Category Archives: LED

Touch sensor tweaking

The one thing that wasn’t quite behaving right about the LED lamp was the touch sensor. I was having trouble both with it being far too sensitive (and sensitive to interference from other devices nearby — I’d plug in my laptop to an adjacent outlet and it would sense a “touch”), but also it was […]

LED Lamp, done

More details in a couple days…

More LED lamp software development

I’ve completed the software. I abandoned the SOIC test clip in favor of wires soldered directly to the board. The SOIC test clip loses contact with the IC if you just look at it funny. It’s very irritating. In the future, all boards will have an in-system programming (ISP) connector. I just need to finish […]

LED lamp software

I don’t even have the SOIC-8 test clip so I can program it, but between a couple hours last night and an hour tonight, I’ve already written most of the code for the ATtiny13. One thing I like about the AVR microcontroller is avr-gcc and avr-libc. It makes for really quick development using tools I’m […]

LED lamp, done making boards

Though I have a cold, I had to do something with my time (such is life without a TV), and I redesigned the board and etched this: This is a project of firsts. Not only my first time designing PC boards, but my first time soldering surface mount devices. I put everything except the ATtiny13 […]