SafeBee – A GPS Tracker for Beehives
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SafeBee – A GPS Tracker for Beehives

This is an original design of a GPS tracker designed on Elab and it is intended to be used as a security device for beehives, but it is not limited to this. It can be used everywhere a motion-activated GPS tracker is needed, like your car, bike, or even your boat. It is a GPS tracker...

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2D CMOS PDF417 customized mini-size auto-sensing embodied barcode scanner module
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2D CMOS PDF417 customized mini-size auto-sensing embodied barcode scanner module

Image sensors are the crucial part of various analog and digital electronic devices such as digital cameras, webcams, camera phones, camera modules, optical mouse devices, medical applications, night vision cameras, thermal cameras, barcode scanners, radar, sonar, and many others. An...

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Top 10 SBCs for 2021
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Top 10 SBCs for 2021

We have seen various SBCs being released since late 2020 to 2021, however, 10 of these SBCs will be summarized alphabetically below. Arduino Yun Rev 2 The Yún rev. 2 is a reboot of its original, MIPS-based Arduino Yun, with the power of a Linux based system that enables advanced...

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Electromagnetic near-field PCB Probes are open source
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Electromagnetic near-field PCB Probes are open source

In modern compact electronic circuits, there are several components on a confined PCB area, and so, the electromagnetic effects induced from one component may affect the surrounding components. This disturbance is known as Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). The source of the radiation...

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Meet the MeLE Quieter2; An Ultra-Thin, Ultra-Quiet, Fanless Mini PC
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Meet the MeLE Quieter2; An Ultra-Thin, Ultra-Quiet, Fanless Mini PC

Guangdong-based electronics manufacturer, MeLe has been in the news a couple of times over the years for a number of their tiny but powerful intel mini processors-based desktop PCs. The company recently shared the beginning of sales of one of their latest creations; the MeLe Quieter 2, a...

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Buck converter PCB design replaces TO-220 regulators
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Buck converter PCB design replaces TO-220 regulators

Linear voltage regulators are used to maintaining a steady output voltage. They are step-down converters where the input voltage is always higher than the output voltage. The output voltage can be adjusted by external resistors. 78xx series is a very popular linear voltage regulator...

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BOMIST – Parts Inventory and BOM Management Software
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BOMIST – Parts Inventory and BOM Management Software

We saw BOMIST first in late 2017. With a new version re-written from scratch being released by the end of 2020, we are revisiting it now. Although at first sight, we can spot quite a few similarities in regards to the UI, there is now more features (and very useful ones), better user...

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DFRobot Gravity: Speech Synthesis Module
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DFRobot Gravity: Speech Synthesis Module

DFRobot Gravity: Speech Synthesis Module converts lines of code into speech and supports both English and Chinese languages. This module operates from 3.3V to 5V power supply range, -40°C to 85°C operating temperature range, <50mA operating current, and 5%RH to 85%RH operating...

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