Slaeshjag's place in the tubes

Home Projects Links/Friends About/Contact

Building a USB Keyboard - Part 1

For a long time now, I've wanted to make my own keyboard. I don't know why, but it's been on my list of projects for a good 10 years now. Back then I didn't really have the confidence with electronics or the money to actually do it, so I ended up getting a Unicomp model M for the time being.

Now I'm moving to a new apartment and have a need that a custom keyboard could meet better than anything on the market, and it would be an opportunity to make some unconventional tweaks to the layout that suits my taste. In this first part, I'm just trying some basic things to get the feel for it.

Continue reading

Gamecube Controller Interface (part 1)

In this two-part article, I'm writing about my stumbling steps trying to interface a gamecube controller. The goal is to, using an LPC1114 microcontroller, interface 4 gamecube controllers with a computer. In this part, I get communication up with one controller on my improvised prototype build.

Continue reading

Trollbook: The Struggles (part 1)

When designing any project, even vaguely advanced, you're bound to make mistakes. Especially if it's something you've never done before. Trollbook sure was something new for us.

Continue reading

Project Introduction: Trollbook, a Homebrew 68040 Computer

For a while now, I have worked with h4xxel to build a palmtop computer based on a 68040 processor. I couldn't find many references to homebrew 68040 computers on the internet, so I figured I should write some about it.

Continue reading

Interfacing the AY-3-8912 PSG

In a project I and h4xxel worked on a while ago, we used some AY-3-8912 chips as sound generators over MIDI, the Chipster. While doing this, we fell for a few traps, so I thought I might mention them here just in case someone's having issues talking to them.

Continue reading

«« Newer posts

Older posts »»