Nevma: Gesture Control for the Masses

Nevma is a simple to build, program and utilize device that translates your hand gestures into keyboard and mouse input. Just plug it in your USB port and magically wave through your presentations, documents, pictures, songs and the like. by Dimitris Platis @ instructables.com

Working at Delphi (soon Aptiv) allows me the luxury of being immersed in a high-tech and innovative environment that provides constant inspiration for creating new and exciting gadgets. One day, some colleagues mentioned gesture control being one of the recent trends in automotive. This got me thinking of ways to bring gesture control to the broader audience in an affordable and easy to use package. And thus, Nevma was born.

Nevma: Gesture Control for the Masses – [Link]

ECE 4760 Designing with Microcontrollers – 2017 Final Projects

Students in Cornell ece4760 spend 5 weeks building a PIC32 project that they specify and design. This year projects included an automatic steak cooker, an ice cream topping machine, a beer-pong robot, various musical instruments and games, a braille reader, a Motor Dynamometer, and an LED strip clock. Youtube playlist here.

ECE 4760 Designing with Microcontrollers – 2017 Final Projects – [Link]

Module provides BLE connectivity between tablets and cloud

by Alice Matthews@ electronicspecifier.com discuss about MBN52832 a BLE module:

A Nordic-based BLE module has been released by Murata. The latest MBN52832 device consists of Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52832 IC, a 32MHz crystal for timing, and an on-board antenna. Additionally, it contains pins for an off-board omni-directional antenna and a NFC antenna. The module provides a Serial Port Interface (SPI) and UART interface to Nordic’s nRF52832 ARM Cortex M4 processor.

Module provides BLE connectivity between tablets and cloud – [Link]

NanoEVB & PicoEVB – Xilinx Artix Developemtn kits

The Xilinx Artix dev kits that fit in your laptop. A convenient, affordable way to explore Xilinx PCIe IP. The project is already funded on crowdsupply.com

PicoEVB is an affordable, open source, development board which can be used to evaluate and prototype PCI Express designs using a Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA on Windows or Linux hosts. The boards are designed around the Artix 7 (XC7A50T).

NanoEVB & PicoEVB – Xilinx Artix Developemtn kits – [Link]

Photoelectric Defuse Sensor using S8119

This is an industrial grade defuse photoelectric sensor module which is based on Optical IC S8119 from HAMAMATSU. A diffuse reflection sensor is used for the direct detection of an object. The defuse reflective sensor project consists of an Infra-RED LED and receiver. The IC also provides output pulses to the IR LED which emits IR- light which is reflected by the object to be detected and seen by the S8119 IC. Both the emitter LED and receiver sensor are placed on same PCB and are configured for light to be reflected back to the sensor.

Photoelectric Defuse Sensor using S8119 – [Link]

Sculpto+, An Affordable User-Friendly Wireless 3D Printer

Two years ago, the Sculpto 3D printer appeared to make 3D printing more affordable and user-friendly for everyone. Recently, the new version Sculpto+ came with more useful features, making it a unique printer with the same printing area and price range.

The Sculpto+ printer is a compact printer for beginners, kids and adults to start with 3D printing in a simple way. In addition to small size and lightweight, it provides a high printing performance with very low noise while working. It’s also connected wirelessly with a very easy-to-use app which makes the printing process simple and fast. We got the chance to try the printer in our lab and share our thoughts and experiences with you. The first thought we had while unboxed it is that the printer is compact enough to fit our desk and the construction quality was amazing. The design is solid and precise at the same time. (more…)

liteSOM – ARM Cortex A7 System On Module

liteSOM is an extremely low-power, state-of-the-art module based on ARM Cortex-A7 Core i.MX 6UltraLite processor. SO-DIMM form factor makes it easy to embed to your device without any technical issues. The module is designed to operate with all major OS. It is preconfigured for Linux. With a rich set of peripherals the module is designed to cater for a wide range of applications.

Further documentation is available on the datasheet here.

Specifications:

  • Processor: i.MX 6UltraLite, 528 MHz, ARM® Cortex®-A7 Core
  • RAM: up to 512MB
  • eMMC: 2GB
  • Power supply: Single 3.3V DC
  • Size: 67.6mm x 26.5mm x 3mm
  • Temperature range: 0˚C to 70 ˚C or -40 ˚C to 85 ˚C
  • OS support: Linux, Brillo
  • Graphics: Parallel LCD Display up to WXGA (1366×768)
  • Interfaces: 2x 10/100Ethernet, 2x USB2.0 OTG, 2x CAN, 8x UART,4x SPI, 4x I2C, 3x I2S
  • Camera interface: 8/10/16/24-bit Parallel Camera Sensor Interface
  • Security: Crypto Engine (AES with DPA, TDES/SHA/RSA), Tamper Monitor, Secure Boot, SIMV2/EVMSIM X 2, OTF DRAM Encryption

ESP32-PICO-KIT Development Board

ESP32-PICO-KIT V3 is a mini development board based on the ESP32-PICO-D4 SIP module produced by Espressif. All the IO signals and system power on ESP32-PICO-D4 are led out through two standard 20 pin x 0.1″ pitch headers on both sides for easy interfacing. The development board integrates a USB-UART Bridge circuit, allowing the developers to connect the development board to a PC’s USB port for downloads and debugging. The board is available for $10 here.

Features:

  • 3.3V power regulator – AMS1117-3.3V
  • USB-TTL serial Bridge – CP2102
  • Auto reset circuit, arduino IDE compatible.
  • On Board ESP32 PICO IC and antenna
  • EN and Boot buttons, on board power indicator LED.

LattePanda – Hackable Single Board Computer runs Win 10

LattePanda, has announced the launch of its next-gen LattePanda, LattePanda Delta, what the company claims to be the first hackable computer pre-installed Windows 10 and compatible with Linux. It offers onboard Intel 7th Gen Dual-core, Four-Thread processor, and the general performance is four times higher than the first generation. Additional it integrates an Arduino Compatible coprocessor to support the access of thousands of sensors and controllers. The project is live on kickstarter and has 59 days to go.

This is why we redesigned the LattePanda – to make it even easier for these talented and eager individuals to have a tool that can power nearly anything they want to build, whether a video game console, a 4K movie player, an in-home fire sensor, or even a digital instrument.

Key specifications:

  • Windows 10 Pro preinstalled, support Linux
  • CPU Up to Intel Core 7th generation M3-7Y30, 2.6Ghz
  • Up to 8GB dual-channel RAM
  • Compatibility with NVMe SSDs
  • Gigabit Ethernet, Wake on lan enable
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165, support 2.4G/5G WiFi, support Bluetooth V4.2
  • Software that includes AI and IoT developer kits, allowing students to explore these advanced technologies in an easy, user-friendly way
  • Hardware to support creations that leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Machine Learning (ML)
  • Arduino-enabled, support all of arduino IDE and software library, compatible with Arduino sensor and Actuator.

Visible Things Industrial Starter Kit in Stock Now!

Visible Things simplifies the complexity of secure edge to enterprise IoT technology. It delivers a complete evaluation and reference platform to connect smart devices right through to the cloud and enterprise software. Avnet Silica supports an ever increasing range of sensor, connectivity, gateway and security technologies, together with cloud, analytics, mobile and enterprise integration services. Avnet Silica regularly add new features, provide updates and deliver training on their Visible Things platform.

Avnet Silica are giving away 10 Industrial Starter Kits worth 329€, so be quick and register here to win!

Visible Things is delivered in the form of many different boards which can be taken depending on the functionality required. The very nature of IoT technology requires the features delivered by these boards to be pre-integrated and tested end to end wherever possible. This fundamental principle of Visible Things allows the users to concentrate on their applications to deliver the target IoT business outcomes.

Please contact visible-things@avnet.eu for more information and general order details.

 

 

Key Features

  • Sensor to server security layer on top of network security
  • Quick evaluation of end application
  • Highest degree of flexibility
  • Reduces development time significantly
  • Optimised power consumption
  • Integrated and tested communication path from
  • Edge to Enterprise
  • Cloud ready

Example of Target Applications

  •  Remote monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance of motors and drives
  • Room control in homes and buildings
  • Lighting and shading (indoor & outdoor)
  • Security and surveillance
  • Home appliances
  • Smart energy (metering & in-home displays)
  • Health care & infrastructure
  • Industrial automation, inspection, drives monitoring, sensor hub

Video: Visible Things Demo at Embedded world 2017

 

 

 

Industrial Gateway Kit demo video.

Avnet Silica’s Field Application Engineer, Werner Busch, presents Visible Things Industrial Gateway Kit, based on Renesas Synergy™ S7G2 processor. This basic kit, among high number of connectivity options, includes everything you need to start your own IoT application.