Posts with the tag electronics

Open Workbench Logic Sniffer

The Open Workbench Logic Sniffer is a great tool for everyday tasks in electronics. It is a cheap logic analyzer with software for all major operating systems. As a bonus, the hardware is open-source!


As of 2012-03-02, OLS is the most up-to-date software being updated regularly.

OLS (jawi / ols )

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Buy Electronic Parts in the USA

If you need small electronic parts such as a AND gate in TTL logic, you may read on, how to find the parts you need and where to buy them.

To find out what part would fit your needs best, check out the manufacturers websites such as Texas Instruments:

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Xilinx ISE WebPACK

Get it from the website, install and run




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AVR Studio 4.15 using Wine

What works:

  • open and build a c-project (WinAVR) for atmega8

What was not tested:

  • programming a device

Here's what i did:

  • On a new wine installation, use winetricks for corefonts, allfonts, dcom98. This also sets native overrides for some OLE dlls.
  • With winecfg, set default overrides for ole32, oleaut32, rpcrt4 back to builtin,native. Leave Version to...

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Use lm-sensors to read out I2C/ISA hardware (check temperatures, ...)

Many motherboards have electronic chips that control fan speed or measure temperatures. Some are connected via I2C, others via ISA. Most of them can be read out using lm-sensors on Linux computers.

Install the lm-sensors package using:

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

Try to detect the chips (sensors) connected to your...

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