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Welcome to WaitingForFriday.com! This is the web-home of Simon Inns. Here you will find a range of articles on my projects as well as information about my retro computing hobby.
I hope you find something useful and perhaps even build some of the projects you'll see here. If you have an idea for a project, or have built something from this site and want to share a picture; please feel free to contact me. I'd love to hear from you!
2013-06-02: Added a new article about Fast Hartley Transformation which includes a library to perform frequency analysis of sampled data in low-RAM environments such as AVR 8-bit microcontrollers.
2013-04-15: Added a new article showing how to convert a Nintendo Four Score into a Nintendo Four Score USB adaptor in order to play emulated NES games using the original joypads.
2013-04-01: The website is being moved to a new webserver so there will be a little downtime as I perform the migration. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible! - This task is now complete; just waiting for the DNS changes to propagate and the site should be back to normal.
2013-01-19: Added a new article about building a 6 DOF robot arm from scratch. This is still a work in progress and the electronics and firmware design will be coming soon.
2012-07-05: Added a new article about building a Raspberry Pi Plexiglass Case using simple tools.
2012-01-29: Added a new article on how to reverse engineer a 1.5 inch photo frame LCD for use in your own projects Reverse Engineering a 1.5 inch Photoframe
2012-01-11: The Mini xum1541 is a USB to Commodore IEC serial interface which allows a Commodore 1541 floppy drive to be connected to a modern PC using USB.
2011-11-14: The Stylophone Studio 5 is a project to recreate the original 1968 Dubreq Stylophone which sounds and reacts just like the original (and even contains a replica of the original circuitry) however it also fully supports both MIDI in and MIDI out over USB and can be controlled by studio software such as Cubase.
2011-10-29: The USB Generic HID Open Source Framework for Atmel AVR and Windows includes a reference hardware design, a reference firmware design and a Windows based DLL library and host-test application to greatly ease the task of both learning USB development and building USB driven devices using ATmega microcontrollers and Windows front-ends.
You can also find videos of most of my projects on YouTube, just follow this link to my channel. All of the project videos from my channel are embedded into the articles on this site.
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