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DMC Boston's 20th Anniversary Party
Dan Freve

DMC Boston's 20th Anniversary Party

DMC is turning 20 this year, and we're hosting events in each of our five office locations to celebrate. Although our official anniversary date is in July, we marked DMC's 20-year milestone at the Boston office at the end of June.  Before the party began, Dan took some of the Chicago office visitors sailing in the Boston Harbor. The weather was great and everyone got to see an amazing sunset. Some of the DMCer's had never been sailing before, so it was a unique experience...

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Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary With DMC Boston
Dan Freve

Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary With DMC Boston

DMC is turning 20 this year, proving that time really does fly when you're having fun! We'll be celebrating throughout the year, and wanted to cordially invite you to help mark this milestone with a party at our Boston office! Join us on June 22, 2016 for food, drinks, and fun as we toast to 20 years of DMC and counting! DMC's 20th Anniversary Party - Boston June 22, 2016 4 - 10 p.m. 20 Holland St., Suite 408 Somerville, MA 02144 [Directions] Our 20th Anniversary Party wil...

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fDMC Boston's Grand Opening Party
Dan Freve

fDMC Boston's Grand Opening Party

DMC's Boston Office held its Grand Opening Party last Thursday, June 5. Although the East Coast office has been open for over a year, we took our time getting it shipshape before inviting our clients, vendors, neighbors, and friends over to celebrate. Over 70 guests joined the DMC Boston team for a fun night at office, located in the heart of Davis Square. Everyone filled up on barbecue and mac & cheese from nearby Redbones BBQ and sampled a pale ale and bourbon ale from our offi...

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Attend DMC Boston's Grand Opening Party
Dan Freve

Attend DMC Boston's Grand Opening Party

DMC started doing business in our Boston office back in July of 2013, but now that the last nail is in place and coat of paint is dry we're ready for a party! You're cordially invited to join us for DMC Boston's Grand Opening party on Thursday, June 5, 2014.   DMC Boston's Grand Opening Party June 5, 2014 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. 20 Holland St., Suite 408 Somerville, MA 02144 [Driving Directions] Join in celebrating DMC's newest office at our first ever B...

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Meet the DMC Boston Team
Dan Freve

Meet the DMC Boston Team

DMC is excited to have opened a Boston office to better serve our partners and customers in Massachusetts, the Northeast, and throughout the world. Allow us to proudly introduce you to our Boston staff:     Dan Freve, Project Director Hometown: Elkhart, IN Education: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Certifications: Siemens Solution Partner, MCPD Windows Developer 4 Favorite Gadget: Raspberry Pi First Concer...

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DMC's First Golf Tournament
Dan Freve

DMC's First Golf Tournament

Several DMC employees recently took to the links for our first company golf tournament. Seven of us split into two teams and headed to the Sydney R. Marovitz golf course. Team A:  Devon Fritz, Dan Freve, and Rick Rietz Team B:  Jesse Batsche, Ken Brey, Spencer Glesmann, and Jason Mayes We played a scramble format on the 9-hole course, and everyone had a blast golfing adjacent to Lake Michigan. Team A finished 1 over par and Team B finished 3 over par. We...

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Automated Ping Pong Game
Dan Freve

Automated Ping Pong Game

Sometimes, it's difficult to articulate exactly what type of work DMC does day to day. For example, in a career fair setting a DMC employee might only have a few minutes to describe our projects to a candidate. It quickly became apparent to us that a physical demo that highlights our capabilities would be very beneficial in these situations. Enter, the automated ping pong game! We decided to build a machine that plays ping pong - autonomously! Here's a video showing the machine in act...

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.NET Micro Framework Midi Player
Dan Freve

.NET Micro Framework Midi Player

A few days ago, I was working on a project where I needed to control a stepper motor using the .NET Micro Framework on the GHI Embedded Master microprocessor. Stepper motors are a unique type of motor - the velocity is controlled by a pulse wave input. The faster the pulse frequency, the faster the motor rotates. It turns out that most stepper motors will tend to vibrate enough that they can produce quite an audible tone at the frequency at which you are providing pulses. For instance, if you...

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UNC Paths in LabVIEW
Dan Freve

UNC Paths in LabVIEW

Recently, a colleague here at DMC was looking for a quick method of converting a drive-based path to its corresponding universal path name. Basically, he is writing a tool in LabVIEW that will run on computers that may have the same network drive mapped to different drive letters. After a quick search, I found that Windows has a networking function that does exactly what I'm looking for! The function is called WNetGetUniversalName, and it resides in mpr.dll. In order to easily call thi...

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I2C and the .NET Micro Framework
Dan Freve

I2C and the .NET Micro Framework

It is well-known that increasing the number of pins on an integrated circuit (IC) increases its cost. To reduce the number of pins, several serial protocols have been developed to transfer data between IC's. One such protocol, I2C, uses only 2 bidirectional open-drain wires. For a recent application, I needed to write a quick class to communicate to a Newhaven LCD display over the I2C bus. I'll demonstrate how simple it was to get up and running using the Micro Framework. In a prev...

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.NET Micro Framework and the GHI Embedded Master
Dan Freve

.NET Micro Framework and the GHI Embedded Master

Recently I've had the opportunity to do some embedded development using the .NET Micro Framework platform. The .NET Micro Framework is a light-weight version of the full .NET framework that can be ported to run on a variety of processors, including the ARM and Blackfin architectures. Using the .NET Framework, developers can implement their solutions in C#. While developing an embedded program in a managed language may sound foreign to most engineers, the obvious benefits are rapid develop...

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