Software

Stopwatch for Fluorescence: Firmware Update Version 2.3!

Stopwatch for Fluorescence: Firmware Update Version 2.3!

New Features of Version 2.3

  • Use Fluorescence as a stopwatch!

  • The colors of spectrum fade are now customizable in level of saturation and brightness!´

  • Customization is made possible by a more efficient color space transform algorithm that uses fast 32 bit fixed point arithmetics to calculate a transform between HSL and RGB

Simple Object Oriented Code in Plain C

Simple Object Oriented Code in Plain C

We use C++ to learn all the essentials and beauties (did I really just say that?) of object oriented programming. The language supplies us with tools to create classes, methods and everything that comes with it, like inheritance and polymorphism. Based on our previous brief knowledge of structs in I call it ‘Plain-C’, we’ve developed an understanding how classes work. But can we write object oriented code in plain C?

A brief history of Character Encoding + Printing Emojis using Terminal

A brief history of Character Encoding + Printing Emojis using Terminal

The ASCII Character Encoding

Until now, we have always been working with a very limited set of characters when creating our programs in C. The ASCII encoding (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) consists of 128 characters in total with 95 of them printable and 33 non-printable.

Fluorescence & More: Dear Fellow Creators

Fluorescence & More: Dear Fellow Creators

Just a warm hello from me. It's been a long time since I have made some public blog posts or announcements. So here I am now, with a few really exciting things to announce. Let's get right into it.

OpenVFD/Fluorescence Firmware Version 3

Preparing Fluorescence Kits & The VFD Collective is now on GitHub!

Preparing Fluorescence Kits & The VFD Collective is now on GitHub!

Berlin. It's one of those days in January where most of the people just get up and go to work because they really have to. Not that it's freezing outside. No not even close. Just the grey, dreary sky and the light drizzle going on, probably for weeks again, already...

The VFD Clock Software

The VFD Clock Software

OpenVFD incorporates a full Arduino® Uno® compatible platform and is built upon the Arduino® environment. The code is written in Arduino® C for everyone to understand, to take apart and to participate.

We show you how the OpenVFD software works!