Saturday, November 30, 2013

Success at last!

After several days of struggling with timing issues, logical vs. bitwise 'or' functions, bit position vs. bit value, and a bit-set function that did not behave as expected, I finally made it: a "hello world" program for a PIC microcontroller and Hitachi HD44780 LCD controller. It's pretty brief and to the point, but I managed to write characters to the display, and have the backlight under program control.
Next project: make it do something useful!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Late fall jaunts

Not quite an ice climb - Oro Denero Mine
Ore car
Mark's photo from Roderick Dhu - looking south

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My commute today

This is looking towards Mt. Baldy from Ingrahm Road

Alpenglow lighting up the mountain red.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Trip to our hot spot

We don't normally go on a long weekend, but it's been too long.
The river has it's own music and colors
The spring was quiet in the morning
Gotta love it

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Winter has arrived

We're back in Greenwood, and Ciel is getting excited about skiing...this is the first snowfall of the year (in our back yard, at least - there has been snow higher up in the mountains before).

Time to put the snow tires on the bikes!