Category Archives: ATTiny45

Mail notifier clone

I’ve been a bit slack with blog posts of late. I’ll probably start with more electronics when the weather turns, but for now I’m enjoying the sun. In the mean time several of the forum members on eeeuser.com have been … Continue reading

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Cube follow up

I’ve been asked a few more questions about the Cube, so here is a follow up post with some answers. Here are the previous posts with the information so far: Initial prototype and bread board version Firmware and Software Schematic … Continue reading

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USB caps lock fob

When building the USB mail notifier, I found this blog post describing how to build a tiny USB device that randomly turns the caps key on. One of my colleagues, Simon, particularly hates accidental caps presses, so much so that, … Continue reading

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Building the cube

I’ve finally set about building the USB mail alert. In my previous post, I showed the bread board prototype of my cube hack. Here is the adapted circuit diagram. Note: There is an error in the diagram 2 is actually … Continue reading

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Cube Hack part II (software)

I’ve created a Google code project with the snappy title of avr-usb-rgb-led. It is based on the hid-custom-rq example from AVR usb examples. I’ve added 3 new commands, one for each LED. It uses a software PWM to control the … Continue reading

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Glowing Cube Hack

One of the promotional things that Linden Lab gives away is a small colour changing, glowing cube. Last year, we attended a job fair were we gave several away. One of the people who received one decided to hack his … Continue reading

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