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Yet another Z80 Computer Project…


So I’m doing a Z80 based computer, as any Nerd should 🙂 The specs: CPU Z80A @ 4MHz ROM 8 KB RAM 8 KB (Expandable to 64 KB) I/O: Serial SIO/2 with CTC controlled BAUD rate on individual channels. O/S TBA (ROM Monitor, Basic and/or CP/M) Current status: CPU, RAM, ROM and CTC implemented and Continue Reading

The German Town Name Generator

Downloadable Software

The “German Town Name Generator” is a small tool to generate authentic-looking German town names. Updated version, now in glorious .NET Download now! Runs on a PC with .NET 4.5 or above.

Temperature on Arduino


Updated 20130522, test concluded – Ragequit 🙂 I was testing (previously with an Arduino…. Hardware: Arduino Ethernet with 5 Dallas 18B20 OneWire temperature sensors. Communication with the OneWire sensors was bashed together from the OneWire library sample program and the Cosm Client sample. I achieved one update every five minutes, with five sensors. Unfortunately, after their Continue Reading

New (Old) Pictures added


Old Warhammer photos added. And a few changes in the gallery.  

Come along, Pond


Right, now, for my next trick, I’ll go through all the old crap from prevous websites, and actually try to get some CONTENT here! I’ve had web pages from back in the late 90’ies, and they’ve never gotten past the “I is onna Intarwebz” stage… Content to look forward to: Warhammer! Ive painted a fair Continue Reading

Arduino Robot


I built this small “Robot” a while ago. It is built on the Tamiya base plate, tank treads kit and dual gearbox. Uses four AA batteries and has an Arduino for brains. The motor controller is a L298 dual H bridge. The schematics are extremely simple. The L298 is connected directly between the motors and Continue Reading

Hello world!

Hmm… My Joomla bit the dust, so I’ll be trying WordPress for a while.