## The End of A Journey Does Not Matter, It Is the Journey That Matters, In the End

I started off this week by briefing a new intern that will be taking over my project as this is my last week of internship. I organized so that I can explain everything on the project by going through one by one from the basics to the complicated process of Read more…

## When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough

I continued to work on the large microphone only to find it was not working. It was weird as it has same characteristics as the small microphone and the design worked on the small microphone. I tried to change the width of the debouncer and tried a design without debouncer Read more…

## Module by Module

I carried on with the task of designing the modules in Verilog. I had chosen to work on the Infrared Transmitter and Infrared Receiver. This was quite exciting as it was my first time to work on two modules that work together. I already started designing the code for the Read more…

## Half Done

At the beginning of this week, I realized I had only another month of internship to go which made me feel bad over the fact that I was not done with at least half of the sensors. I was determined to be as fast as I can in finishing them. Read more…

## Input Characteristics Determine Debounce Time

After much reading and some calculations, I learnt that theoretically the ideal bits of the LFSR counter in my design should result in the range of 300 µs to 5 ms debounce time. The width had to be quite large since the FPGA board clock speed was 100 MHz. For Read more…

## One by One Till All Done

Modifying the debouncer design was how this week started and end for me. I used a counter for my previous design but this was not recommended by Dr. Shawn since it takes up a lot of space and the design could be simplified even further just by using a Linear Read more…

## Debouncing

Bouncing is the likelihood of metals to come into contact with each other, when the contact is opened or closed, producing unwanted multiple signals. Debouncing is the method of making sure only one desired signal is produced based on a single opening or closing of a contact. I have proceeded Read more…

## What Happiness Sounds Like…

My work on the passive buzzer had entered its 4th week. I did not like that 4 weeks means a month. When days become weeks, and weeks become a month, you know your work performance is not doing good and you need to do something about it. I wish I Read more…

## Time is Never Enough

I thought taking few days off the week would leave me regretting for my work productivity as the time spent would not be enough. However, this week went alright. Well time is never enough of course, but this week was slightly better than some of the weeks before. I paused Read more…

## Stop Counting The Effort. Make The Effort Actually Counts.

Unfortunately, this week did not go the way I planned. I worked extra days to cover a few leaves I plan to take later, thus with more time spent on work for the week, I should be accomplishing more.  However, this is one of the cliche time when quantity does Read more…