The A2Z Machine is a Z Machine emulator I ported to the Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 Express. It plays interactive fiction games like Zork, which I wrote about last October. I recently made a few enhancements that I would like to share. TinyUSB support – TinyUSB is big (no pun intended). TinyUSB allows the ItsyBitsy to […]

This is the third in a series of articles about using microcontroller devices with e-paper displays for displaying dynamic calendars. The custom Featherwing described in this article is available for purchase on Tindie. I wanted to create a few projects interfacing an e-paper display with the Adafruit HUZZAH 8266 and HUZZAH 32. The HUZZAH microcontrollers […]

This is the second in a series of articles about using microcontroller devices with e-paper displays for displaying dynamic calendars. A year ago a concept video was created by Japanese designer Kosho Tsuboi about a device called a magic calendar, which is an e-paper device that displays an events calendar and will automatically update when an […]

This is the first in a series of articles about using microcontroller devices with e-paper displays for displaying dynamic calendars. Standards can be a wonderful thing. At their best, they let computer hardware and software inter-operate between multiple vendors. Take calendar standards, for example. With the iCalendar standard, you can send a meeting invite from […]

When I started this blog two years ago, my first article described a hot potato game I wrote using the original Circuit Playground (before there was a Circuit Playground Express version). Now two years later I have created another game, the “Magic Hallowing”. Inspired by the children’s toy “Magic 8-Ball”, this Arduino sketch turns an Adafruit Hallowing […]