Makerbase MKS Servo42

Feb 5th 2019

As most of you are aware Makerbase knocked off the Smart Steppers and even used the firmware from the smart stepper project. Makerbase did not release the firmware many people have asked for … read more

The Cost of Firmware Updates

Jun 28th 2018

I often work on projects where the customer is in a hurry and foregoes the ability to do firmware updates in the field.  The feeling is that the engineering time and cost to do firmware updates a … read more

Static Code Analysis - PC-Lint

May 25th 2018

In order to improve my firmware I decided to start looking at static code analysis tools.  PC-Lint came recommended to me and so I thought I would give it try and share my results here. Firs … read more

Tera Term

May 20th 2018

For years I have used TeraTerm as my serial terminal window. Teraterm has some nice features:Automatic reconnect - when USB serial port is unplugged teraterm disconnects, when it is plugged back … read more

Marginal Analysis of Project Schedules

May 11th 2018

A friend of mine who also does contract engineering was mentioning that a customer of his was getting rid of their engineer. Of course, I mentioned that if they needed more help to let me know. He … read more