After a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter earlier this year the low-cost RasPiO Duino board is now in production and available to purchase. The RasPiO Duino is a small development board with similar functionality to an Arduino Uno. Once it is plugged onto a Raspberry Pi the system forms a complete low-cost Arduino development environment allowing programs to be developed and loaded to the RasPiO Duino. The board can then be unplugged to function independently.
It can also be used to operate interactively with the RPi. The RPi’s GPIO ports are broken out on the board as well. A 72-point prototyping area is provided with GND, 3V3 and 5V rails to facilitate the addition of custom circuitry.
The RasPiO Duino – [Link]
C.H.I.P. is a computer. It’s tiny and easy to use.
C.H.I.P. does computer things. Work in LibreOffice and save your documents to C.H.I.P.’s onboard storage. Surf the web and check your email over wifi. Play games with a bluetooth controller. With dozens of applications and tools preinstalled, C.H.I.P. is ready to do computer things the moment you power it on.
C.H.I.P. is a computer for students, teachers, grandparents, children, artists, makers, hackers, and inventors. Everyone really. C.H.I.P. is a great way to add a computer to your life and the perfect way to power your computer based projects.
CHIP – The World’s First Nine Dollar Computer – [Link]
nScope is a USB-powered oscilloscope, function generator, and power supply that turns any laptop into an electronics workbench.
nScope is a usb-powered device that plugs into an electronics prototyping breadboard. nScope’s main function is an oscilloscope. Much like a multimeter, an oscilloscope measures voltages in a circuit. But unlike a multimeter, it stores voltages over time and displays them in a graph. This makes nScope much more useful for observing sensor signals and dynamic circuits. nScope’s software interface maximizes the graph space, and provides controls for setting the measurement speed and range.
nScope | a lab for every laptop – [Link]
The Pocket Voltage Supply plugs into any 5V USB hub & allows the user to output 5V,3.3V,2.5V,1.8V,&1.5V. Use it for all your projects!
The Pocket Voltage Supply is a USB powered variable voltage supply. It can be powered with any 5V USB hub and can supply up to 1.5A. 5V USB hubs can be found almost anywhere; desktop computers, laptops, cell phone chargers, even portable USB battery banks. Pairing the Pocket Voltage Supply with a portable USB battery bank allows the user to test circuits and prototypes outside of a lab setting and even bring testing to the field!
Pocket Voltage Supply: A USB Powered Variable Voltage Supply – [Link]
The PCB Rax is an easy to use, versatile printed circuit board holder for repair, prototyping , and assembly.
How many times have you had to set your soldering iron down because you couldn’t hold the solder and component, while trying to keep the circuit board from moving around?
PCB Rax is an easy to use, versatile circuit board holder for repair, prototyping, and assembly that can hold nearly any shape of circuit board. Sure there are other circuit board holders on the market, but they don’t hold odd shaped boards, and they don’t allow you to easily move them around.
PCB Rax – An easy to use circuit board holding system – [Link]
The IoT development platform that runs Python in real time, and features the perfect blend of power, friendliness and flexibility.
A small, super low power, inexpensive, and 100% Python programmable IoT development board. The WiPy takes the wireless freedom of WiFi and combines it with the power, flexibility, and ease of use of Python. We designed the WiPy from the ground up, with one goal in mind: “Let’s make IoT development fun both for beginners and professionals”.
- Inexpensive, small and breadboard friendly.
- Ultra low power (850uA with the WiFi connection active)
- 100% PYTHON PROGRAMMABLE.
- Lots of GPIOs, interfaces and peripherals.
- Powerful CPU and state of the art WiFi radio.
The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level – [Link]
Always handy small but versatile power supply for everyday work with low-power electronic projects
Presenting USBminiPower – the pocket power supply powered from a standard USB port on your computer.
The adjustable power supply is an absolutely vital piece of equipment for any electronics engineer or hobbyist. However in the vast majority of cases the needs presented towards a lab power supply are quite relaxed and usually within the low voltage range. With the modern component base the current consumption is usually also very low, and in a number of cases a large and fancy (and of course expensive) lab power supply could just be an overkill purchase for many users.
Pocket USB-powered power supply for the hobbyist – [Link]
Startup Percheron Electronics Ltd is looking to fund their rather neat E-Paper display HAT for the Raspberry Pi. Unlike some similar display solutions for the Pi this E-ink HAT attaches without any long ribbon cables. An advantage of this type of display (similar to those used on the Kindle) is that the image persists on the screen when power is removed so they use less power than a TFT display but the E-Paper technology does not support fast moving images.
The PCB is compliant with the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s HAT specification, including device tree configuration of the required GPIO pins by the HAT EEPROM. The board is able to drive a 2.7″ 264 x 176 pixel E-Paper display panel and is also suitable for the 1.44″ and 2″ display panels from the same manufacturer.
The board also features a DS3231 real time clock (RTC) IC with a CR1220 lithium coin cell for battery backup when the Pi is powered down. The DS3231 is accurate to 5 parts per million, or within 3 minutes per year. The RTC can generate an interrupt/alarm signal and also a 32 KHz clock signal which can be connected through to GPIO pins by solder pad links, if required.
Neat E-ink HAT for RPi – [Link]
Ohmkara is a bread-boarding ruler that helps cut, strip, and bend wires to the correct length. Ohmkara is the future of circuit design.
If you’ve done electronics prototyping, you’ve worked with a breadboard. Getting your wires or components to fit can be quite the hassle. Trying to decipher a mess like this is even more nasty. There’s no more need to buy pre-cut wires or to guesstimate while cutting jumper wires. The OHMkara tool is the one-stop protoboarding multi-tool. With your very own OHMkara multi-tool, your breadboards can look like this
Ohmkara Breadboarding MultiTool: Electronics Prototyping – [Link]
Eco-Inspired 32-bit microcontroller chip for Wearables and the Internet-of-Things.
DREAM-1 is a Next-Generation, Eco-Inspired 32-bit microcontroller chip for Wearables and the Internet-of-Things;
No limitations – powered by Eco-Logic technology: minimal energy, maximum speed, event-driven, instantaneously responsive and energy-performance adaptive;
Fully compatible – DREAM-1 apps can be developed with existing software flows, programming languages and configured wirelessly over Bluetooth;
Exclusive – limited sampling batch only available on Kickstarter to perfect its design.
32-bit Microcontroller Chip – Next-Generation, Eco-Inspired – [Link]