Friday, June 25, 2004
I got my Olimex PIC-MT-A and Microchip PIC 18F252 to send morse code in the speaker, LED, and relay. Unfortunately, the SDCC C compiler is just barely working for the PIC18 and it's way too frustrating for me to try to get anything done, so I'm putting all my PIC project plans back on hold. For documentation on how I got the basics to work, see here: Spark Fun Microcontroller Forum.
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Lake Ontario, Irondequoit, New York The road ends where Irondequoit Harbor meets Lake Ontario, at a narrow channel that permits boat access but stops cars and pedestrians. The walk on either side comes tantalizingly close -- you can wave to people you can almost but not quite shake hands with, and it looks like it might take an hour to go around the the long way. The drawbridge closes the channel come November, but nobody will be walking alongside it then.
Lake Ontario, Webster, New York Today it was wonderful weather, probably the best week of the year, this year, any year, for Rochester, NY. After my meetings I headed to the Lake Ontario park in Webster. I took my KX1 and Pac-12 and set it up on the end of the pier. The antenna looked like an aluminum fishing pole until the last step, at which point I put on headphones and almost immediately talked to Jurek EA6UN in Balearic Is., Spain. Afterwards I took a photo for some tourists with a dog and headed up the road to see where it ended.