Jared Sanson

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Helpful tutorials and articles, covering various aspects of embedded design and programming

Programming

Custom Fonts for Microcontrollers

Jan 05, 2014
Here I show how I created bitmap fonts from true-type fonts, which can then be used in your own microcontroller projects. I'm currently using them in my OLED watch project.

PicKit2 Revisited

Aug 13, 2013
How to add the latest PIC24 chips to the PicKit2, plus an advanced GUI for editing the device file

Adding extra chips to the PicKit 2

Jan 23, 2013
In this, I show how you can add extra parts to the PicKit2 programmer, so you can program Microchip's newer PIC24 devices.

Sound Reactive LED Lights

Jan 13, 2013
A simple tutorial showing how to use Arduino and Python to make some sound-reactive LED lights!

Electronics

Driving FPDLink Displays

Apr 09, 2015
An intro to the FPD-Link display interface, commonly used in laptop and monitor LCD panels!

Linear LED PWM

Feb 03, 2013
In this tutorial, I will show you how to properly control an LEDs brightness using <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse-width_modulation">PWM</a>. It isn't as simple as you think!