Inspired by the Larson Scanner project, I finally broke out my Arduino and ported the code from the ATtiny to the ATmega. (The Arduino IDE runs fine with openjdk-6.) I’m sure the power usage is terrible, but I wasn’t after long battery life. I wanted my very own Cylon eye.
Later in the weekend I grabbed a AAA-battery holder and hooked that up so the eye is untethered from the USB power source. Next up, coding the pesky self-awareness.
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