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24 Oct 2014

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Just plug in and start creating your IOT application in seconds.

ZERO+ is an open-source wifi module for smart devices development. it has powerful spec, various interfaces and its easy to code, all of which makes ZERO+ a highly flexible platform for smart devices development.

We believe ZERO+ can turn great ideas into reality because with ZERO+, you can develop your smart device including hardware, cloud service and user application within just one hour.

ZERO plus, Prototype your IOT product in seconds! - [Link]

24 Oct 2014

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Mix real and digital game worlds, play video games outside and create your own Hybrid Games!

Hybrid Play is a device for you and your children to experience and create new virtual adventures, and play them in playgrounds and parks. Play video games outside using the playground as a control interface. Hybrid Play promotes outdoor physical activity, verbal communication, and teamwork. Help us shape a new way to play!

Hybrid Play was designed for kids aged 6-12, and for parents who want to create with technology. It’s a fun, stimulating way to create and discover incredible video games, play outdoor, make exercise and communicate with other people.

Hybrid Play: Turn any playground into a video game - [Link]

9 Oct 2014

Edison-vs-Raspberry-Piby Michael Hord @ edn.com:

A lot of people have been (usually unfavorably) comparing the Edison to single board computers like the Raspberry Pi. Let’s do a little A:B comparison, shall we?

The Edison is not a Raspberry Pi - [Link]

7 Oct 2014

MAX9632

This compact Fremont subsystem reference design accurately measures low voltage, 0 to 100mV, single-ended analog signals with a high-accuracy, 16-bit analog front end (AFE) complete with an isolated data path. The design optimizes the functions of an ultra-precision low-noise buffer (MAX9632); a highly accurate ADC(MAX11100); an ultra-high-precision 4.096V voltage reference (MAX6126); a 600VRMS monolithic data isolator (MAX14850); and low-dropout (LDO) regulators providing regulated +6V, +5V, and -5V power rails (MAX1659 and MAX1735).This one-of-a-kind AFE solution works in many applications requiring low-voltage input, high impedance, and high-accuracy analog-to-digital conversion.

Maxim Fremont: 16-Bit, High-Accuracy, 0 to 100mV Input, Isolated Analog Front-End (AFE) - [Link]


30 Sep 2014

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by openpicus.com:

We know you guys like to eat during night (the best time for programming and hacking) but this is a really unhealthy habit and we want you fit and healthy.

The alarm for your fridge activates at a certain time and sends an email (to your girlfriend, mum, enemy or whoever kicks your ass) every time you open the door of the fridge.

Hack your fridge with IoT kit! - [Link]

30 Sep 2014

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by Glen Chenier @ edn.com:

It is often said that “the devil is in the details.” All too often those details are hidden deep within a datasheet where you can easily overlook them. When a datasheet reference circuit is copied into a product, the designer must still be fully aware of how the circuit functions and anticipate unexpected problems that might arise from slight deviations.

Take a recent case of an LT1640 hot-swap controller IC, often used in a hot-plug telecom fan tray. I was asked to reverse-engineer this so our technicians would know how to power it on the bench without a using a chassis. Nothing complicated about it, just the usual slow turn-on of a pass MOSFET in series with the load, thereby slowing the dV/dt and limiting the inrush current to the load input-filter capacitors.

Missing datasheet details can cause problems - [Link]

29 Sep 2014

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by embedded-lab.com:

The old resistor decade boxes consisted of a bunch of rotary switches which make them little bulky and expensive. Stynus has built this microcontroller-based resistor decade box that uses one rotary encoder and 16 relay switches to switch on the various resistances. The microcontroller used in this project is PIC16F84A.

PIC Microcontroller based resistor decade box - [Link]

24 Sep 2014

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by Eric Mack @ gizmag.com:

What if your dryer could send a notification that would buzz your phone or smartwatch to let you know your laundry is done? Well, it may be easier to tap into the brains of your appliances than you might think, with the US$20 open-source Green Bean module announced today by GE at MakerCon in New York.

Meet Green Bean, a module for hacking into appliances - [Link]

3 Sep 2014

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by drcurzon @ instructables.com:

Hi there,
This is my first Instructable so all criticisms and comments are welcome.
This will show you how to set up a simple wired web server on your Raspberry Pi, with PHP and MySql.

The Raspberry Pi is a good choice for a webserver that will not recieve too much traffic, such as a testing server, or small intranet, as it doesn;t get too hot (so is nice and quiet), and only uses around 5 Watts of power (costing £3.50 a year where I am if it’s running 24/7)

Raspberry Pi Web Server - [Link]

29 Aug 2014

RPiHAT

by elektor.com:

Arduino has its shields, the Beaglebone Black its capes and up until recently the Raspberry Pi just had expansion boards. The latest B+ version of the Pi comes with more I/Os increasing the pin count to 40 of which 26 are backward compatible with the original connector fitted to the A and B boards. Two of the extra pins ID_SC and ID_SD are data and clock lines to connect to a serial EPROM fitted to the expansion board, sorry HAT. The EEPROM holds the board manufacturer information, GPIO setup and a thing called a ‘device tree’ fragment – basically a description of the attached hardware that allows Linux to automatically load the appropriate driver.

HATs On for the Raspberry Pi - [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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