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  1. 100 Acre Woods Nursery
  2. Haunted Dungeon
  3. Haunted Dungeon 2007 Additions
  4. Halloween 2008 Additions
  5. Halloween Laboratory
  6. Project: E
  7. Laughing Place
  8. The Land
  9. Life Hacks

About Me

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.

Sun May 18 00:00:00 EDT 2008

Here is an update of my light control circuitry. I have an Arduino mini at the bottom right acting as my primary controller. Iím not using the arduino environment to program it though. Iím just using it because itís a nice small atmega platform that has the crystal already on the board. Iím just coding in straight C and using avrdude to load the chip (which really isnít all that different). I have it currently wired to three other amega48 microcontrollers which are programmed to act as slaves on an TWI serial line. I then have two of those wired up to MAX232 chips to stream the serial data that the slaves receive to my desktop computer so that I can verify that they are receiving the correct commands. I canít claim that I entirely know what Iím doingÖ but I sure am having fun!

Here is another shot of my bench setup.