wtorek, 27 marca 2018

Highlight colors customization for Calc

In Calc it is possible to activate "Value Highlighting" mode (Ctrl + F8). When activated, Calc displays cell contents in different colors, depending on type. By default Text cells are formatted in black, formulas in green, number cells in blue, and protected cells are shown with light grey background, no matter how their display is formatted. There was no possibility to change default colors what could be a problem for a color blind person. During my work for Collabora Productivity I introduced new entries to the "Application colors" tab in Calc options to fix this issue:

czwartek, 15 lutego 2018

Nixie clock #3 - NodeMCU & auto time update

Previous post: Nixie clock #2

Recently I finished my clock (electronics). All the code is uploaded on my github profile: clock repo.
I added automatic time update done by NodeMCU which connects to my predefined WiFi Access Point and after receiving the time, sends it over UART to the atmega microcontroller.

Spaghetti for testing and results:

Now I should design a case for this device...

wtorek, 2 stycznia 2018

Connect to the bluetooth serial port in linux

From time to time I use my bluetoth module HC-05 to communicate with microcontroller. Every time I have the same problem because I don't remember how to do that. Short receipe working for me (at least for openSUSE):
 sudo bluetoothctl  
 power on  
 agent on  
 scan on  
 pair <MAC>  
 sudo killall rfcomm  
 sudo rfcomm connect /dev/rfcomm0 <MAC> 1  

/dev/rfcomm0 is ready to use now.