iCEBreaker FPGA – Open source iCE40 FPGA development board
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iCEBreaker FPGA – Open source iCE40 FPGA development board

The first open source iCE40 FPGA development board designed for teachers and students. It's comming soon on CrowdSupply. Are you ready to venture into the brave new world of digital logic design? The iCEBreaker FPGA board is specifically designed for you. It’s designed to work out of...

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Retro-uC – An open silicon microcontroller with a Z80, MOS6502, and M68K
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Retro-uC – An open silicon microcontroller with a Z80, MOS6502, and M68K

Chips4Makers have launched a campaign to fund their open silicon microcontroller with a Z80, MOS6502, and M68K cores. The Retro-uC allows to use of these legendary instruction sets for your to days electronics projects. Are you a maker that pines for the early years of personal...

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Estimote LTE Beacon – A Union Between Indoor and Outdoor Tracking For Asset Management
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Estimote LTE Beacon – A Union Between Indoor and Outdoor Tracking For Asset Management

Beacons which became popular back in 2013 when Apple introduced the iBeacon, are Bluetooth powered devices. They promised so many applications and created hype around the business world, that was believed to be the next big technology seeing applications in several industries from...

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Save My Child: The smart sensor that sends text messages if you forget the child in the car
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Save My Child: The smart sensor that sends text messages if you forget the child in the car

It is installed in cars, and thanks to a detector placed on the child seat, it warns us – via SMS or phone call – if we get away without bringing the child with us. Boris Landoni writes: Among the most saddening (and at any rate, infrequent) accidents in the news, there are those...

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UltraV: a Portable UV-index Meter
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UltraV: a Portable UV-index Meter

fmarzocca @ instructables.com build a portable UV index meter with Arduino. He writes: Being unable to expose myself to the sun due to a dermatological problem, I used the time I would have spent on the beach to build an ultraviolet rays meter. UltraV. It is built on an Arduino Nano...

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Osram promises better facial recognition with IR VCSELs
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Osram promises better facial recognition with IR VCSELs

Osram Opto Semiconductors is launching a new product family with Bidos PLPVQ 940A, its first Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) for new areas of application such as 3D sensing and facial recognition for mobiles. [via] This announcement comes shortly after the...

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NIMO Clock – Recreating the look of a 60’s CRT display
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NIMO Clock – Recreating the look of a 60’s CRT display

Recreating the look of a 60's CRT display with small LCDs. By Paul Bricmont @ hackster.io: My design uses six 1.44-inch TFT LCD displays to display NIMO-style digits. These small LCD displays are cheap (around $3.50 US each) and use the ST7735 chipset and SPI bus. To drive the...

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Raspberry Pi-based industrial computers
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Raspberry Pi-based industrial computers

The proven Raspberry Pi-based industrial computers from Janz Tec AG have now been updated with the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ module for long-term availability and enhanced specs. [via] The emPC-A/RPI3+ embedded PC and the emVIEW-7/RPI3+ 7" panel PC both now offer a faster CPU,...

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