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First Weekend, XBee fun
My kit arrived on Friday for the Dare to Dream Different Challenge. Very very cool. The only minor disappointment was that the supplied XBee modules were Series 1. Fortunately, I had a few 2.5 modules laying around from a past project that I upgraded to ZB. Fortunately for me, Michael Schwarz created a library that contains code to talk to 2.5 and later modules for the desktop and micro frameworks. After a few hours of leaning how his library worked (and not worked with Series 1) and upgrading XBee ......

Posted On Sunday, January 25, 2009 11:21 PM

Looks like I was dreaming about dreaming
Now I am officially in round 2. I didn’t realize I had to fill out some forms to make sure that I met the contest rules. Fortunately, that is all behind me now, and my development board is on it’s way. Which doesn’t give us contestants a lot of time. Round 2 ends March 31, 2009, which is a little over 2 months away. I plan to blog about my progress. Right now, I am in the “getting reacquainted with Micro Framework” that I last looked at a couple of versions ago. I had bought the book “Embedded Programming ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:00 PM

I dare to dream different!
Wow! I was accepted into Round 2 of the Dare to Dream Different Challenge by winning Round 1. Round 1 consisted of making a proposal of what your dream device would be and telling a little about yourself. My dream device is a bedside digital assistant. It is much more than an alarm clock (although it will have that feature). Through the use of RSS feeds, it will act as a morning newspaper, weather report, and digital picture frame. It will have some other features that I always wanted at my bedside, ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 7, 2009 9:29 PM

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