TAMI Part 3: Kinematic and FEA Simulation

For once, I have actually decided to be proactive regards to actually writing software (shock horror!). I decided as I’m going to be using a PI for this project, I should probably learn Python finally. It also gave me a good reason to figure using FEA within FreeCAD, something I’ve been meaning to do for […]

TAMI Part 2: Bone Design

The main part of this project has been designing a suitable bone capable of being 3D printed. The preface to this project can be found here. My first bone design was completely from scratch with no prior thought into what it would respond like. I came up with this design solely to get some 3D […]

STM32F0 Tutorial 2 – SysTick

One of the most cool features of the ARM Cortex series of processors is the SysTick. The SysTick is a 24 bit timer with a user configurable prescalar which can be used for simple variable incrementing tasks such as incrementing a second counter or similar. For the example of done, I’ve made the SysTick counter […]

Maple Mini and CooCox

Last year, I came across the Maple Mini microcontroller (http://goo.gl/G5579s) which is an ARM based arduino equivalent that came before the arduino due. It really helped me jump into the world of arm controllers and I think that its a really great little board! Unfortunately, they stopped support for windows quite a while back and […]

STM32F0 Graphic Equalizer

Another cool buy that I’ve found on eBay is a 8×8 LED matrix powered by the MAX7219 (Example:¬†http://goo.gl/lkyY4c). Its really easy to interface and uses SPI which I’m beginning to think is my favourite protocol! The STM32F0 is a pretty high quality processor based on the ARM Cortex M0 and doing a simple 8 point […]