Thursday, September 25, 2008

Propeller Professional Development Board

My Dad used to always say, "When you have some spare money to play with - you don't have any time and when you have some time to play - you don't have any money." That's kind of where I am right now.

I have been really busy with work lately doing some extra work at my children's school, so I have some money, but no time to play. But, I just ordered a new toy. I hope I can find some time to play when it comes in. It is the Propeller Professional Development Board (PPDB) from Parallax and their website describes it as "a high-quality, fully-integrated development platform for the Propeller microcontroller. A wide variety of typical I/O (LEDs, Buttons, etc.) devices and circuitry are built into the PPDB, providing the developer with an ideal platform for rapid Propeller project development." They had a special on some slightly blemished models and are selling them at a discount. Take a look here. They were about 25% off.

This will be lots of fun! It will give me a great way to prototype ideas and check them out (other wise known as playing). Can't wait till it gets here.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Too Busy!

Just a quick post to say that work is seriously impinging on my play time. I only get a bit of time here and there, but I am making a plan...

I am also working with a few folks on getting a robotics club going in the area. That could be very fun!

More news as it developes.