Three Ways to Make Arduino Works As A USB/TTL Converter
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Three Ways to Make Arduino Works As A USB/TTL Converter

Even if you have years working with electronics, you will still find some simple hacks that you never thought about before. Personally and to save money, when I was a student with a very limited budget I knew that my Arduino UNO can work as a USB/TTL(serial) converter. I used to remove...

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2019
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2018 Will Mark A Milestone in GNSS Technology with 30-centimeter Accuracy
GPS

2018 Will Mark A Milestone in GNSS Technology with 30-centimeter Accuracy

You’re in a crowded street with many high buildings around you and you find your car position on Google maps is wrong. That’s usual, right? This is caused from (fake/distorted) GPS signals reflected from the high buildings around you which make your GPS receiver do some wrong...

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GPS vs. Beacons vs. Wi-Fi: Three Location Identifier Technologies
Technology

GPS vs. Beacons vs. Wi-Fi: Three Location Identifier Technologies

In IoT and digital age, location-based services applications are widespread: starting from Google maps to anti-loss devices and not ending with location-based marketing. The most common technologies used for user location identification are: GPS, WiFi and Beacons (a custom BLE...

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Open-Hardware Reaches The Outer Space with UPSat Satellite
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Open-Hardware Reaches The Outer Space with UPSat Satellite

Libre Space Foundation completed the mission of building a completely Open-Source 2U CubeSat Satellite from scratch. It’s called “UPSat”. On April 18th at Cape Canaveral in Florida, Atlas V Rocket launched Private Cygnus Cargo Ship, and UPSat was among its cargo. With both...

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MEMS — A 22-billion-dollar-worth industry by 2018
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MEMS — A 22-billion-dollar-worth industry by 2018

Thanks to Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems MEMS technology, which will be a 22-billion-dollar-worth industry by 2018, our mobile phones are equipped with accelerometers and gyroscopes so they know the direction and rotate our mobile screen as needed. The applications of MEMS had expanded...

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1.7K Voters Choose From about 100 SBC’s — The Results of Linuxgizmos 2017 Survey
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1.7K Voters Choose From about 100 SBC’s — The Results of Linuxgizmos 2017 Survey

Each year, Linuxgizmos does a survey about Single Board Computers (SBC) to find out how many of hackers and makers are using each of which . The results this year show apparently, the domination of Raspberry Pi 3 over the other 97 boards by a proportion of 4-to-1. Raspberry Pi 3 was...

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2021
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Open IoT Certification Mark – A New Certification For IoT Products
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Open IoT Certification Mark – A New Certification For IoT Products

So it’s the time to witness the birth of a new certification for IoT industry. As security and data privacy in IoT platforms and products are two of the main concerns for developers and end-users, the new certificate discuss these concerns and even more. IoT is yet to have such...

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White Paper: Cut the Cord with Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Power

White Paper: Cut the Cord with Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Providing AC power to each device individually is an extra cost especially for organizations when installing IP cameras, VoIP phones or network access switches and routers in the facilities. To help in this way some modern protocols, like USB and Ethernet, provide the power over the same...

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