Matthew Tran's Blog! Posts

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.

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.