Entries by Pieter

Greek word of the year: meraki

I found this gem yesterday in a school cafeteria: meraki [may-rah-kee] (adjective) This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be. Meraki is often used to describe cooking or preparing a […]

Piconomix FW Library featured on hackaday.com

I finally enjoyed my 15 minutes of fame when an article called “Arduino Gets a Command Line Interface” by Bryan Cockfield was published on Hackaday on 10 Nov 2018. I am extremely grateful for all of the kind words, comments, stars and GitHub repository forks that it generated. This open source project has been a […]

Design Logic 2001 contest runner-up

Yep, that’s me, proud runner up in the Atmel Design Logic 2001 contest! It was a long, long time ago and the world was much, much smaller. Here is the link to the PALM III PDA winning entry. Circuit Cellar issue 137 December 2001, page 36: To put it in context, here are all three […]

Logging temperature with Maxim DS18B20 1-Wire sensor

My 12 year old son needed to manually log temperature for 12 hours as part of a school science assignment. I saw this as a great opportunity to demonstrate my incredible engineering skills assist him as a responsible and caring parent. Yes I know, with an Arduino the job would probably be finished in 5 […]