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.

Torpedo 2 – a cheap & powerful 3A DC/DC converter with built-in charger

Boris Landoni @ open-electronics.org presents their second version of Torpedo, a kind of DC-DC converter able to provide 5V output from a variety of sources. He writes:

Some time ago we had introduced you to the Torpedo switching power supply, a particular kind of DC/DC power supply called SEPIC capable of supplying 5 V from several external supply sources, such as an external voltage between around 3.5 and 20 V, the 5 V coming from a USB connector or the 3 to 7 V supplied by a LiPo battery. The very small power supply also had a circuit capable of charging the battery up through external sources, where available.

Specifications

  • triple power source: USB, LiPo battery and an external source;
  • a wide range of input voltage values: 6,5 – 18 V;
  • can supply a maximum current of 3 A;
  • high efficiency, even over 85-90%;
  • built-in charger for LiPo single cells;
  • can switch from battery-powered to another source without interruption;
  • 5 V output with high stability when load varies and low ripple;
  • possibility to turn off the only output leaving the step-down converter and the charger active;
  • possibility to automatically deactivate the output if power supply comes from the USB connector which is limited to 500 mA current by the specs; if there is a battery, power supply is granted by that;
  • status LEDs indicating charge, the power supply used, output activation and so on.

Torpedo 2 – a cheap & powerful 3A DC/DC converter with built-in charger – [Link]

Teardown, Repair & Calibration of a BK Precision 9185 DC – 600V Linear Power Supply

Teardown, Repair & Calibration of a BK Precision 9185 DC – 600V Linear Power Supply – [Link]

NanoPC-T3 – Octa-core, 2GB DDR3, eMMC storage, Gbps ethernet, WiFi&BT

FriendlyARM released a new member to NanoPC family. NanoPC-T3. It’s a powerful board for $75 (without shipping).

The NanoPC-T3 Plus octa-core single board computer is designed and developed for professional and enterprise users. It uses the Samsung Octa-Core Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoC. Compared to the FriendlyELEC NanoPC-T2 the NanoPC-T3 Plus not only has all the T2’s interfaces and ports but also has a more powerful SoC. Its dynamic frequency scales from 400M up to 1.4GHz. The NanoPC-T3 Plus has 16G eMMC onboard, audio jack, video input/output interfaces, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth and Gbps Ethernet port. In addition the NanoPC-T3 Plus) has power management, on board porcelain antenna and serial debug port. To avoid overheat issues the NanoPC-T3 Plus has a heat sink with mounting holes.

The NanoPC-T3 Plus has two camera interfaces: a DVP camera interface and a MIPI-CSI interface, and four video interfaces: HDMI 1.4A, LVDS, parallel RGB-LCD interface and MIPI-DSI interface. It supports RTC and has RTC interface pins. It has four USB ports with three being type A ports and one being 2.54mm pitch pin-headers.

The NanoPC-T3 Plus supports multiple OS systems e.g. Android5.1, Debian and UbuntoCore+Qt. It is an open source project with rich interfaces and ports.

Specifications

  • SoC: Samsung S5P6818 Octa-Core Cortex-A53, 400M Hz – 1.4G Hz
  • PMU Power Management: Implemented by a Cortex-M0 MCU, support software power-off, sleep and wakeup functions
  • System Memory: 2GB 32bit DDR3 RAM
  • SD Storage: 1 x microSD Card Socket
  • Ethernet: Gbit Ethernet(RTL8211E)
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 4.0 dual mode
  • Antenna: Porcelain Antenna IPX Interface
  • eMMC: 16GB
  • Video Input: DVP Camera/MIPI-CSI (two camera interfaces)
  • Video Output: HDMI Type-A / LVDS / Parallel RGB-LCD / MIPI-DSI (four video output interfaces)
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack / via HDMI
  • Microphone: onboard Microphone
  • USB Host: 4 x USB 2.0 Host, three type A ports and one 2.54 mm pitch pin-headers
  • MicroUSB: 1 x MicroUSB 2.0 Client, Type A
  • LCD Interface: 0.5mm pitch 45 pin FPC seat, full color RGB 8-8-8
  • HDMI: 1.4A Type A, 1080P
  • DVP Camera: 0.5mm pitch 24 pin FPC seat
  • GPIO: 2.54 mm pitch 30 pin-header
  • I2S/USB: 2.54 mm pitch 14 pin-header
  • Serial Debug Port: 2.54mm pitch 4-pin-header
  • User Key: power, Reset, boot selection
  • LED: 1 x power LED and 1 x system LED
  • Other Resources: CPU’s internal TMU
  • RTC Battery: RTC Battery Seat
  • Heat Sink: 1 x Heat Sink with mounting holes
  • Power: DC 5V/3A
  • PCB: Six Layer
  • Dimension: 100 mm x 64 mm
  • Working Temperature: -40℃ to 80℃
  • OS/Software: uboot, Android and Debian

Wiki: http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/NanoPC-T3(2GB)
Store: http://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=69&product_id=210

IOT-GATE-RPi: mini-PC/gateway build on the RPi CM3

CompuLab introduces IOT-GATE-RPi – a miniature, low cost industrial IoT computer, built around the Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module.

Targeting IoT connectivity and control applications, IOT-GATE-RPi features a variety of wireless and wired interfaces. All-metal, rugged housing and support for wide temperature range of -40C to 80C make IOT-GATE-RPi a versatile solution for installation in harsh environments. IOT-GATE-RPi has been designed for full compatibility with Raspberry Pi software and runs standard Raspberry Pi OS images.

Thanks to its rich software eco-system, Raspberry Pi is widely used by IoT system designers for software development and quick proof-of-concept. IOT-GATE-RPi turns Raspberry Pi into an industrial-grade IoT computer, allowing fast and seamless transition from a Raspberry Pi proto-type to mass-production deployment.

Designed for IoT applications

IOT-GATE-RPi expands standard Raspberry Pi functionality with additional features necessary for typical industrial IoT systems:

  • Built-in 3G/LTE cellular modem with on-board SIM socket
  • Dual Ethernet ports
  • Up-to 64GB of on-board, soldered eMMC storage
  • RTC with battery back-up
  • RS485 and CAN bus interfaces

IOT-GATE-RPi functionality can be further extended with Raspberry Pi HAT expansion boards.

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IOT-GATE-RPi: mini-PC/gateway build on the RPi CM3 – [Link]

Arduino Breathalyzer Using MQ3 Gas sensor and OLED Display

A breathalyzer is a generalized trademarked name for devices used for determining blood alcohol content from a breath sample. This means the device can detect from your breadth, the amount of alcohol you have taken. This device becomes very useful when you consider several cases of accidents caused by drunk driving. With this device, you can easily warn the driver of a car when he/she is too drunk to drive a car. It is important to note that this project is not accurate enough to replace the standard breathalyzer and you shouldn’t drink and drive.

For this project, we will be using the MQ3 alcohol sensor. It is a cheap semiconductor sensor capable of detecting the presence of alcohol in air at concentrations between the value 0.05 mg/L to 10 mg/L. The sensor uses a chemical reaction to determine alcohol level and the primary sensing element in the sensor is SnO2, the conductivity of SnO2 is low in clean air but increases as the concentration of alcohol gas in air (breath) increases. It has high sensitivity to alcohol and has a good resistance to disturbances and noise from things like smoke and gasoline.

Arduino Breathalyzer Using MQ3 Gas sensor and OLED Display – [Link]

Raspberry Pi Zero Docking Hub

Add more connectivity to your Raspberry Pi Zero with this docking hub. Available on kickstarter for 16 USD and has 34 days to go.

The Pi Zero USB Docking Hub is a stackable USB Hub that comes with 5 x USB 2.0 data and charging ports, a micro USB port for power input, an RJ45 port for Ethernet, and a 3.5mm audio input/output jack. Installation would take only seconds. Just snap your Pi Zero onto the top of the docking hub station, the four pogo pins on the hub station will connect to the signal pads on your Pi. There is no soldering required!

Raspberry Pi Zero Docking Hub – [Link]

PCBite 2.0 – Hands-free & steady solution for your measurements

SensePeek launched a kickstarter campaign about their PCBite 2.0, a hands free assistance for your electronic measurements. The campaign has 17 days to go, with pledges starting from 30 USD.

 Last year we created the flexible and rock solid PCB holder – the end to wobbly circuit boards on your workbench. TODAY we proudly present the perfection of a measurement tool.  A steady but yet flexible precision probe made for instant measurements or total hands-free operations. PCBite precision probe has a flexible metal arm and a powerful magnet in the base .The measuring tip comes with a thread interface for several mounting options.

PCBite 2.0 – Hands-free & steady solution for your measurements – [Link]

RadarBox24.com – Live Flight Tracker and Flight Status

AirNav Systems develops flight tracking software able to live track flights from around the globe. The solutions are developed by real aviation professionals (airline pilots, engineers and air traffic controllers) -and RadarBox24 was developed on a real world aviation environment. ADS-B receivers used are AirNav RadarBox Pro and AirNav RadarBox 3D. Every RadarBox receiver is designed to share real-time flight data to AirNav Systems servers. Data comes from thousands receivers from all over the world and is processed (at an amazing rate of over 20 million messages per day). Finally data is provided in web browsers and mobile solutions.

Now you can build your own Raspberry Pi data feeder using RBFeeder client and sent data to Radarbox24. This short article will explain everything you need to know about our new Linux based client and how you can install it on your Raspberry Pi.