Write Once, Debug on Arduino

December 06, 2013 Can you run Java programs on the Arduino? Maybe. I seem to have a love/hate relationship with a few things that most people are crazy about. Two things that immediately come to mind: Arduino and Java. I’ve written a lot about why I am not crazy about Arduino (but, also, why I still sometimes use them). And …

Arduino Real Time

January 14, 2014 I was interested in NilRTOS since it is quite small and the installation was simple. Many tasks that you handle with a small microcontroller don’t require an operating system. However, as the definition of “small” keeps getting bigger, it is getting more tempting to do projects where you can benefit from some help with things like multitasking …

Scratching the Arduino Itch

October 21, 2013 I do a lot of work with local schools, talking about engineering, ham radio, rocketry, robotics, and — of course — embedded systems. I do a lot of work with local schools, talking about engineering, ham radio, rocketry, robotics, and — of course — embedded systems. Depending on the grade level, some of the kids are already …