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For those of us who are excited about the ESP32 I recommend reading https://hackaday.com/2016/09/15/esp32-hands-on-awesome-promise/ and the comments there -- there's a whole boatload of good information there about it.

Personally, I found it really interesting that you can map any peripheral to any GPIO-pin you like at the expense of somewhat slower speed, or you can use the peripheral at the hardware-default pin to get the maximum speed out of that peripheral. Being able to map any peripheral to any pin you like helps a ton if you have a lot of stuff connected to it.

Another thing that I liked was the tidbit that SPI-bus now has an actual DMA-engine, instead of just a FIFO-buffer. The I2C-bus doesn't have DMA, but at least it now has FIFO, unlike ESP8266's software-I2C.
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+John Bump "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"..... :D :D
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What if you wanted something more capable than the 8-bit AVR's, but the 50€+ for Zeros and such is way, way out of your budget? Arduino Due would be much more capable, but can also be obtained for much cheaper, but... it's a retired product by now. With Due retired and 50€+ just being too much, there's nothing to go for with the official boards.

Unofficially, ESP32 will be fabulous once it becomes available and the core for it becomes useable, but they just started shipping it today, so it's going to take a while. Of STM32 only STM32F103's seem reasonably-well supported via Roger Clark's Stm32duino, but it's kind of a hacky core because it's built on top of the outdated-and-never-finished libmaple and not everything works well, or even is implemented -- the medium-density F1's seem to work fine, but e.g. hardware-I2C on the high-density F103ZET6 I have is broken (and I have no skills to fix it.) ESP8266 is actually doing pretty well software-wise, but it's quite lacking HW-wise, what with very few GPIO-pins, no HW-I2C or PWM, no proper DMA-controller and such. STM32F407VET6 is cheap on eBay and it sure packs a punch, but support for it is seemingly mostly non-existent.

Is there some core that I am just missing? Or some MCU? Should I just be patient and wait for ESP32 to become a viable device?
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With the ESP32 release-date now confirmed ( https://twitter.com/EspressifSystem/status/766981402214535168 ) I, personally, think either Arduino.org or Arduino.cc should talk to Espressif and make an official board based on it. The ESP32 is an incredibly powerful and capable MCU and it doesn't need to be paired with another MCU for either network connectivity or digital/analog I/O unlike so many current boards where you have one MCU for I/O and a WiFi/Bluetooth MCU for networking.
#ESP32 #ESP8266 Release 1st Sept. In production. Do look out for it. What will you do with 650 DMIPS? *drum roll*. Upotettu kuva. 5.53 - 20. elokuuta 2016. 141 uudelleentwiittausta165 tykkäystä. Vastaus käyttäjälle @EspressifSystem ...
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As soon as I can find someone who sells them I'll have to order a few so I can build a "poor woman's Nodemcu32" on a protoPCB using through-hole components (I just can't solder SMD-stuff) so I can start playing with them until someone sells actual proper boards.
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Ugh. I've been wondering about possibly buying a Chromecast for use with Netflix, but it seems it only supports outputting content at 50Hz or 60Hz -- no 24Hz or anything else. Even worse, Google doesn't provide any means for a consumer to contact them and ask about such things -- you're expected to use their forums where users are expected to help others users. Well, fuck that, I won't be buying anything from a company that doesn't even provide support for their own products.
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I have this FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable cable-modem that I've always felt was pretty crappy, especially how the manufacturer (AVM) has done real shoddy job with the firmware. One day recently I was up again in the middle of the night and got bored and started fiddling with the box -- I ended up finding several vulnerabilities that gave me full access to the box's internals.

Pretty happy about finding those vulnerabilities since now I can actually make it do stuff. Would be nice finding some technical docs about the Intel Puma 6 SoC that it's running, but it seems all those docs are under NDA or something -- nothing useful is available publicly. I'm also thinking of detailing all of my findings so far somewhere, but I dunno where -- G++ ain't exactly a good fit for heavy loads of text, files and pictures that all need to be ordered coherently.
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Maybe Github? Hackaday.com also has a "projects" section. 
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Every now and then people ask me why I don't play multiplayer - games. Well, it's pretty simple, really: I effing hate cheaters. People are extremely shitty creatures and willing to screw over others just for personal gratification and/or pleasure and, well, multiplayer - games are a perfectly valid example of this.
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Good old 4 play Goldeneye was great because being in the same room as the other players made it much harder to cheat.
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Aaand in our series of horribly stupid engineering decisions I present to you: Acer.

You may have heard of UEFI Fast Boot that basically skips over a bunch of BIOS-stuff and boots the OS as fast as possible. I don't know if any other OS uses it, but Windows does. When you turn off a Windows 8+ - machine Windows saves a partial image of itself to disk and toggles a UEFI-setting for Fast Boot on, whereas restarting the system causes it to toggle the setting off for a regular, longer reboot.

Well, I own this Acer Aspire V3-771G - laptop with UEFI BIOS and Fast Boot works mostly fine. Alas, I just came across a huge issue with it: the system offers no way of turning Fast Boot off if the HDD or OS goes bonkers and that means you can't access BIOS-settings, you can't boot from any other device, you can't access recovery or do much of anything at all. A sane BIOS, if Fast Boot fails, turns the toggle off, but Acer's implementation? It insists forever on doing a Fast Boot, even if you physically remove all drives from the system. In order to boot from any other drive or to access BIOS-settings or anything you have to boot to Windows first and then restart from there!

Every single Acer-system I've ever used have had broken BIOS and it appears mine isn't an exception. If you, whoever is reading this, happen to work at Acer and are working on BIOS-implementations....I want you to kick yourself real hard.
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Ouch. My desktop AsRock board (H97 Anniversary) also has that fast-boot UEFI crap, but if it gets stuck in a fast-boot loop you can get out of it by using the BIOS reset jumper. I imagine that's not possible on a laptop, or at least, not easily done.
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Anyone got any experience with Seeed Studio's PCB-fab service? ( https://www.seeedstudio.com/fusion_pcb.html ) Are they any good, got any comments/thoughts to share?
Electronic modules for makers to DIY projects. Fusion PCB, Laser-cutting, 3D printing & drop shipping services for makers in prototyping & production at Seeedstudio.com.
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+ステパノフローマン  A delay of one week isn't going to crash my world, it's perfectly acceptable for my needs. Thanks for chiming in, as well!
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Do you guys like Teensies? Paul Stoffregen seems to have a Kickstarter up for Teensy 3.5 and 3.6 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulstoffregen/teensy-35-and-36 and I thought to share in case anyone here is interested.

I have no idea personal experience with Teensies, but I hear they're awesome boards and at a quick glance Stoffregen has a lot of libraries and example code available for them, and I hear he has contributed a lot of code to the Arduino-libraries and IDE. I'd like a Teensy 3.6, though I have no idea what I'd even do with all those capabilities. And the fact that its price would be double of what it is on Kickstarter when you add in shipping and customs to Finland :/
Teensy 3.5 & 3.6 - Powerful Microcontrollers For Making Awesome DIY Electronic Projects
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+Dustin B forget about graphics, the kernel is what we are talking about. Graphics are a long way after the kernel.

Basically if you want to run "real Linux" you need a computer on a board. Like a raspberry pie, beagle bone, or any of the other single board PCs. If it is the size you want, get a pie zero.
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I got started my adventures in Arduino-land as I got my ESP8266-based kit a few days ago. I ain't done anything fancy yet as I'm waiting for the rest of the components I ordered to arrive, but I did whip up a base I can use for future-projects; it connects to WIFI, updates time via NTP, allows for OTA-updates of the software and can serve any arbitrary files I upload to it, and it can draw a graph of ten values that are updated once a second. The web-interface even works reasonably well on a mobile screen as shown in one of the pictures, even though I didn't really put much effort in that yet.

I wish there was a good shop around here for components so I didn't have to order everything online, though. At least I'm loving the kit so far.

#esp8266 #arduino  
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I have been playing Fallout 4 the last few days and my opinion so far is: it's playable, but not really much to call home about. If you liked the previous games then Fallout 4 is worth playing through, but it's starting to feel more like an expansion to Fallout 3 than a title with enough improvements to afford it being called a whole new game.

For one, it's a very typical console-port, with environments designed for console-users, hardcoded keybindings, all the ways of interacting with NPCs and the likes have been simplified down as much as possible for being quick and easy to do with a gamepad -- you only ever get 4 different dialog-options, for example, all of which you choose from by pressing arrow-keys in the desired direction. You'd think Bethesda who have been in this business for decades now would have learned not to hardcode keybindings, /but apparently some things are just too difficult for them./

Mechanically the game is also a letdown, what with more-or-less nonexistent AI, enemies respawning out of thin air in areas you haven't visited for a few minutes, lots and lots of stupid trigger-events where enemies magically spawn out of thin air behind you when you do a specific action or walk past a specific point, things getting stuck in floor or ceiling or falling through and so on. The enemies, for example, never try to come up with any special tactics to take you out, they don't try to regroup, they don't try circle around you, they don't go find more of their buddies to bring in on the fight. Enemies are also awful bullet-sponges, which makes pretty much all of your guns feel like pea-shooters -- not much fun.

Dogmeat, the fancy companion Bethesda was trumping up, is more of a major nuisance than anything fun. It falls through walls, ceilings and floors all the time, injuring itself in the process and often pulling enemies with it, it constantly makes this awful whining sound for absolutely no good reason and this whining will definitely start to wear on you, the dog is always in the way, preventing you from looting stuff or blocking your path when you're trying to walk through doors or in small areas. Then there's the fact that it's immortal: there's little reason to care about the dog's well-being or heal it up when it just can't die and gets magically healed back to full health a few seconds after combat is over. It also breaks immersion in a really, really bad way. It's hard to make any sort of emotional connection with a thing that's immortal, stupid as a rock and keeps breaking all imaginable laws of physics.

Visuals and atmosphere, then? Well, we already had games that looked better than this 10 years ago. Textures are kind average at best, 3D-models are rather crude, all animations are even cruder, faces look just downright bad, there is no dark anywhere -- even in a cellar with no light-source whatsoever you can still see just fine, it's just slightly less bright there than elsewhere -- and contrast, both in terms of colour and in terms of light and shadow, is missing pretty much everywhere. The music is bland, and I do not quite feel the musical score Bethesda chose to be blaring every single god damn time you enter combat even for a second fits either the atmosphere or the non-combat music. In either case, the musical score certainly doesn't make much of a positive impression as I can't recall it even 60 seconds after I've quit the game.


#Fallout #Fallout4 #Bethesda #Games
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Hah, I agree Witcher 3 is the only game worthy of being called next gen.

Destiny - just broken, and this paying game price for a DLC is plain rude - will not do that.
Mordor - didn't like, major issues with it, like tripping over tree stumps (yet I can climb 20 foot walls with ease) and kiting orks from 30 foot away thanks to the stupid autoaim 'feautre'.
Nothing else has remotely come close to being engaging.
Most fun I've had has been on on Borderlands Handsome Jack collection and PlanetSide2 ..  :-/
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It's really difficult to find an online store in EU for gaming-laptops that:
1. has a website in English and which isn't totally broken
2. that allows you to customize the laptop to your specs
3. that allows you to select the keyboard you want on the laptop
4. Doesn't have a terrible reputation
5. The company is actually located in EU, not just shipping to EU.

I refuse to even consider name-brand stuff because of stuff like BIOS whitelists for stuff (Lenovo, HP), broken/limited BIOSes (pretty much all of them) or non-standard H/W (Asus ROG-series apparently use a customized MXM 3.0b instead of the standard ones just so you wouldn't be able to replace the GPU on it and would have to instead splurge on a whole new laptop, for example.)

My requirements aren't really something I'd consider outlandish: a 17.3"+ fullHD 1080p IPS-display, a Core i7 CPU, an MXM 3.0b removable GTX 970M 6GB GPU and actually decent cooling. Oh, and a Finnish keyboard. Weight? Irrelevant. Thickness? Equally irrelevant. Battery-life? It'll always be plugged in the wall anyways, so, again, irrelevant. To be quite frank, I'd actually prefer it to be thick and heavy because that way it's not likely to have skimped on cooling or build-quality.

Alas, so far my list consists of only two websites: PCSpecialist ( http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptops/ ) and mySN ( http://www.mysn.eu/index.php ) and the former of those two is a lot more expensive than the latter one and doesn't offer IPS-displays on seemingly any of their 17.3" inch laptops.
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+Charles Gaines Big brand-name OEM, crippled BIOS. No configurator for a customized laptop. Doesn't seem to offer IPS-panels.
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A pansexual gamer chick who loves RPG games the most, though doesn't shy away from occasional slaughter of innocents or helping the walking dead become permanently non-walking ones.

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