Leonardo Miliani

Author's details

Name: Leonardo Miliani
Date registered: 24 September 2006
URL: http://www.leonardomiliani.com


Appassionato di computer e programmazione da sempre. Altre passioni sono la fotografia, l'astronomia, il trekking, le scienze naturali, la bicicletta, i fuoristrada.

Latest posts

  1. Today is the 35th birthday of Pac-Man — Friday May 22nd, 2015
  2. Arduino IDE 1.6.1 and Attiny/Atmega644/1284 cores — Thursday March 12th, 2015
  3. One of the Atari 2600 developers passes away — Wednesday February 25th, 2015
  4. Arduino: peace still far away between Banzi and Martino — Thursday February 19th, 2015
  5. Arduino got in troubles, two corporates behind the boards — Wednesday February 11th, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. leOS, a simple OS for Arduino — 31 comments
  2. swRTC, a software Real-Time Clock — 25 comments
  3. looper, a software scheduler for Arduino — 15 comments
  4. Add Atmega644P/1284P support to Arduino IDE 1.0.x (updated) — 14 comments
  5. How to use the tinyAVR MCUs with the Arduino IDE 1.5.x — 12 comments

Author's posts listings

May 22 2015

Today is the 35th birthday of Pac-Man

On may, 22, 1980 Pac-Man, one of the most successful arcade games ever was first published, so important that the image of Pac-Man is often used as the icon that represents the whole videogames’world. It is said that the idea of Pac-Man was conceived by Tohru Iwatani while eating a pizza: in fact, Pac-Man is …

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Mar 12 2015

Arduino IDE 1.6.1 and Attiny/Atmega644/1284 cores

The version 1.6.1 of the Arduino IDE has been released a couple of days ago. This release finally solve the problem of the boards marked “Arduino.org” that weren’t recognized correctly under Windows systems and the drivers weren’t installed due to USB PID/VID changes. I want also inform users of my cores for AttinyX4/X5/X313 and Atmega644/1284 that …

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Feb 25 2015

One of the Atari 2600 developers passes away

Steve Bristow

Steve Bristow, one of the developers of the most famous Atari games and the Atari 2600, one of the first and best known home videogame consoles, passed away on February, 22th. He helped Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, that lately founded Atari, to develop Computer Space, that is commonly accepted as the world’s first commercially sold coin-operated …

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Feb 19 2015

Arduino: peace still far away between Banzi and Martino

It was a week ago that the first rumors inside Arduino about possible divergences between Banzi and one of the other founders, Martino, but the peace still seems to be far away yet. In fact, during the last days the parts continued to move accusations each other. With Banzi that sadly blaims himself  because he …

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Feb 11 2015

Arduino got in troubles, two corporates behind the boards

A shocking news has been published on several italian newspapers, a couple of days ago. In an interview, a person named Federico Musto claimed to have been elected as the new CEO of Arduino, keeping the place that Massimo Banzi had hold until now. Federico Musto stated that the move has been done in an …

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Dec 12 2014

How to solve the upgrading problems of Flash Player on OSX

Today Macromedia has released Flash Player If you had visited a page containing a Flash application maybe you’d received a message that suggested you to update the player. And, inevitably, you won’t be able to do it! This did occur because the Flash Player installer is buggy and the installation process will halt with an error… After …

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Nov 29 2014

New Attiny core for the Arduino IDE v.1.5.8

I’ve updated the Attiny core for the Arduino IDE v.1.5.8 by adding the library tinyISP (originally written by Jack Christensen and modified by me with the adding of the support for the Attiny2313 & 4313 MCUs) that can be used to manage the SPI communications with the microcontrollers of the Attiny family, that they don’t …

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Nov 28 2014

Updated Atmega644P/1284P core for Arduino IDE 1.5.8

I’ve updated the Atmega644P/1284P core for the Arduino IDE 1.5.8: if you’re using this version, you have to update the core because the previous one, for the Arduino IDE 1.5.7, isn’t compatible anymore due to the rewriting of the SPI library (expand the article for the link).

Nov 18 2014

New look for the Arduino boards

Few days ago, the new look that will be adopted for the Arduino boards has been presented on the official blog. A new shade, teal instead of the old blue, and new graphics, slimmer than in the past, and characters font, have been adopted. These solutions have been adopted to fight the growing market of …

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Oct 02 2014

Which compression method do we have to choose for our archives?

We usually have to move at a glance a lot of files, and some of them can be very big, from a device to another one. For praticity and to save space we use the so-called compressed archives. A compressed archive is just a unique, big file, that incudes one or several files in a …

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