My articles and projects highlights:


LPC810 Blinker

The LPC810M021FN8 is a very interesting MCU in a 8 pin DIP package, designed to replace its 8 bit counterparts, ideal for hobbyist breadboard or through-hole printed circuit board (PCB).

This article shows how to upload an Open Source application to this Microcontroller and build the supporting circuit. Read article »

Programming the LPC1114

The LPC1114FN28 is a breadboard friendly MCU that most hobbyists will like and a great chip to get started in ARM embedded development.

Easy to follow guide for programming and installing the resulting program in the silicone. Includes circuit schematics and toolchain example. Read article »

Comparative Review

3 of the most important Linux compatible boards of the post-raspberry pi era.

Find more about them in this in-depth review of the boards features and how they compare against each other in this comparative review Read article »


Java Url Shortener

Pure Java SE Url Shortener, converts long Urls into smaller ones more suitable for Microblogging and messaging. AGPL Licensed. Try it online at or browse the source code.

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