Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC7813, a dual output (boost + buck), low quiescent current synchronous DC/DC controller. When cascaded, its independent step-up (boost) and step-down (buck) controllers regulate the output voltage from an input voltage that can be above, below, or equal to the output voltage, including during an automotive load dump or cold crank. Unlike conventional single inductor buck-boost regulators, the LTC7813’s cascaded boost + buck solution provides fast transient response with continuous, non-pulsating input and output currents. It substantially reduces ripple voltage and EMI, ideal for automotive, industrial and high power battery operated systems.
LTC7813 – IC cascades boost/buck controllers – [Link]
Rui Santos tipped us with this tutorial on how to monitor the status of your door using an ESP8266.
In this project you’re going to monitor the status of a door using an ESP8266. The goal of this project is to show the endless possibilities that this $4 WiFi module offers when integrates with a free platform that I’m about to show you.
Door Status Monitor using the ESP8266 – [Link]
In this guide “padeath” shows us how to use a 320×240 LCD display with Arduino UNO to display youtube statistics. The stats are updated once in a minute using the google API.
This little Instructable will show you how to use a 320×240 pixel LCD screen connected to an Arduino Uno with a network shield too, to show stats for Youtube channels.
I created this as I wanted to see how many subscribers and views I had on my channels without having to check Youtube 🙂 The stats update on the LCD screen every minute using the google api.
Display YouTube Stats on LCD Screen – [Link]
larsbrinkhoff @ github.com has compiled a list of all CPU and MCU documentation. The list contains data sheets, programmer’s manuals, quick reference cards etc.
This repository contains the documentations for various CPUs. It may contain data sheets, programmer’s manuals, quick reference cards, and the like.
All CPU and MCU documentation in one place – [Link]
This is an Amiga 2000 Graphics Card (Zorro II), written in Verilog by user “mntmn” @ github.com:
This repository contains my Kicad schematics and Xilinx ISE/Verilog files for my graphics card project. This is a work in progress, started in October 2015. The first 4 prototypes were assembled in Jan/Feb 2016 and had noise problems, so I started a redesign on Feb 13, 2016.
MNT VA2000, an Amiga 2000 Graphics Card – [Link]
KickolasNage @ instructables.com introduces us to Beetle , a tiny arduino board able to minimize your projects to the size of a quarter.
The DFRobot Beetle is one the latest innovations in minimalistic Arduino technology. About the size of a quarter, and the capabilities of an Arduino Leonardo, this tiny guy can minimize your projects with ease without having to sacrifice functionality.
Beetle: Minimize Your Arduino Projects – [Link]
In this video educ8s.tv is going to show us how to wirelessly update the code of our Arduino project, using the WeMOS D1 ESP8266 based board. This is an impressive, and very useful feature.
A few weeks ago, we took a first look at the very promising new board, the WeMos D1. You can watch that video by clicking in the card here. The Wemos D1 is an ESP8266 based board which resembles the Arduino Uno board but it offers a lot more. Huge processing power, large memory and WiFi at a very low cost, less the 8$! You can find a link for the board in the description of the video.
WeMOS D1 ESP8266 Over the Air (OTA) update – [Link]
R. Colin Johnson @ eetimes.com discuss about quantum dots applications and how scientists use them to boost photovoltaic output.
LAKE WALES, Fla—Quantum dots are already being used commercially to boost the output and expand the color range of ultra-high-definition televisions, eliminating the need for the rare earth elements for which China as virtually cornered the market. Quantum dots, however, can also be used to absorb light to boost the output of photovoltaics, photocatalysts, light sensors, and other optoelectronic devices according to Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, N.Y.)
Quantum Dots Boost Solar Cells – [Link]
AughtNaughtZero @ instructables.com posted his latest project, a LED matrix visualizing data from a weather website such as temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed etc.
This project utilizes a 6 x 16 matrix of RGB LEDs to visualize a weather forecast pulled from the Weather Underground API. A Raspberry Pi runs a python program designed to fetch weather forecast data from the API at regular intervals, parse the data into temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed, chance of precipitation, and weather condition arrays, and then colorize and display that data across the LED matrix.
LED Weather Forecast using Raspberry Pi – [Link]