In my project, I had the need for a calendar in a few of my views, and after looking around a bit, I found a nice and simple calendar helper. The helper works fine and dandy, but doesnt quite do all of the things I needed; namely, what was missing was a weekly calendar view that displays an hourly schedule one week at a time.
I made a quick little video that demonstrates the prototype of my desktop clock. In the next few days I’ll be posting a project page with schematics, the board layout, firmware, and instructions on how to build your own. Later, I may introduce a kit that can be purchased that would include all of the parts needed to build this clock.
And without any further yammering, here is the video:
I’ve found this interesting blog by Flylogic Engineering, a company that focuses on hardware security analysis. In their blog, they examine several popular microcontrollers and other ICs pointing out some interesting details in their design and possible attack vectors. In their analysis, they take a look at security at the hardware level by extracting the IC die from its package and taking a look at the silicon under a microscope. They then remove each metalization layer, one at a time, photographing each layer as they make their way down to the lower levels. I find this fascinating and highly recommend that you take a look.