USB and UDP using an AVR

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If you understand that alphabet soup title you’re in for a treat. Igor Cesko’s original project was constructing an IR interface for his computer so he could control it remotely. He built a simple serial dongle for this task because he didn’t want to use a microcontroller for decoding the IR. USB is becoming far more common than serial interfaces so Igor decided to try programming a microcontroller for USB communication. His controller works for his IR project, but it should be easy to use for any other project you want a USB interface on. His most recent project was teaching an AVR to do UDP. Using his IR -> UDP device and a crossover cable he can place the receiver farther away from the computer. It requires a full duplex connection and has been tested connected directly to a NIC. It’s unknown whether it will function properly connected to a router.

[thanks johannes]

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Hack-A-Day completes 10^6 points

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It has only been a month since [BillyTheImpaler] posted his Folding@Home How-to and the Hack-A-Day team has already completed 1,000,000 points. Great job team!

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Hackaday links

With the AOL deal I’ve been hearing a lot of “remember Winamp…” Waxy had the Justin Frankel link I needed.

It has been less than a week since the coupon I used to buy my monitor expired; now you can get a 24″ Dell for $780. Hmm