Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2011«

Engagements: A Tale of Two Cities

January 18, 2011


I. Seattle Some pretty exciting news came my way last September.  My friends at Groundspeak, the international geocaching organization, wrote that their Reverse Geocache™ Puzzle Box had recently facilitated a young coworker’s wedding engagement!  (You’ve encountered this very box in an earlier post.  I built it to celebrate geocaching’s tenth anniversary—the first commission I ever did.) [...]

Welcome, MAKE readers!

January 14, 2011


Welcome, MAKE readers!  I’m very pleased that you dropped by and hope you enjoyed my article on the Reverse Geocache™ Puzzle Box (p. 144 of the January issue).  We have a wonderful community of puzzle box owners, builders, and enthusiasts here, centered around the notion of location-based microcontroller projects, and we’d love for you to join [...]

NewSoftSerial 11 (beta)

January 5, 2011


The new year brings another version of the NewSoftSerial library, a beta version 11.  Changes since version 10 include: Inheritance from the new Arduino Stream class and commensurate interface adjustments (added peek(), changed signature for available()) write() member is now public, following the lead of Print base class support for Arduino Mega and Mega 2560 [...]