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Propeller Platform

This is really just a reworking of my Ardbot, where I've replaced the Arduino with the (awesome) Gadget Gangster Propellor Platform USB … Read more

48kHz 16-bit Stereo SPDIF

This has been out for a while, I just hadn't played with it before (check out the video to see what I'm talkin' about).  The audio quality is perfect - it's an amazing effort.  Just an SD card and an LED.  I modified it (very slightly) to work with SDHC and the Propeller Platform's pins, here's the code zip_small.gif

Wireless telemetry + video with 3 resistors and 6 feet of hookup wire
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The Prop can generate NTSC, PAL, or VGA video signals.  Most users connect to their TV through a baseband (RCA jack) input.  Baseband is great for a wired … Read more
I've been working on a home automation project for a while - Jon Williams' Spin Zone column on Sony's IR control format (pdf) got me started on IR control. It's … Read more

Linux on the Propeller

I caught up with Steve (jazzed on the Parallax Forums) last weekend in person - he has been working on porting linux to the Propeller.  Sounded a bit ambitious to me, but he has been working with Heater and they already have Zylin's ZPU processing core up and running on the Propeller - uclinux can be compiled for ZPU - the only thing missing is memory.

Jazzed has been working on that, too - he showed me a prototype he's been working on that expands the Propeller Platform with  32MB of sdram -

The PICaxe USB cable is just a USB-Serial Converter.  Like a lot of USB-Serial converters, it's based on the FTDI 232 chip.  This means you can use most FTDI … Read more
Announces the time using your voice
Popcorn is a tribute to the time-of-day announcement service.  Here's a demo; Read more
Here goes 812-R8. I really wanted to get something posted as this bot has been sitting here for almost a week now. More details and photos will be added later … Read more

Propeller Platform SD, Almost done

I've been cooking up a new Platform Module - this is the Propeller Platform SD.  First the basics;

El Jugador on Giant Bomb

I thought this was pretty cool. I made a few extra El Jugadors and sent them out to the media. Giant Bomb (video game website) got one and put up their video demo.

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I made Miss Princess for my 4 year old niece. She's a lot more interested in Princesses than robots, so I called it Miss Princess to trick her :) There's a Battery … Read more
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The ProtoPlus has a 240 hole prototyping area with a mixed 3-row and 2-row format. The pattern is also printed on the board so it's easy to see how they're … Read more

Propeller Platform Video Howto

I got a new camera for Christmas (Happy New Year!), and I decided to make a 'how to put together a Propeller Platform' video.  Are these types of videos useful?

I don't think a video alone is enough for a howto (the Prop Platform has a written guide, too), but I was thinking there are a few 'advanced' techniques that beginners might benefit from seeing on video.  What do you think?