Category: Articles

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SickSack

This article is about the robot: SickSack that Aske Olsson and I created for DTU RoboCup 2007, which is an annual competition for autonomous mobile robots held by Automation at the Technical University of Denmark.

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The MMC2IEC device

It has always been tricky to transfer data between a PC and a Commodore 64. As the old machine lacks any even remotely modern interfaces, tricks of some sort are always required to do the transfer. The MMC2IEC device can be seen as yet another one of these tricks, but it does so much more.

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The Wooden DTV

This project was inspired by the countless other projects on the web concerning hacking and modifying the C64 DTV. The basic goal I had with my DTV modding was to create a handy little C64 clone you could bring along to spread some 8-bit joy. This article includes modifications to the DTV PAL circuit to improve color reproduction.

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The Capmeter

This article documents how a capacitance measuring device was made using an Atmel atmega8 microcontroller. The readout is on a standard 16x2 characters LCD and the device can be calibrated. The EEPROM is used to save the calibration.

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Electric Repair Stories

This is an unedited republication of the Electric Repair Stories series as featured on the first Lars' Electric Endeavors website. The post includes modifications such as my NAD display lighting LED mod

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Passive Cooling for VGA

The goal was to get a passively cooled graphics accelerator. Aiming for a super lownoise box, it is also important that the card doesn't generate much heat, as it will increase the demand for cabinet air flow, and thus, fan noise.

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