June 2017 Logs
June 2, 2017
I'm at the 200OK conference today. Gave a talk on Serverless Architectures in Node.JS.
I've been working on an AVR project-- essentially I want to make an AVR chip into an I2C/SPI/whatever peripheral in order to run hardware tests for my bus-pirate npm module. Turns out this may benefit the bus-pirate firmware project as well, so that's fun.
So far, I have the I2C peripheral code *kind of* working. You can see more in the ATMega328 Testing Peripheral section for more. Next I want to finish the I2C, then move on to SPI.
I'm still noodling with the combination of the SX1509 IO expander and 4x4 LED button grid from SparkFun. I can get colors to show up via PWM, but my soldering in the past has led to a few bugs. Once I fix that and verify it, I want to move it from BusPirate lines to Node via either J5 or mraa on the edison.
Other than that, I might be building light-up armor soon. We will see.
Finally, I intend to more fully document my Serverless Skateboard builds this month.
Then of course there's the monumental task of moving all relevant documentation from the existing publicly-available OneNote Notebook to GitBooks. I basically plan to move info over as I use it, culling old and unused research. I don't ever intend to delete my original notes-- just eventually all updates will end up here.
June 26, 2017
It's been quite a month! I did an IoT NodeBots workshop at DinosaurJS (docs here) and have resumed livestreaming rom the lab. My priorities have shifted a bit though-- I have my Calculus III final tonight, but after that I have my first substantial break from school in over a year, and I intend to got a lot of robotics done during that break.
I am going to start a video series on the Bus Pirate-- it's a great tool with not enough content. I'll start a section with notes on that once I conquer these surface integrals!
Later that night...
Test completed. Cobbled together a pile of sensors and peripherals to reverse engineer and convert to Node. Started working on ideas for Bus Pirate video tutorials.