A Peltier Module Temperature Chamber

One of our interns built a “hot box” out of wood a few years ago.  What’s a “hot box” you ask?   Beyond something you’d find in a Paul Newman prison flick,  its pretty much a poor man’s temperature chamber. Except the temperatures only go up from ambient.  I’ve been surprised how often we use it, […]

Debugging Arduino Sketches with Atmel Studio 7

Atmel’s AtmelStudio version 7 allows you to import Arduino sketches and debug them.  This brings the Arduino into the realm of a professional design engineer tool.

Creating an Arduino Clone

I tasked our intern with creating an Arduino clone.  His job is to create a schematic and printed circuit board with connections similar to our Firstbot product (shown above).  The main reason for the task was to introduce him to the concept of a bootloader and familiarize him with the popular Arduino product line.  It […]