Archive for June, 2009

6.25MHz Crystal Data sheet available

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I finished the data sheet for my 6.25MHz crystals, you can find it on the 6.25MHz crystal page, and later in this post.

Mikronauts 6.250MHz Crystal Data Sheet

UPEW 2009 was a blast, and Morpheus is here!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I went to UPEW 2009 and had a blast… and finally got to spill my guts about my new Morpheus line of Propeller boards.

Parallax was incredibly nice and generous, I got to meet many of the Parallax folks I’ve corresponded with here – Chip, Ken, Dave, Jeff, Beau, as well as many I have not such as Chuck and too many others to remember. Everyone was extremely nice and Parallax was generous to a fault – they gave away a ton of goodies, everyone got a USB ProtoBoard with some extras, I even got some extra stuff :-)

OBC, Parallax, and everyone who helped them did a fantastic job – and they also tried to stuff us with sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs, cake, cookies, chips, and more – and we were practically drowning in bottled water, coffee, tea and pop.

Chip’s speech synthesis demo had a spooky good breathing section – the rest was good too, but the breathing would be right at home in horror flicks!

Michael (mpark) blew me and everyone away by announcing and open sourcing a Spin compiler – that runs on a Propeller with an SD card – I can’t wait to play with it, and you can bet that Largos will support it.

The other demos were great too.
You can read more about Morpheus on the Morpheus page

The 6.250MHz Crystals have arrived!

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I have several thousand pieces in stock, and can get as many as I need manufactured.

Pricing will be up shortly, however I will need to look up shipping costs to your address, so ask before placing an order. I only accept PayPal at this time.
6.250MHz Crystals

See the product page for the full size image!

Las version 0.10 “Flying Pigs” release available

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

I’ve released v0.10 of my Largos assembler so that all of you can have a go at alpha testing it. There is a README file in the archive that describes this release. I welcome error reports and feature requests, but I won’t be able to make any changes to Las until after UPEW 2009.

Las verion 0.10 “Flying Pigs” pre-release

Las “alpha test” release this week

Monday, June 8th, 2009

I’ve been finishing my large model assembler for the Propeller, and it is now generating correct code.

Las was designed from the ground up to make writing LMM code easy, and as such, it has to depart some from the Propeller pasm syntax for the pseudo operations. The name and syntax for all instructions remains the same.

I still have to finish some of the pseudo operations, however I expect to have an executable for people to try later this week. For now, the executable will be for Windows only, but later I plan Linux and OSX versions. I used some proprietary code in writing the assembler, so source will not be available.

“Las” stands for both “Large model Assembler” and “Largos Assembler”.

I should be posting the alpha version here by Friday, June 12th.