This site is about programming, robotics, and electronics. Languages discussed include, Java, C/C++, Assembly, and BASIC. Wait, BASIC? Heck yeah. I grew up on Color BASIC for the Color Computer 3. I'll be adding back my favorite articles from the old 8BitCoder site, and adding new tutorials and code breakdowns.

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3x3 Interface Board

Sep 9, 2019

I transferred my 3x3 breadboard circuit to a protoboard. Now calling it an interface board. Much easier to work with as a protoboard, and learned a few things that will transfer nicely to the 8x8 interface boards.


Touch Display

Aug 23, 2019

Using new hardware. I got my touch display hooked up I use it for a GUI instead of the OLED display. Piece input is working a lot better, although reed switches continue to be a problem. You can check out the YouTube video or the Read more below to find out more.


MCP Board Draft 2 & 3

Aug 20, 2019

Made a couple versions of my MCP board. One holds 2 MCP23017, the other holds 4. The 4 chip version will make it so I only need 2 of them, but the extra wiring involved might make the 2 chip version more appealing. Easier to wire up, test and might make it easier to find where to put the circuit boards on the chess board.


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