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MichaelShimniok

Member Since: February 2, 2010

Country: United States

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Organizations

SHARC

Spoken Languages

English

Programming Languages

C, Perl, C++, Java, PHP, FORTRAN, Pascal, Spin, PASM, …

Universities

University of Arizona; The George Washington University

Websites

http://www.bot-thoughts.com/

  • News - Check out the LIDAR-Lite … | about 2 months ago

    Well, I’m in. I saw this on diyrovers awhile back and debated but I have a few bucks to throw at this and the capabilities are hard to pass on. Hopefully the fundraiser is successful.

  • News - AVC 2014: Bots, Copters, … | about 2 months ago

    Sweet! Data Bus is registered!

    Chalk line? Interesting development!

  • News - Hacker-in-Residence: Prog… | about 3 months ago

    That’s awesome, welcome and congrats, Juli├ín! I emailed you a number of times a couple of years ago after supporting miniBloq. Maybe Scott and I and some of the locals can set up another bring-a-hack dinner and we can get a chance to meet you.

  • News - Enginursday: Key-chain Ha… | about 3 months ago

    Cool! I’m sure there are more than a few folks out there who can ID those dies, right? That’s sort of beyond my radar range but I’m curious to hear what transpires with these. I never had either but of course heard of the Tamagotchis.

    Since you asked, I’ve been fiddling with a BK Precision 1590A o-scope that went wonky on me. It has fancy LED buttons to control functions and, of course, a microprocessor driving the buttons and logic. One day, I discovered that pressing certain buttons no longer resulted in the same behavior. Eliminating insanity and beginning to troubleshoot, I found that something crapped out in the MPU which is some totally obscure chip labeled Kenwood-Trio MTM-5010. Here’s the writeup so far. Next step is to do up some kind of replacement, probably with ATmega of some sort.

  • News - Calling All Colorado Make… | about 3 months ago

    Looking forward to it! I’ll be manning the Bot Thoughts table. :)

  • Product DEV-11575 | about 8 months ago

    I prefer Mini-B on anything/everything. Doesn’t everyone have like eleventy-billion mini-B cables in their stash? Mine multiply. Micro-Bs aren’t common enough yet. I detest that Arduino uses B. The few square B’s I have are being used by printers and large external hard drive enclosures. Long live mini-B!

  • Product DEV-11953 | about 10 months ago

    Error in the description: “pleasure of configure the digital circuits” -> “pleasure of configuring the digital circuits”

  • News - AVC Reminder | about a year ago

    Some good ground-vehicle AVC discussions going on over at diyrovers (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/diyrovers) and diydrones (http://diydrones.com/group/ardurover-user-group) specific to ArduRover

  • News - AVC Update and "Engi… | about a year ago

    Awesome, can’t wait for June 8! I’m not sure yet if I need to make Data Bus amphibious. Awaiting further details. :D

  • Product BOB-11525 | about a year ago

    Well, clearly great minds think alike! :D I like that yours is a very pure breakout. Mine adds some stuff that I wanted for my own convenience. Yeah, I suppose there’s only so many ways to implement this, after all. Anyway, glad SFE is doing this. I’d love to see more people enjoy the Propeller as I have. Take it easy. :)

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