Reasons to use C++ in Embedded Systems

In the past programs for embedded systems have been written in C. However I think with the increasing power that micro-controllers are delivering, C++ is becoming a more viable programming language. It doesn’t… Continue reading

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Last weekend (5 July) I had the opportunity to visit Copenhagen with my brother Andrew. It takes about 1 hour 30 mins to fly from London Heathrow. Getting off the plane, you’re hit… Continue reading

Civilization 4 Multiplayer, Modding & and Fall From Heaven 2

So a group of our friends wanted to play Fall From Heaven 2 with some modifications. Limited Units per Tile and Surround and Destroy Mod! How do we do it? Read below. If… Continue reading

Outdoor Madrid – Mountain Biking

If you’re going to Madrid, you probably want a chilled out holiday. Nothing too hot, but enough sun to make it feel like summer. When I first thought about going to Madrid, I… Continue reading

5 Things to do in Zurich (Zürich)

Statistics Population: 400,000 Official Language: Swiss German Time Zone: +1 GMT Currency: Swiss Francs (CHF)  (1CHF = 0.82EUR / 1EUR = 1.21 CHF) Last week during Easter I managed to check out this… Continue reading

Novation Launchkey MIDI Hack

Disappointed that the Launchkey has no MIDI output? Well now you can add it yourself with a few bits of handy work. I like it because I can now play my Virus TI… Continue reading

ARM Keil Eclipse Setup

Want to program an ARM Cortex M device? What’s a great method? There are quite a few reference resources out there already, but here is my take on it. Requirements: PC ARM Dev… Continue reading

Milk Inc!

19 October 2013 Sportspaelis Anterwerpen Belgium First things first: amazing concert. Great light show, great performers and fantastic company (with my brother) Michael Schack was perfectly on time, Linda was Hot. Regit was… Continue reading

Interfacing with Colour LCDs

There is a very popular 320×240 262K colour LCD available very cheaply on ebay and aliexpress.com. Although the LCD Controller chip (SSD1289) can be interface via 8bit, 16bit parallel or serial SPI, this… Continue reading

Colour LCD or Greyscale?

Today, a lot of people have come to expect colour graphic screens. As soon as they see this they instantly assume it’s touch screen too! The world of hobby/professional electronics also needs to… Continue reading