ESPixelStick V2 Group Buy

This post has been updated for the first round of 2017 Group Buys. This buy will last 3 weeks, ending on February 10th and I expect to start shipping boards out the week of March 13th. All orders for the group buy must be placed and paid for by midnight […]

ESPixelStick Group Buy

The ESPixelStick Group Buy is here!  Details can be found on and  Everything you want to know about the ESPixelStick can be found at  The group buy ends on 8/23, so get it in quick!


ESPixelStick – An E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller What is it? A cost effective solution for driving a universe of pixels via E1.31 over WiFi.  The controller itself fits in 1″ thin wall PVC to enable embedding with the fixture its controlling. From a hardware perspective, the ESPixelStick is a pixel driver […]

WS2811 the Easy Way with XCL on a Xmega8E5

Want pure hardware generation of  a WS2811 signal?  No funky buffers that take CPU time to setup or tricks to bend SPI to your will?  Here’s a straight pure hardware way to generate a WS2811 stream with minimal CPU time on a Xmega8E5 by taking advantage of the XCL (XMEGA Custom […]

How to configure an AVR XMega for 32MHz

Here’s how to quickly and easily get your Atmel AVR XMEGA running at a very stable 32MHz without a crystal.  This will enable both the 32Khz and 32MHz internal oscillators, using the 32KHz oscillator for DFLL calibration and switch the XMEGA to the 32MHz clock.  I’ve used the USART at […]

How to repair Nano CP X Landing Gear

Here’s a quick way to repair and strengthen your Nano CP X landing gear, getting you back in the air within the hour!  About four packs into my new Nano CP X, I managed to snap the landing gear.  The stock gear is pretty worthless in its factory form.  There […]

FloodBrain – 18 Channel 10W RGB LED Floodlight System

Here’s a few details on the flood light system I designed for our Halloween display this year.  This is the first real project I’ve ever done from scratch with a micro of any kind.  I’ve dabbled with AVRs on breadboards and built my fair share of kits, but had never […]

How to make a Ridgid R4512 Zero Clearance Insert

DIY Zero Clearance Insert for a Ridgid R4512 Here’s a quick and easy way how to make a Ridgid R4512 Zero Clearance Insert.  All you need is some 3/16″ hardboard, screws (or carpet tape), and a flush trim router bit. How to do it Trace out your OEM insert onto the […]

R4512 ZCI