If you store your widgets in systematic, this application helps to find quickly the wanted items. It is a little and fast application for search in your database. If you will use it often put it to StartUp folder. There is on the system tray in minimized state. Click on icon to open search window.
StReg – Component catalog Application - [Link]
Aisoy.com is a Spanish startup specialized in social robotics. They are introducing their new platform Aidia: the most affordable robotics research & development platform on the market.
- Aisoy1 II. It is designed to easily develop, test and enjoy social robotics botapps.
- DIA. It is the eaiest social robot programming tool on the market.
- Airos1 SDK. The Aisoy1 II capabilities in your hands.
And now, you can combine your Aisoy products with other robotics technologies as Arduino, Moway and Ros by Willow Garage.
You can visit www.aisoy.comto read more about
Aidia – Affortable robotics development platform - [Link]
Docircuits.com – Build, simulate, and share your circuits, entirely in your browser — no install required. Experience Online Electronics Lab. Work with real looking equipments and components. Learn About Circuits. Build circuits, Run, Analyse and Save them in easy steps. Learning circuits have never been this easy with powerful SPICE-like, mixed-mode circuit simulation helps EE students, electronics hobbyists, and electrical engineers learn faster.
Docircuits.com – Experience virtual labs for electronics on browser - [Link]
Notepad++ is an excellent/advanced text editor and can be customized to your needs in an easy way. But how you “convert” it to a AVR custom IDE? Check what Vasilis writes on his blog vpapanik.blogspot.gr:
Now that you’ve chosen to drop Arduino and write in pure AVR-GCC for your next project, there are more IDE options to suit your needs. From the nice Programmer’s Notepad, included in the WinAVR installation, to the official supercharged AVRStudio. And the list is endless…
For the last couple of years, my personal preference for an advanced text editor, is, by far, the excellent Notepad++. I am a big fan of its customizable color themes and syntax highlighting, lots of editing options (like clickable links) and plugin support. Notepad++ is of course completely free and open source.
Using WinAVR with Notepad++ - [Link]
PCB design toolkit – PCB Via Current | PCB Trace Width | Differential Pair Calculator | PCB Impedance – [via]
The Saturn PCB Toolkit is the best resource for PCB related calculations you can find. It incorporates many features that PCB designers and engineers are in regular need of like current capacity of a PCB trace, via current, differential pairs and much more. Please download our PCB Toolkit today for free and enjoy!
PCB design toolkit – PCB Via Current | PCB Trace Width | Differential Pair Calculator | PCB Impedance - [Link]
Component Organizer (or CO for short) is a small, cross-platform and very easy to use application targeted at all those people who have electronics as (at least) an hobby. It’s main purpose is to avoid to google for the same datasheet hundreds of times or “hey I know I already downloaded that datasheet but I can’t find it now on my computer”, so you spend less time gathering information and have more time to look at the hardware. With Component Organizer you can easily search and manage your datasheets and application notes. You can as well manage your component’s stock and be alerted when it’s on low stock or without stock. A component can be an amplifier, a microcontroller, but also a development board, a compiler… All those things that have an heavy document describing it’s features and/or how it works. It doesn’t require installation and so it’s very portable. You can use it in a PEN drive or with Dropbox allowing your data to be always accessible.
Component Organizer source code released - [Link]
SketchUp tip: How to make 3D previews - [Link]
Ian @ dangerousprototypes.com
In Eagle polygons are used to make big copper areas on a PCB that aren’t necessarily traces. We use them all the time to fill blank space on a PCB with copper connected to ground. Less frequently we use them to make large power traces such as with the ATX Breakout Board. Here’s some notes on how to use and customize polygons in Cadsoft Eagle.
Polygons and ground fills for PCBs in Eagle - [Link]
This is just a friendly FYI to all hackers. Once you get a little more adventurous you can get real confused about what usb devices are plugged in etc (which com ports,…)
my best new friend is usbdeview from nirsoft http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html
It shows you everything about the plugged in usb devices, updates on the fly, v good
USBDeview: Debugging USB devices - [Link]