Matthew Tran's Blog! Posts

January 17, 2020 / Projects

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.

January 16, 2020 / Cool Chips

Curiosity about the cheapest Atmel MCU led to the ATtiny10. Despite what at first may seem like severe limitations, it’s pretty capable.

January 16, 2020 / How-To's
January 16, 2020 / Projects

It’s about time I stop soldering wires directly to lithium batteries so I salvaged a microwave transformer to make a cheap battery spot welder.

January 16, 2020 / How-To's
January 15, 2020 / Projects

I started off my winter break by finally upgrading the Pi 3 that had been powering my website to a proper x86-64 server.

December 12, 2019 / Projects

Just for fun, I wrote a simulator for the flood fill algorithm for the MicroMouse DeCal I helped teach this semester.

December 12, 2019 / School

The thrilling final project for CS170 tasked us with finding the best algorithm for approximating the optimal solution for an NP-hard problem.

December 11, 2019 / School

A course with a bit of an information overload about the big ideas of computer architecture that ended up being one of my favorite courses.

August 18, 2019 / How-To's
August 16, 2019 / Uncategorized
August 9, 2019 / Projects

In a relatively straightforward build, I learned how DC current clamp meters work and ended up with a surprisingly functional device.