Here are the changes:
- Fixed bug that caused an error message when there is a space in the name of the HEX file or in the path to your user folder.
Now, the juicy part …
This is the first version of the Blocktinu Windows Desktop Application.
- How, as part of the app, there are 2 pre-compiled programs that you could conveniently use to test your newly assembled board.
- Just an empty app that will allow you to see if the binary code goes from the your computer (if drivers have been installed correctly) through the USBasp ISP programmer and, into the microcontroller. That could also be used to check if the board has been assembled correctly.
- The other one is a simple app that will make any LED connected (through a resistor, of course) to any of the 5 available I/O pins – PB0, PB1, PB2, PB3, PB4 – blink. That could be used to test if the boards and the shields have been assembled correctly.
Using these 2 pre-compiled programs does not require anything that just pressing the “Upload” buttons on the screen – no writing code, no compiling, building or downloading.
The latest version is available for download at: https://bitbucket.org/tinusaur/blocktinu-tools-win/downloads/blocktinu-tools-1.1.1-install.zip
More information is also available at blocktinu.com.
Please, let us know what do you think.
Thanks a lot for your contribution to the campaign and for the support of our project. We have just passed the 10% mark! As usual, our campaign goes slow but steady.
Please, if you can, spread the word about our project, share it with people that might be interested.
All the best,
The TINUSAUR Team.
Campaign link: http://igg.me/at/tinusaur
Project link: http://tinusaur.org
- A small robot car that you could build yourself and program it to follow a black line on the floor.
- A small game platform, that you could build and program yourself.
Those are the Tinusaur project goodies. They can help you learn, teach and make things with microcontrollers, and have fun at the same time. This is what the Tinusaur project is about.
Next Monday, on January 22nd we are launching a crowdfunding campaign to make more of those fun projects.
Join us at http://igg.me/at/tinusaur and subscribe for updates about the launch.
We have just re-opened our online store.
Check it out at http://tinusaur.storenvy.com.
We are 179% funded! This would’ve not happened without you.
- 179% funded on February 20, 2017
- $4,675 USD total funds raised
We will be posting updates regularly, as often as there’s something to update you about.
All the best,
The Tinusaur Team.
As you may have noticed we’ve extended our campaign by a couple of days to allow more people to get their perks over the weekend.
We’re 175% over our original goal, $4522 raised – with 12 hours still left to go.
We’re so excited that we’ve decided to make this pledge: if we reach 200% or $5000 (whichever happens first) before the end of the campaign (i.e. in about 12 hours) we promise that we will make the Tinusaur Car – a 2-wheel mini car that can follow a line – and we will make it available on our website.
We are already building a working prototype.
What can you do to help us reach our next goal?
- Go to our campaign https://igg.me/at/tinusaur support us – get a perk.
- Share our campaign link https://igg.me/at/tinusaur with your friends or through your social media channels.
Wish us luck for the next 12 hours!
The Tinusaur Team.
We are 140% funded and there are only 16 hours left of our Indiegogo campaign.
This would’ve not happened without your support. 🙂
By continuing to support our cause you will help us get even more Tinusaur kits to our students.
Not interested in getting a Tinusaur board? You can donate to the project! Our promise: we will spend the money to bring the Tinusaur boards to even more students … as we’ve done it before.
Neither of those is for you? No problem. You could just share our campaign link https://igg.me/at/tinusaur to your social media channels such like Facebook, Twitter, or whatever you prefer.
Just a quick reminder: After the campaign is over the price of the boards, the kits, and the shipping will go slightly up so now is the best time get a bunch them.
Thanks again for your support.
Last week we’ve launched our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and, as of a few minutes ago, we’ve reached 1/3-rd of our goal already. 🙂
In case you’re not familiar what the Tinusaur project is about …
A small board with a tiny chip on it that comes as an assembly kit – a small package with parts and you get the chance to learn how to solder it. This circuit is so simple that there are very few things that could go wrong. It’s been around for over 3 years and used in schools and universities to educate young people in both hardware and software. With this campaign, you could help us produce more of the Tinusaur boards, bring the cost down to $3 per basic “lite” board and allow more people to be able to get them.
The Tinusaur boards are powered by the Atmel ATtiny85 microcontroller. You could program your Tinusaur board with the Arduino development environment, or if you chose so – using the plain old C/C++ compiler, or … using whatever you prefer.
The success of this campaign will help us produce our boards and kits in much larger quantities and bring the coast down. That will allow us to have the basic “lite” boards for as little as $3/pcs – that will make them available for even more people.
Help us spread the word – just share it. But, if you like the idea and the project, you could back us up. Here’s the link: https://igg.me/at/tinusaur.
Thanks in advance for your support.
2016 has been a great year!
Over 20 workshops, lectures, seminars, courses. One Indiegogo campaign. Hundreds of people started using the Tinusaur platform.
So, what’s next?
Our Q1 goal: Launch new Indiegogo campaign in February to produce 1000 Tinusaur kits and bring the cost down to $2 per basic kit.
This will make our boards available and affordable for everyone.
Isn’t that great! 🙂
Our focus: Learn+Educate+Make
Split the content into 3:
- For Learners – Learn how to program microcontrollers. Assemble one yourself.
- For Educators – Teach others how to work with microcontrollers. Help them assemble one themselves.
- For Makers – Build things with tiny microcontrollers. Use your creativity under the constraints of the Tinusaur platform and share it with the community.