Author Archives: jlangbridge

CodeBug in Schools – Meeting

The teachers walk out of their classrooms to their assigned places, and in theory, the children should follow in single line, calm and quiet. It’s Friday, as far as the children are concerned it’s the weekend, and so nothing is calm. I’m waiting for my daughter, but this time she’ll stay with her mother for… Read More »

Boards

The heart of any embedded system is the microcontroller or microprocessor. A long time ago, you had to design your own board, and add your own components just to be able to create a prototype system. On this page, I will attempt to show you some of the options you have, and give you a… Read More »

Starting out in embedded development

So, you have an idea, or maybe you are just considering this technology. Maybe you want a career change, and you want to get up to speed. Whatever the reason, you want to start off in embedded systems. Learning embedded systems isn’t like just learning g a new programming language; you might indeed learn C… Read More »

Arduino Sketches – Tools and Techniques for Programming Wizardry

Master programming Arduino with this hands-on guideArduino Sketches is a practical guide to programming the increasingly popular microcontroller that brings gadgets to life. Accessible to tech-lovers at any level, this book provides expert instruction on Arduino programming and hands-on practice to test your skills. You’ll find coverage of the various Arduino boards, detailed explanations of… Read More »

Professional Embedded ARM Development

A practical Wrox guide to ARM programming for mobile devices With more than 90 percent of mobile phones sold in recent years using ARM-based processors, developers are eager to master this embedded technology. If you know the basics of C programming, this guide will ease you into the world of embedded ARM technology. With clear… Read More »

Saved by an STM32

So… I saw on LinkedIn that the STMicroelectronics community was running a competition… Send a quick video on why you love STM32s, and you could win what looks like an awesome 3D printer. Well, I do love STM32s, and I have a story to tell, but it won’t be done in a video. I know,… Read More »

Eagle licensing woes?

Eagle 8.0 is now out, and it seems to be attracting a lot of articles. Originally from Cadsoft, Eagle now belongs to Autodesk, and since the merger, a lot has changed. Eagle used to be a single license application; you bought the license that you wanted or needed, and it was yours. Since Eagle 8,… Read More »

CodeBug, first approach to schools

The bell rang a few minutes ago, and somewhere in the dense mass of kids, my daughter is coming to see me. She thinks I’m coming to get her and take her home. She’s right, of course, but this afternoon, I have something I want to do first. Like a magnet, all I have to… Read More »

The “new” Packetfury

I got a comment from a reader about a problem with my site. In my Arduino book, I created an exercise, one that asked the user to connect to my site (Packetfury), and I created a link to greet the Arduino. The only problem is, since changing systems, I didn’t put that link back. Oops!… Read More »

Bit by the bug, a few days later

So, I got #BitByTheBug. I posted something quick on Twitter and G+, and once again, thanks element14 for your support! Before actually showing this to anyone, the best thing would be to test it myself, and see what all the fuss is about. It looks cute, it looks well designed, and the website is pretty… Read More »