After somehow surviving my first term of year 2, Ryan and I headed back to the warm bosom of our home town in the east.
No wait that’s wrong…OK the still-pretty-cold-but-more-homely bosom of our home town.
It isn’t exactly like university will let to slack off either, a smattering of coursework for every module still running is my Christmas treat to look forwards too! One of which even due in on the very day we return, a DVM (Digital Volt Meter) using some hardware and all powered by the STM32F4-Discovery board.
Luckily “I floop the pig.” is exactly 16 characters long to fit on the screen. The torch is necessary because we didn’t get given backlit LCDs (the stingy bastards).
Needs to display a voltage (obviously) using the onboard ADC, to a parallel LCD, a series of LEDs, and a terminal using RS232 with a switchable baud rate amongst others.
It’s a lot harder to get your head around than an Arduino, but as a result it’s faster, has more GPIO pins and more onboard features as standard and is only ~£10.
Asides from work, anything else cool to show?
Well, no, not really.
I turned 21 on the 15th but I’ve felt that gradual and unstoppable change into an adult since last year. Emails have risen 10-fold, work now meaty enough to stop me attempting anything too lasting as a past-time, I’ve even started being careful with money! *CRACKLEOFLIGHTNING*.
Hmm, actually that’s not bad. But what is scary, is to think that I (hopefully) have my placement for next year, I’ll have my final year after that, then graduation and probably then onto full-time work. For the next 40+ years. Until…retirement? Huh.
Somehow those 6-week school summers seem rather trivial, don’t they?
But until then, I’m about to start an 18+ hour LAN party with some friends of mine. Toodles!