Archive for September 2012

MCP2210 Library

After a couple of weeks’ coding and testing, I finally finished the initial version of the MCP2210 C++ library for Linux. This library utilizes functions from Signal 11‘s HID API (hidraw) to communicate over the USB HID interface. Continue reading ‘MCP2210 Library’ »

Prototyping With Schmartboard Arduino Shield Board

Neal at Schmartboard sent me a 0.65mm pitch Arduino prototyping shield kit a few weeks ago. I had meant to do a review right away, but then thought it would probably be even better if I built a real project with this board to see how well it worked first before sharing my experience with you. Continue reading ‘Prototyping With Schmartboard Arduino Shield Board’ »

Finicky MCP2210 Oscillator

Over the past couple of weeks, I had been busy playing with Microchip‘s MCP2210 USB to SPI converter. I was planning to create a Linux based API since Microchip only provided the Windows version. What I quickly found out though was that the oscillator circuit for MCP2210 was quite finicky, and it took me a while to find an alternative solution. Continue reading ‘Finicky MCP2210 Oscillator’ »

COMException (0x80072020)

This post is programming related and has nothing to do with electronics. I have not written anything programming related topics lately, but this one is worth sharing as it is related to an rather obscure error. Continue reading ‘COMException (0x80072020)’ »