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I have been a developer for 14 years programming in Java, Groovy, Python, C#, C and several other languages. I currently work for The Babcock and Wilcox Corporation where I develop boring Enterprise Technology, specifically creating and managing customizations to a large proprietary J2EE application. In my spare time however, I work on all sorts of projects using many technologies from writing C for AVR microcontrollers to Java web based applications for automating my home. This blog is a way for me to show off my projects and how I built them.

Sat Oct 04 00:00:00 EDT 2008

To describe what is going on in this picture…

- I would first send command messages for the candle via RS232 serial signal from the computer to the small board on the left which would convert it to a RS485 signal so it could be broad cast to all the candles throughout my dungeon.

- An RS485 signal travels from the converter (small board on the left) to the larger board on the right which is my led candle prototype.

- Then on a temporary basis I have debug messages sent via TWI serial interface from the candle prototype(large board on the left) to the circuit for debugging purposes (large board in the top right).

- That board then sends the debug messages via RS232 back into the computer to display on a terminal screen.

This may not have been the best way to do this, but it sure was fun seeing if I could make it work. All that being said on my next project I really need to figure out how to properly debug Atmega microcontrollers.