Recently I tried to setup up dual-boot between Windows 10 and Kali linux 2016.2 on my Dell XPS 13. I failed on my first attempt right at the beginning because I didn't enable "legacy boot" in the UEFI firmware. I didn't want to enable "legacy boot" I accepted the challenge to explore "dual booting Windows 10 and Kali Linux the UEFI way".
TLedStrip is a library I haven't seen anywhere else yet and I htink this one is extermely useful. TLedStrip creates a buffer containing rgb values of a predefined size and offers a series of manipulations on that buffer. Actually it is like a one dimensional graphics driver. Building an instance of TLedStrip is once again … Continue reading TLedStrip (Arduino Library)
The second library component I would like to present is TSwitch. TSwitch handles hardware switches attached to the Arduino. It does the debouncing, reads the state and detects long and short press (aka doubleclick) : The easiest way to instantiate the class is (for more details please refer to the code): Then you poll the object … Continue reading TSwitch (Arduino Library)
TTimer is not one and only - there quite a few examples around - however I made one myself because I needed one that is simple to use. First about the capabilites... TTimer can be set to a certain amount of milli seconds, periodically polled and when this time passed it calls a function of … Continue reading TTimer (Arduino Library)
When programming you will find some common functionalities you need over and over again. Well, this is all about reuseablility, software packaging, Object Orientation etc. As this story has been discussed by many for years I stop now and dive into the actual subject of this post. I have prepared a few Arduino C++/processing classes, … Continue reading TCounter (Arduino Library)
In the last post I briefly presented the hardware of the LedStripShow. This post sheds some light on the software part and outlines the core design principles and the basic components of the solution. DESIGN PRINCIPLES While the project was just for fun, I had the ambition to learn something about programming and improve my … Continue reading LedStripShow – a glimpse under the hood
To build your own LedStripShow as described here the following items are needed: Arduino UNO R3 or equivalent (e.g. Arduino Mini Pro Atmel 328 5V/16Mhz) LedStrip or LedPixels with an WS2801 Controller driven with 5V Rotary Encoder with a built-in push button 3-Position Switch / Toggle Switch (or similar) Jumper cables Breadboard 5V Power Supply. For … Continue reading LedStripShow – Build Instruction