The ProPico, an improved Raspberry Pi Pico board
December 19, 2023
Have you ever wondered what makes something "Pro"? Many companies use "Pro" for their most expensive products as if they actually offer any real value to professionals. Well, I believe it should offer meaningful improvements over the base model, for people who actually use these tools for work and expect appropriate performance from them. With that being said, you all know I love the RP2040 and the Raspberry Pi Pico...
How I went about driving an EL320.240.36 display and why the RP2040 PIO is amazing
November 12, 2023
I have always been fascinated by different display technologies, and try to collect and preserve the unique ones. At the age of 13 I already wanted to build a nixie clock just because I liked the way they looked. At 15 I ordered a box of POS terminals just to extract the VFD displays form them. And when I was 17, I ordered an obscure soviet plasma display just for the sake of it.