Tag Archives: hardware


By | March 22, 2016

It has been some time since I have posted the article on building a simple VFO/signal generator using the AD9850 module and a microcontroller, originally based on the work Richard, AD7C. I have received quite a bit of feedback from several people, along with a few requests for improvements to make the hardware more suitable… Read More »

Razer Hydra HMD hack

By | September 16, 2012

Razer Hydra is a pretty decent 6DOF tracker (position + orientation) for the price, so a natural choice. However, the controllers do not lend themselves very well for tracking props or an HMD due to their size and shape and no different sensor is available from Razer. Some people have attempted to disassemble the controller… Read More »

First foray into SMT soldering …

By | October 20, 2011

I have managed to score one of the free FT2232 breakout boards from Dangerous Prototypes and it has arrived some time later in mail. While I didn’t have an immediate need for another USB interface, I have decided to build the board as an SMT soldering practice. Most of the parts are 0805 and 1206… Read More »