Carl Burks is a software developer for a global financial institution. With over ten years experience in technology and software development for financial organizations and over twenty years of software experience, Carl Burks provides articles, musings and insight into technology issues, software development, and other selected topics.

Happy Hanukkah

2017-12-12T18:40:49.000-07:00

Authors:
Carl Burks

LED Menorah

LED Menorah
LED Menorah

For the past few weeks I’ve been very busy with my day job and haven’t had much time to update things, work on projects, play games, or build music equipment but I thought I would take a little break and update my blog. My mom wanted me to build her an LED Menorah. I took an Arduino Micro and then soldered up some LEDs and a tac switch. I only built the one and my mom has it, but I’ve made a repo with the code.

Signal Generator

I picked up a Signal Generator kit and put it together:

Signal Generator
Signal Generator
Waveform
Waveform

Then I accidently destroyed it when I built the power supply backwards.

I’ve ordered a replacement capacitor, but I think I’ll need a new IC.

Steam

Steam specials
Steam specials

I took advantage of the Steam specials and picked up these.

I did find time to hook them up and I was really happy with them. The controller seemed a bit odd at first but was quite playable.