Welcome to my private website on software development for microcontrollers. These pages are intended for education in technology which particularly means learning how to program modern microcontrollers and get deeper into the topic.
Site owner: Peter Baier, 67346 Speyer, Germany, webmaster[at]micromaker.de
Something about me, if you are interested: I graduated from college in science (Physics and IT with English as a secondary subject) in the 1990s, earned a teaching degree in secondary education and have been working as a science teacher for more than 20 years. Recently I have been sacked by state school authorities because the highly “democratic” state government in Rhineland-Pallatinate has a severe problem with people who speak out different opinions that do not follow the official government’s guidelines. “Freedom of speech” does not longer exist in this country. We’re back in the “GDR“.
After having graduated from college and before starting teaching professionally I worked as a software and hardware developer for more than half a decade. Mainly I had been occupied with projects in the field of technique of measurement, sensor interfacing, database development. Also I have been occupied with macro programming for Microsoft products and learning software.
About 20 years ago I discovered the world of microcontrollers (MCUs) and became fascinated from he first contact on. As a spare time activity I built a lot of electronic gadgets with AVR RISC machines like dive computers, remote controls, amateur radio equipment and much more. I had even designed a new control unit for our washing machine as the old mechanical driven switch unit gave up.
My main language nowadays is the “C” programming language, but there also were lots of projects in Visual Basic and PASCAL the recent decades. Today all my computer work is in the embedded systems sector (AVR 8-Bit and STM32 32-Bit microcontrollers) for my private radio and scuba diving material.
Amateur radio activities: My callsign is DK7IH. Before gaining my radio amateur license in 1987 I have long been a home constructor of radio equipment. Must have been a virus I aquired from my father who built vacuum tube equipped radios, remote controls for ship models and other radio and electronics related stuff.
Besides technical hobbies I also love sports, e. g. scuba diving, cycling, hiking and, in general, outdoor activities.