Advanced Do-it-yourself (ADIY).
You've landed in the right place if:
- You're not impressed with all of these trivial
blink an LED using
a little Python code projects.
- You believe any self-respecting application for Linux is written
in C. Maybe optimized with a little inline assembler.
- You understand that some problems are better tackled with hardware
- You're not afraid to mix-up different technologies to achieve your
- You're proficient in C, ARM and X86/64 assembler, Verilog, and
- No OS... No problem! We'll run on bare metal.
- Your interests tend toward embedded rather than desktop.
- Solid content trumps fancy web sites and click-bait.
Who am I?
- Jean M. Cyr, born PQ, Canada
- BSc. University of Ottawa, Canada
- Retired. Previous employers: Broadcom, Elastic Networks, Nortel.
- Interests: intelligent embedded control and monitoring.
- email@example.com www.jeancyr.com
This site is intended to host creative projects that apply
affordable technology components (software, digital, and analog)
to solve tough engineering challenges.
I've just completed such a project (about a year in the making)
I'll be posting a write up soon. For now I'll post the project
objectives I started out with.
I am open to suggestions, comments, projects ideas, even completed
project contributions, with author attribution and rights retention.
Projects posted here remain the intellectual property of their
author regardless of whether stipulated or not.
Components for serious projects
All three of these have proven to be inexpensive, reliable,
and highly flexible components, each with its own place
in the solution spectrum.
Project Wall clock
The idea behind this project is to create a super accurate
battery operated wall Clock
- The clock must run for at least one year on 3 1.5 volt
- The clock must be accurate to within 1/10th of a second from
real local time.
- The clock must automatically adjust for daylight saving
local time changes.
- The clock must accommodate any country's local time.
- Once started the clock must never require manual intervention.
- Materials cost under $100.