From the “always be learning department, December’s new tech to learn is FPGAs! I’ll be continuing my quests to become intermediate with Commodore Assembly and writing some simple tools in Rust. Oh, and that Maximite there needs some attention. How do people have time for TV?
Category Archives: Electronics
Coming along nicely
CPU clock module build
My weeknight project this week is building an 8 bit computer on a breadboard. Part one, a fully adjustable CPU clock with step through is working already.
I’ll never complain about 40 columns again
I’ve been eyeing an Altair remake. I don’t know why, I just love being close to the metal on machines. I’m a little too young to remember the Altair and I don’t recall ever seeing one in person. I do however understand how it works and am fascinated by what it must have felt likeContinue reading “I’ll never complain about 40 columns again”
Upgraded my workstation
For no particular reason, I’ve been learning 6502 processor assembly language. My workstation is that soothing 80s beige.
Finally have a more permanent place for the X-Carve CNC. Time to make custom airplane parts :-)
Detecting spins in small aircraft
Here are three spins. The first I intentionally recovered poorly. The other two were more “textbook” recoveries. This is just the graph of the slip/skid sensors. Interesting that there is a clear pattern and threshold. The goal here is to detect and give enough warning to a pilot to avoid and intervene on an impendingContinue reading “Detecting spins in small aircraft”
Detecting and predicting loss of control in flight
I’m currently working on detecting loss of control (LOC) on an overshoot of base to final. Using data models in X-Plane which depending on the aircraft model is known to be pretty accurate (there’s a certified commercial version suitable for flight training). Not practical to do this in an actual airplane for obvious reasons like crashingContinue reading “Detecting and predicting loss of control in flight”
Intel Galileo Time! Woot!
It’s glass time
I’ve got Google Glass for the next couple weeks. What should I be doing with it?