MEP EP#40: Update on the MacroDuino and FX DEV Board

Parker Dillmann |   |  Arduino, ESP-32, FX Dev Board, MacroFab, MEP, Podcast, Radio, Space Echo, USB Killer

MacroFab Engineering Podcast

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Runtime: (27:08)

Hosts:
Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kraig

Guests:
N/A



Figure 1: MacroDuino lighting up the tower.

Podcast Notes

  • Stephen has been working hard on getting the crowd funding setup for the FX DEV Board. Video is being recorded now. Should have something to show next week about the video.
  • Parker’s bluetooth radio hack for his Jeep is going well. Tested the module and it works. A spare radio to hack on arrived so Parker can get to work.
  • The MacroDuino Rev 2 is working! To make the ATmega328PB work with the Arduino IDE, Parker used the Watterott‘s ATmega328PB-Testing repo. See Figure 1 of it controlling a light tower.
  • Wall Clock idea is in progress now. Parker will be ordering boards for it soon. Stay tuned for this one.
  • Upgraded USB killer V2.5 U disk killer miniature high voltage pulse generator. Parker and Stephen talked about this on a previous podcast but this is a newer version. The description is full of broken English.
    • “High voltage, power must be off after standing for 2 minutes, until the release of more than electricity, and then carefully openings on the motherboard!”
    • “Solve the USB killer V2.0 problem of unstable extension cable, By the test, extension line 5 meters long, killer can still release pulse. Nothing can stop it from releasing high voltage pulses.”
  • What’s New, ESP-32? Testing the Arduino Library. The new ESP-32 now has core support for GPIO, UART, SPI, I2C, and WiFi for the Arduino IDE. The code is on Espressif’s github who are the designers of the chip. Interesting that the designers of the chip are pushing the Arduino platform for their hardware.
  • Space Echo progress. Three quarters done. Should have it back together next podcast.

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!