Archive for the ‘Information’ Category

Date and time serial: how to bypass the lack of precision of floats

Data type is probably the first concern for any new programmer in c/c++. These language require in minimal knowledge about integers and floats (Check this thread). Although these data types look familiar to all educated people, the principle of significant figures, which should be the universal way of formatting data, is, most of the time, […]

Best wishes for 2019 !

For the first time since 1993, we welcomed the whole family at home ! Including my dear Mom, 87 years old, a tonic Grandma, now a Grand-Grandma for the third time who agreed to travel with the tribe for this event. She paid a visit to my secret lab and asked many many questions and […]

TASCAM Sound Recorder (Part 2)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 And here it comes! Packed in a cardbox box which contains: 1 Tascam DR-40 recorder wrapped in plastic bag 1 mini USB cable 1 user Manual printed in various languages 3 alkaline batteries 1 small rubber stand in a small plastic bag! Watch out, this small rubber stand is […]

Shortage of Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors (MLCC)

How come this tiny ultra familiar component is running out of stock ? The information raised by constructors and vendors states that the unexpected growth of demand lead to a recurent shortage of products as explained here, there and here again. These papers also give advises for those who did not contract the supply of […]

PCBs (Part 4)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4 PCBWay order review Delivery: The parcel arrived in my mail box 5 days after the order date, as announced !!! This is great news as we are all eager to get the real thing asap. Packing (Mail): The parcel was delivered by DHL: we know this company, I personally used […]

PLD (Part 1)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Dear arduinoos followers, You may wonder why the production line of arduinoos went to a stall along the last weeks… Holidays ? Well it sounds reasonable and logical, however except for a few days of leave here and there (actually in Lyon, Annecy, Saint Martin des Baleines and Val-Andre) during summer time this is not […]

Quote of the day

Summer time is often synonymous of getting back to the books and and enjoying good heavy reading sessions. Among the books my darling wife choose for me was a compilation of quotes from Dr. Albert EINSTEIN. I love this particular one: “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” […]

To blog or not to blog ?

Blogs are wonderful tools that are very convenient for sharing all sorts of information without the burden of writing code an spending time on site maintenance (Unless you want to fine tune your style, add fancy animations or perform advanced functions). This is an almost trivial statement for those who started publishing on the net a […]

April fool… two days ahead

These guys at TI and have a great sense of humor ! Are they serious  ?

News and Moods

Some time ago, I suggested to append the keyword Arduino to any search for some advanced techno oriented questions. Arduino acts as an amplifying or magnifying factor as you look for the latest developments, the smartest solution in any kind of technology. It sounds like a password whispered at the entrance of a secret society […]