Thursday, 27 July 2017

Gnat Stats, Tiny OLED PC Performance Monitor ESP8266

Juris Perkons,  contacted me to say he had successfully ran Gnat Stats on the ESP8266 by following a guide by KikDiy on YouTube.




Unfortunatley KikDiy's video guide is not in english but he has links to the code in the description.

Thanks for sharing, Juris :)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

GnatStats Version 1.2 Update



GnatStats Version 1.0 :  Initial Release.

GnatStats Version 1.1 :  Fix intermittent screen flicker during no activity mode "screen off" (due to inverter function) fill the screen 128x64 black rectangle during this time.

GnatStats Version 1.2 :  Fix screen freeze.

Friday, 9 December 2016

uVolume USB Media Control Update 2: New PCB Revision





After a long break, the μVolume T-32 gets an update. New PCB's on order... quite a few tweaks!

Bluetooth HID On the Cheap! CSR BlueSuite Programming on a Shoestring


Bluetooth HID, using a $3 HC-05 bluetooth module plus a $2 FTDI FT232RL programmer.



In this quick guide, I will merely outline my own convenient version of the CSR SPI programmer. Along with an easy to follow connection diagram.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Gnat-Stats, Tiny OLED PC Performance Monitor

Wet Autumn afternoon fun...


After a recent purchase of a Nvidia GTX1080 graphics card, 4k monitor plus Doom(2016), I thought it would be great to see some external telemetry... from my expensive purchase.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Watches Past and Present

The Sands of Time.. 

After 20 years, starting with the Seiko SKX007, If rumours are to be believed Seiko may well have discontinued the current SKX line. Used and new prices have increased, stock has diminished to a random trickle.
I decided in March to acquire an SKX009  "Pepsi Bezel" while I still could. Although at this point in time it was not easy to obtain an SKX at a reasonable price.


I had planned on a review yet I started to digress! thinking back to watches I had owned in the past. Starting with my first watch aged 5, a Timex diver, up to present day. This article is not a review but more of an archive from my "mind palace".