LPC1343 based Electronic Business Card

A business card is something which represent a person’s expertise. So the author actually create a USB thumb drive circuit that contained his resume and contact information. This was also a great way to experience coding for USB applications using the Cortex M series of microcontrollers. However, this project is actually an advanced version of what he made. The earlier one was a little slow when read/write speed was concerned and also a little heavy on memory. Another change he made was to replace the Molex USB Connector which he did by using an board connector with the help of three electrical tapes. The card has been built around a LPC1343, a 48 pin IC with a built-in USB ROM library, and an Atmel AT45DB series flash chip that would become the storage. The source code of the ARM Cortex M processor as well as the IC is available along with the Eagle library of different parts used so that you can create your own circuit. Continue reading

DIY USB business card shows your real electronics skills

If you are electronics engineer and want to impress your future employer – the best way is literally to show some results. Brian Carrigan without a doubt went with custom USB businees card based on LPC1343 microcontroller. He attached an AT45DB SPI flash chip to it to gain additional storage where he put his resume and project details of card itself. Business card is recognized as USB mass storage devices, so contents ca n be accesses almost immediately once it is plugged to PC USB board. Continue reading

How to get a dream job in a minute

I believe it sounds a bit unreal, but it may work. To get job is pretty easy, but first you need to make a good impression to your future employer. Sending perfect resume doesn’t guarantee a success, because all your competitors are smart enough to make their own CV look great so there is a little chance that yours will get exceptional attention. There is another way to make you see different. So Ramiro, the guy who is looking for his dream job decided to design a business card which would contain all aspects of perfect employee: contact information, professionalism, engineering skills, and even more to be used as useful gadget. This business card is not a piece of paper, but PCB with Microcontroller and memory. PIC 24FJ64GB002 microcontroller contains an USB interface that enables card to act as generic flash stick. That can be plugged to PC USB port. It contains an autorun function that automatically loads resume and other portfolio. Card also can be used for other applications like data acquisition or other tasks. But probably main purpose… Continue reading