Alain Pannetrat is the founder of OMZLO, a company that designs, manufactures, and sells open-source hardware with a focus on wired IoT. Alain also works as a product manager and researcher for the Cloud Security Alliance. He previously worked as an IT expert for the French data protection authority (CNIL) and as a smartcard security […]
ESP32 Unleashed is a project course. The structure of the course resembles my development process. My development process, whether it is a course, a gadget, or a book, or fixing the washing machine, looks like this: Set the overall objective (what am I trying to achieve?) Set plan (how am I going to achieve my […]
In ESP32 For Busy People, I have a section on the SPIFFS, the SPI file system. In this section, I show you how you can upload a file (like an image, or a text file) to your ESP32 and then use it in your sketches. One thing I did not show was how to retrieve […]
In this article, I write about my top six reasons why I decided to learn how to use PlatformIO (in no particular order).
We are placing the final touches on a new course, titled “ESP32 Unleashed”. In this course, I’ll show you how to use the ESP32 dev kit to make a gadget that contains sensors, a touch screen, a custom PCB (no loose wires!), and Cloud services (you can even speak to it!). The real “kick” is […]
The previous PCB, v1.1, worked well “out of the box”. But I wanted to include more information about the various pins and their roles by adding text in the silkscreen. In this post, I describe the features of the new version of the PCB.
Early in May, Leo, Ari, and myself drove south, to the regional airport at Albion Park. It was a special day. Aircraft, old and new, were on display. On the ground, and in the air. This was our second visit. The first one was last year. Wings Over Illawarra is perhaps the best airshow in […]
KiCad, which started as a private project by Jean-Pierre Charras, an Academic at IUT de Grenoble in 1992 (just a couple of years after the Web was born!!!), is now the PCB design tool of choice for thousands of professional engineers and hobbyists.
Wayne, a self taught programmer, is the current leader for the KiCad project. He was one of the first contributors to the project when he joined in 2006. If fact, it was a team of three: Jean-Pierre Charras (the original creator), Dick Hollenbeck (the first project leader), and Wayne.
The podcast version for this interview is available, please check it out (contains detailed show notes). A couple of months ago, we drove out in the open plains of Sydney’s west to watch members of the NSW Rocketry Association launch their rockets. Here’s some snapshots from that event: And a video from a launch: There, […]
My new ESP32 course is almost ready, and I am very excited! 🤩 I just finished working on the promotional video. You can learn more about the contents of “ESP32 for Busy People” here. Enjoy! PS1. I’ve added the script below the video. PS2. Please post your comments below, I’m eager to hear from you […]