There are a few things to share from this month’s meeting :
Folks compared notes about participation at RARSFest last month. The “non-commerical” aspect of Triembed folk’s participation at the next RARSFest is expected to be free. Whoever takes the lead on preparing for the next one can arrange this and get “just the right spot” for tables if they contact the organizers early in the process (4-6 weeks ahead).
Shane Trent passed a heavy duty patent law exam and is now a seriously useful resource for area developers wanting to invest in IP via the patent process. Congrats, Shane!
Paul MacDougal shared his setup for remotely detecting potential freezups of his well pump.
Chip McClelland showed an air temperature logging addition to his repertoire of park service tools being embedded at Umstead. This will allow the park staff to measure the cooling effect of newly planted shade trees. Chip also passed around his full custom battery management board for folks to admire (built at Pete’s shop).
Pete described tests of the Silvertel AG103 Maximum Power Point Tracking solar powered battery charger board and a ten watt Ecoworthy solar panel being prepared for the “Little Library” Jeff Crews (of Splatspace) built and installed at the Durham Scrap Exchange.
Those on the email list have noticed Alex Davis has been putting a lot of effort into learning to use KiCad. The board below is evidence he’s making progress. Join Alex to get the details and share about this and other subjects.
The monthly meeting of the Triangle Embedded Interest Group will be Monday the 9th starting at 7pm in room 1005 of NCSU Engineering Building One, 911 Partners Way, Raleigh. This will be the bldg and room through May.
There is no set program for this meeting yet. Bring your projects, short show and tells, questions and project challenges to share.
Paul MacDougal will talk about alternatives to the classic Arduino beginning program and shares this summary:
“Blink is a great first example for Arduino programming, but a really bad example of embedded programming. With 99.9% of its time spent in delay(), nothing else can happen. This talk will show how to rewrite blink in several different ways to allow it to play nicely with other functions.”
August’s meeting included a project retrospective and demo of Brian Grawburg’s Raspberry Pi/Python driven traffic light simulation. This is part of a set of teaching tools Brian has developed for teaching Python to area youths at the Imagination Station in Wilson, NC Brian’s project is described in his article in the December, 2014 MagPi magazine (page 4) as well as on his project page.
Bring your projects, short show and tells, questions and project challenges to share. If you have something suitable for a video recording on YouTube please let us know ahead of time. Ditto if you would like to present at a future meeting.
The monthly meeting of the Triangle Embedded Interest Group will be this Monday starting at 7pm in room 2201 of NCSU Engineering Building Three, 911 Oval Drive, Raleigh. This will be the bldg and room through August. This is straight across the green from building 1 (down the hill from building 2).
This month will be completely “open mike”. Bring your projects, short show and tells, questions and project challenges to share. If you have something suitable for a video recording on YouTube please let us know ahead of time. Ditto if you would like to present at a future meeting.