NESpad

An NES gamepad library for Arduino. One use of this is to allow your Arduino access to the status of 8 buttons (up, down, left, right, A, B, START, SELECT) using only 3 digital pins (for STROBE/LATCH, CLOCK, DATA). 3 pins is a tall order on my Arduino Uno, but for the new Due it’s […]

Arduino-serial: C code to talk to Arduino

Relevant to my recent interests. I bought an Arduino Uno this weekend and the amount of ideas I have right now are scary. The primary benefit of this C library is that it will not trigger a reset on the board. This means you can stream data at intervals and not get a reset.

‘Financial Martial Law’ In Michigan

I hope you liked that whole democracy thing while it lasted, Michigan, because it’s gone now. Zero-oversight financial managers appointed by the governor will be able to shut down your entire city, get paid whatever they want, and you can’t do a thing about it.

Comments Are Enabled

For the first time in a long time, the comments are turned on here at Extra Future HQ. You can comment on any post, I imagine I’ll turn comments off on older posts, but we shall see. Don’t make me regret this.

Closing Tabs 5/27/09

Super Mario 64 longplay, grabbing all 120 stars. If you were under the age of 30 when this came out, goodbye afternoon. It’s such an astoundingly well put together game. At every stage, care was taken to make sure it “felt” right. Jason Scott‘s talk about Platform Studies has me rekindling my love affair with […]

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My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful objects for a troubled world in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. I'm a designer / developer at Occipital.

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