2019-09-20 20:00:00 +0000
Jekyll On AWS Amplify

Jekyll On AWS Amplify

Here I am, changing the hosting / backend / whatever on this blog again. This time, I’m going with AWS Amplify. It will let me do continuous integration (automatically publish) using just GitHub connected to AWS Amplify. Amplify recognizes Jekyll sites, and builds and deploys them automatically, so the setup is fairly trivial. I already do all of my domain registration through AWS Route 53 so my setup is really simple. The only thing I haven’t got a good solution for is hosting external media (aka images). That may be the place I look next to better automate the creation / distribution of content.


2019-09-19 00:25:09 +0000
FlatCAM Install On OS X Mojave with Vagrant and VirtualBox

FlatCAM Install On OS X Mojave with Vagrant and VirtualBox

I’ve seen a number of tutorials on how easy it was to create milled PCBs using FlatCAM to create the gcode from gerber files. Well, what wasn’t easy was getting FlatCAM installed on my macOS Mojave machine. I never got it running… so, let’s try Vagrant and VirtualBox to see if we can have a more standardized base to install it into…


2018-08-25 16:40:09 +0000
Steps to Jekyll hosting on S3 and CloudFront with SSL with Forestry.io Deployment

Steps to Jekyll hosting on S3 and CloudFront with SSL with Forestry.io Deployment

Here are the steps I went through to get a new / fresh blog up using Jekyll and deployed to Amazon S3 using Forestry.io with CloudFront and SSL.


2017-02-21 16:28:45 +0000
Adafruit Trinket-based Sync Track for Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators

Adafruit Trinket-based Sync Track for Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators

An Adafruit Trinket-based button that outputs a Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator sync track. I made this Trinket version after I made a straight-up ATtiny85 / GCC version because the Trinket board is probably easier for most folks to get started with.


2016-11-29 21:50:19 +0000
AVR Dragon Quick Connector for ATtiny85 and ATtiny2313 / ATtiny4313

AVR Dragon Quick Connector for ATtiny85 and ATtiny2313 / ATtiny4313

Here are two more AVR Dragon quick connectors available at OSH Park. An ATtiny2313 / ATtiny2414 version and an ATtiny13 / ATtiny25 / ATtiny45 / ATtiny85 version.


2016-11-16 17:27:19 +0000
Dipping a toe in the Amazon Lambda waters

Dipping a toe in the Amazon Lambda waters

Websites with no infrastructure, let’s see how this works…


2016-09-09 14:05:12 +0000
AVR Dragon Quick Connector PCB From OSH Park

AVR Dragon Quick Connector PCB From OSH Park

OSH Park pretty much rules. This was my first toe into making a PCB to be produced. I used Eagle to design it and OSH Park to get it made. A week or so later, I got these boards in the mail:


2016-09-09 13:28:56 +0000
Hot Glue Halloween Cobwebs

Hot Glue Halloween Cobwebs

We’re all into Halloween around here… Here’s how we made some cobwebs using only a hot glue gun and glue.


2016-04-25 19:22:11 +0000

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Tap Sync



2016-04-19 05:26:42 +0000

A Mostly No Arduino ATtiny85 I2C LCD

This is hacked to all get out, but using some sometimes modded Arduino libraries as a start and info found all over the net, I finally managed to get my ATtiny85 talking I2C to a cheap I2C LCD. Why no Arduino? Because I want my own timer interrupts and the ATtiny Arduino core uses the timer(s?) I want to use for millis() stuff…