Let's Make Robots!

Any propellor you want, as long as it's black

Today, on the IRC channel, 6677 posted this link:

http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php/156773-Open-Propeller-Project-6-Open-Source-Verilog-for-Propeller-1?p=1283788#post1283788

where Parallax has open-sourced the Verilog code for their propellor chip.  This could be very interesting.

LPC dev tools first release

Some of you are aware of my ongoing project to develop a good toolchain for the NXP LPC1114 and related processors.  I have finally posted an initial release of what I have so far.  It is really rough, but mostly works.  If you are interested in getting a head start or if you just want to take a look at what I'm doing, the files are here:

http://www.wrcooke.net/projects/lpcdev/lpcdev.html

Feedback is welcome.  Please don't tell me "your documentation sucks," I already know that :-)

 

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ARMing my projects

June 18, 2014 Don't interrupt me in the library

Interrupts are great.  They allow your processor to go about it's business not paying any attention to some particular device until that device needs service.  The device "interrupts" the processor, which stops what it is doing and gives the device some attention before going back to whatever it was doing.