This Solar Buck-Boost Module Enhances Solar and USB Power Management for Embedded Systems
Photovoltaic

This Solar Buck-Boost Module Enhances Solar and USB Power Management for Embedded Systems

Juan Flores' Solar Buck-Boost Module is designed to charge a lithium-polymer battery using either a solar panel or USB power, providing a constant output voltage for noise-free power management for low-power applications. This board is designed to automatically switch between solar and...

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The Launchpad – A $2 Arduino Nano alternative
Arduino

The Launchpad – A $2 Arduino Nano alternative

Boards like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi have their origins, deep in education, either maker education as a way for people to express themselves (Arduino) or an affordable and portable way for people to learn about computers and programming (Raspberry Pi). The culture of creating...

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TinyLED 7-Segment Displays
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TinyLED 7-Segment Displays

I've seen a few other people experimenting with making custom LED displays using discrete LEDs so I thought I'd like to take my own stab at it. by sjm4306 @ hackaday.io TinyLED 7-Segment Displays -...

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Turn Your Fidget Spinner Into A Vision Display
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Turn Your Fidget Spinner Into A Vision Display

Fidget spinner became a popular toy earlier in 2017. Most of us have one or at least have tried it. Consists of a bearing surrounded by a three-lobed flat structure, it can spin along its axis with a little effort. Makers and hardware hackers always try to employ different tools to...

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Panelization – using GerberPanelizer on Windows
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Panelization – using GerberPanelizer on Windows

Arsenijs over at Hackaday.io explains how to panelize PCBs using GerberPanelizer on Windows. He writes: This tutorial was done on Windows. Authors claim it could also be used on Linux by using Mono, but I haven’t tried and don’t understand a lot about Mono to see what could be...

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Turn Arduino into an AVR TPI Programmer
Arduino

Turn Arduino into an AVR TPI Programmer

Elliot Williams @ hackaday.com show us how to use your Arduino to program AVR TPI enabled microcontrollers. Turning an Arduino of virtually any sort into a simple AVR 6-pin ISP programmer is old hat. But when Atmel came out with a series of really tiny AVR chips, the ATtiny10 and...

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1K LCD Tinyfont
LCD/OLED/ePaper

1K LCD Tinyfont

A tiny pixel font rendered to an LCD display, in under 1K program space. by Zach: For the Hackaday 1k challenge, I'm attempting to pack a small pixel-based font and rendering to LCD in under 1K. The project has already been developed in C, but the file size was much larger. This...

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Tiny Wireless Capsule Camera
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Tiny Wireless Capsule Camera

A tiny wireless capsule camera for medical imaging or space-constrained environments. by Ryan Bailey @ hackaday.io: Tiny, pill-sized cameras are frequently used in the medical field to visualize the gastrointestinal tract, particularly areas not readily accessible by bulkier...

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