mandag 22. november 2010

Raving only. No robota

RavingRobot currently has a rapture of unleashed ADHD. I would be sorry if I had the Empathy upgrade. Oh well...

I finally got around to installing the Android SDK, and was going to install Eclipse as well, but all the different versions has got me a bit confused. I definitely want the C++ one, the java one and maybe the PHP one. But I don't want three sets of Eclipse on my mind. Perhaps I should just stick with Komodo. I guess I'll settle this over some caffine and sugar.

Do hit me up in the comments if you have any thoughts regarding android app dev. What app is the world lacking?

tirsdag 9. november 2010

The Bassoforte

So many days, and so few posts. My desk is bulging with projects, yet I have so little time to write them up.

So, as I sat down at my desk to procrastinate some, I stumbled upon this on Hack a Day. Diego Stoccos Bassoforte.

mandag 1. november 2010

Feels good man

I found myself in need of a SmartCard and SIM interface for my computer, and found the Infinity USB Unlimited. I bought it right away, and WB Electronics delivered amazingly fast internationally.

It seems to be a good choice. The device is technically good indeed. Good software. 3rd party supported. Sweet buildquality. If you want to edit or backup your SIM-card, or if you are geting in to smartcard keyed security/encryption -this reader/writer is what you want.

Raving Robot is not affiliated whith wb, just a satisfied customer.

fredag 29. oktober 2010


Ever wanted to add your own touch to an open source project, but didn't know where to start? Too many methods, functions and classes to wrap your head around? Then you need to take a look at Doxygen. It can quickly document this for you, in a clean and tidy manner.

You let it chew your code, and it spits out the declarations. Nice. It might even do more that I do not know of yet, as I just stumbled over it today.

onsdag 27. oktober 2010

High Energy Destruction

Really hardcore nerd-porn. In this you will see Dave Jones from EEVB so excited, he actually says "shit".

I came.

The TweetBot

I made a little ethernet/internet project from the mbed NXP LPC1768 (they should make a brain-frendly name for it, like Massimo and the team did with their AVR protoboard). It consists of the mbed board and an ethernet jack on the right, and a battery. I opted to add a Pololu power button, wich required me to drop the voltage from my 9v battery with an LM7805. This makes up the circuitry on the left.

You might notice that there is no magnetics for the ethernet, which is quite hazardous. But that's just how Raving Robot rolls, living on the edge.

This whole thing sends out a message on twitter every time it resets. I sould probably timestamp the messages, as twitter does not allow the same tweet within a certain timeframe. This is annoying if you want your toilet to tweet its flushes, and such. But the mbed sports an onboard realtime clock I could put to use in v.2.

I put the code up on pastebay.

tirsdag 26. oktober 2010

Shapeshifting robot

This is about a year old allready, but oh-so-cool.