Normalised HMC5883L Compass

Fueling off my desire for wearable navigation, I’ve decided to try and use the simple HMC5883L magnetometer module to create a simple non tilt-compensated compass. As the name suggests, it currently only works on flat surfaces and tilting it will give a pretty erroneous result! None the less, on a flat surface it pretty much […]

Update 31-3-15

Well! Its been a long time since my last blog post. Its been a pretty hectic year so far with work and general life. I need to start training for the various Bladesoc marathons that we have planned (Le Mans and Preston!) so I’ve not had much blog time to do general electronics! So where […]

MSP430 Value Line – TI Launchpad

Well after feeling quite happy at my current level with the ST microcontrollers, I decided to learn a completely new and upcoming architecture – the MSP430 series of microcontrollers, designed by TI for low power applications. They have loads of features, including advanced timers, ADCs and a 16bit architecture. More info can be found on […]

STM32F0 + ILI9163 LCD!

Well after popular demand (lol two people…)! I’ve revisited some EXTREMELY old code and got it working for my ILI9163 LCD, its not pretty, its code I’ve not used in a LONG time and probably won’t use for a long while more but as far as I know, the driver is pretty sound. Its uncommented […]