Matthew Tran's Blog! Posts

January 11, 2021 / Projects

A low cost compact device that provides APRS messaging capabilities to cheap HAM radios.

January 7, 2021 / How-To's

A one bit overhead wear leveling algorithm for storing fixed size data in EEPROM. Based on Danny Chouinard’s work.

January 5, 2021 / Projects

This glorified camera slider halves my etch times and improves etching consistency all in an overkill but stylish form factor.

January 4, 2021 / How-To's
January 2, 2021 / Projects

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.

October 12, 2020 / Projects

While browsing through KiCad, I learned about the clever Tag-Connect system. Given the high cost, I decided to replicate the design for myself.

October 12, 2020 / Projects

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.

October 11, 2020 / Projects

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.

October 10, 2020 / Projects

The logical next step to Concept Micromouse v1. I still haven’t gotten to full maze solving, but it’s a step forward.

September 21, 2020 / Uncategorized
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.