Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014, from Visitor to Maker

Singapore Mini Maker Faire has entered into the 3rd year. Being at the right time (long weekend) and right location (community club), the turn out is overwhelming. Same overwhelming is the wide range of exhibits, which are far beyond what I can put into words. Giant cardboard structures have become the signature for almost all Singapore maker events. … Continue reading Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014, from Visitor to Maker

HOWTO: Use STM32 SPI half duplex mode

I've got my hands onto some STM32F030F4P6 ARM-Cortex M0 processors. Though touted as "32 cents 32-bit micro", it is not that inexpensive from DigiKey in one-off quantity ($1.45). However it is still cheaper than ATmegas and offers 3 times the performance. The chip comes in 20-pin TSSOP package. Limited pins require much more thoughts when assigning pin … Continue reading HOWTO: Use STM32 SPI half duplex mode

FlappyDuino – Arduino Day 2014 celebration

March 29 2014 is Arduino's 10 years birthday, also the World's Arduino Day. In conjunction with the global celebration, SG Makers in partnership with IDA is organizing a whole series of events for Singapore Arduino lovers. And I was invited to showcase some Arduino projects. Being not too much dedicated to Arduino, I have to quickly put up something … Continue reading FlappyDuino – Arduino Day 2014 celebration

HOWTO: Write a display driver for SEGGER emWin

One lucky day you wake up to find your dream of creating sophisticated graphics user interface for MCU projects comes true, because STMicroelectronics has released a free version of SEGGER emWin for STM32 line of ARM controllers. But your excitement is quickly balanced by the frustration that your favourite LCD panel is not supported. That … Continue reading HOWTO: Write a display driver for SEGGER emWin