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