29039 N. 59th Street, Cave Creek AZ 85331
Phone (480) 215-1340 
gminns@minns.com
 
 
 
Recent Projects

Nov 2002 : Experimental AutoPilot with integral GPS to replace aircraft gyros. Implemented with Rabbit processor, programmed in Dynamic-Cİ (Z-World). Has dot matrix LCD for user interface.

Dec 2002 :  Air/Auto Charger for laptops and other portable devices. Several user-programmable voltage and current limit ranges. Implemented with PIC16F873 in assembly language.

Jan 2003 : Dental UV  Lamp for rapid curing of dental adhesives and fillings. A small battery-operated device that uses a 5W LED in the UV spectrum. Implemented with Atmel AVR ATTiny15L.

Feb 2003 : DVD VF Display Subsystem to drive Chip-On-Glass vacuum fluorescent display via a serial interface. Implmented with Atmel AVR AT90S8515.

Mar 2003 : Blood Pressure Instrument  to replace mercury instruments in hospitals and doctors' offices. Implemented with Atmel AVR ATmega16L, Software using UML with VisualState and IAR C Compiler. FDA 510K device.

April 2003: Commercial LightingControl for modulation of 8 channels of high intensity LEDs of various colors. Provides user programmable color blending and pattern effects. Uses Atmel AVR ATmega16L programmed in C. Development of production version, with custom injected molded case designed by GMA.

April 2003: Personal Race Timer prototype for track, bike, and other athletic events. Training stopwatch with unique sensing technology for simplified setup at the finish line. Uses Atmel 16L processor, with code in C. 

May 2003: Surround Sound Processor for decoding Dolby-encoded audio sources. Has Ethernet port for remote control and configuration. Implemented with Atmel AVR ATmega128, Visual State, and IAR C compiler.

May 2003: Completed feasibility study for 3rd generation Dental UV Lamp with enhanced UV light output and expanded functionality; for curing dental composites. Involved complex thermal and optical systems analysis.

June 2003: Development of production version of Personal Race Timer launched. Will have injection molded case and elastomeric rubber keypads, with custom LCD display.

Feb 2004 Completed development of 3rd generation Dental UV Lamp with enhanced UV light output and expanded functionality; for curing dental composites. Involved complex thermal and optical systems analysis, and product industrial design. 

August  2004:  Desktop materials tester for automatic measurement of visco-elasticity and other material characterisitics.

 
 

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29039 N. 59th Street, Cave Creek AZ 85331
Phone (480) 215-1340
gminns@minns.com