After the FTDI gate it's time for the Prolific gate, another USB to TTL chip driver issue puts plenty of devices at risk of being trashed. Luckily the solution is pretty simple and well documented on this site.
Installing Docker on a RaspberryPi might seems overkill, but it actually works pretty well, even if installing the tools can be a little messier if you don't know how to do it and you start searching the Internet for clues. After being intimidated by the many alternatives given to you to overcome the lack of … Continue reading Docker on RaspberryPi
It's a couple of months now the Othermill Pro is beautifully sitting on my desk and after having milled a few PCBs and showed off with my family and friends I feel dauntless enough to try something new. I've got a small selection of end-mills and I didn't want to break them all straight away … Continue reading Othermill Pro – Plastic
This is nothing new, but apparently not many Github users know about this feature and I've recently learnt an easy way to set it up. But let's step back for a second: what are Github pages? it's a web space granted to each Github user and project where you can publish anything related to the … Continue reading Github project website
Following the enthusiasm of my previous post, I wish to share an interview a good friend of mine gave to me the latest days of August for his own blog. The original interview run in Italian, but here I'm posting an English translation: thank you Francesco for pushing me into learning Arduino! Zeirus: Hi Roberto. … Continue reading FlexiPower: the interview
Yesterday has been a special day for me. It started as any other day of my recent life, with a late alarm after a too short sleep. As usual I had my morning shower and rushed into the office were I spent my day working together with the other members of my team and running … Continue reading Am I a Meta Maker™?
Everyone, when they’re starting out on the Arduino and similar boards, learns to use the String object for working with text. Or they think they do. Well, you should forget all you think you know about strings … Source: The Evils of Arduino Strings
Ever heard about Barebone Arduino? It consists of trimming down an Arduino to it's very basic parts and can be really effective in cost reduction. Even it might seem the simplest version of an Arduino (actually I wouldn't be calling it an Arduino any more) we can go even further and drop the external crystal in … Continue reading Programming an ATmega328
If you have an USBasp programmer and a recent Windows machine you have more than probably stumbled into a disappointing message, either from Arduino IDE or Sloeber: avrdude: error: could not find USB device with vid=0x16c0 pid=0x5dc vendor='www.fischl.de' product='USBasp' I believe I've spent at least a couple of hours searching for a solution which would not … Continue reading USBasp & Windows 10
In the office we have recently decide to migrate our team wiki to WordPress and Yada Wiki has been selected. The team is also quite comfortable with Markdown, even if not everybody is ready to adopt it as the main editor, so I struggled a bit to find a solution, until I stumbled upon Jetpack. … Continue reading Markdown with Yada Wiki and Jetpack