Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Distracted by firmware

I've been distracted a lot by various firmware things of late.

Although some time back I've had formal training at programming at a university level, I've never used it. I've never done any firmware before, other than compiling existing stuff and simple mods, so it been an experience

The first project is https://github.com/ellensp/WS2812_serial_controler A serial interface for a WS2812 LED strip (and others)  This was the first step, next is to add the ability to talk to this into marlin reprap firmware so the reprap can control the LED strip. This is minimalistic for now, but working.

I've also gotten interested in the Smoothie project In particular the porting of Smoothieware to the Arduino Due. With this in mind I've created https://github.com/ellensp/Smoothie in the hope that a group effort can get this achieved. I'm well out of my depth here...  but will plod along slowly. Help would really be appreciated here. Especially related to porting mbed to Due