During the great chip shortage of 2021, I decided it was about time I designed something with an FPGA on it.
The place for most of the things that I do for fun in my free time.
This board marks quite a few firsts including using a BGA part, solder stencil, ethernet PHY, custom DAPLink, and Zephyr RTOS.
Thanks to some netizens dumping FTDI EEPROMs, I was able to hack together my own Xilinx programming cables.
My first legitimately useful open source project, stbridge is a Python wrapper for the STLINK-V3’s bridge API.
A low cost compact device that provides APRS messaging capabilities to cheap HAM radios.
This glorified camera slider halves my etch times and improves etching consistency all in an overkill but stylish form factor.
The Black Magic Probe is a pretty interesting open source ARM debugger project, so I decided to modify the existing design and make one myself.
While browsing through KiCad, I learned about the clever Tag-Connect system. Given the high cost, I decided to replicate the design for myself.
After my ST-Link V2 clone broke, I scoured the web for a way to build one from scratch. I ended up with a custom ST-Link with built-in UART VCP.
For a first try, not a terrible attempt at designing my own battery pack for UR@B. It did save quite a bit of money.
The logical next step to Concept Micromouse v1. I still haven’t gotten to full maze solving, but it’s a step forward.
With a week of winter break left, I tried my hand at designing a concept Micromouse to inspire our next generation of Micromouses for the DeCal.