David L. Jones, maker of, among many other things, the awesome uWatch, is producing a really cool Electrical Engineering-themed video blog/podcast called ‘EEVblog‘. I don’t why it took me this long to realize what an informative and hilarious video podcast this is, but a couple recent episodes really sucked me in. I am now a huge fan.
Anyone familiar with the blog knows that I have a special love for internet streaming radio, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that this demo board immediate caught my eye.
The demo board’s features include ethernet, a dedicated MP3 decoder IC, pushbutton user interface, and a cool OLED matrix display. The PIC18F67J60 includes an ethernet PHY on-chip, which makes for a very simple way to add network connectivity to the microcontroller. Sadly, unlike my usual hacking platform, there isn’t any wireless on-board, but given the extremely small size and downloadable source code, I am really tempted to get one of these to play with.