Monthly Archives: December 2010

Interfacing an HD44780 LCD Screen – The Beginnings of the Car Audio System

Following my previous post Programming the Arduino in Pure C, I have had time over the Xmas holdiays to do some more experimentation. Setting the Scene First lets look at what I am aiming to do. I hate taking CDs … Continue reading

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Basic template for multithread client-server GUI

Below is included Java source code for a simple GUI that launches a local-hosted server and any number of clients run on separate threads and displays the client-side and server-side output in two text areas, including text sent client to server and vice … Continue reading

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The Video (part 3)

This is the third post in the series, the first and second are elsewhere. In preparation for the next hack night I have been playing around with multiple angle videos. I created short set of images using motion with three … Continue reading

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Programming the Arduino in Pure C.

For hack #2, I started looking at how I could program an Arduino; an affordable hobby development board which uses an Atmega AVR microcontroller. More information here. We add a twist by not using the Arduino IDE and instead using … Continue reading

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LCD Now Playing Screen

For Hack Night #2, I wanted to create a “Now Playing” LCD display to integrate with the lpHack music server that we worked on at Hack Night #1. The resulting project is another real Can’t Hack team effort as it … Continue reading

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Webcam Infrared LED Hack

At the Can’t Hack, Won’t Hack nights so far, we have had a good number of successful hacks, most of which are documented on this blog.  At Hack Night #2 however, we had one not quite so successful hack – … Continue reading

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The Video (part2)

So the plan for this weeks hack session was to get an all new video of the hacking this time with multiple points of view! Unfortunately I was not able to get this to work during the actual event. However … Continue reading

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