Open Source Meets Hardware: Open Processor Core

SiFive, the first fabless provider of customized, open-source-enabled semiconductors, had recently announced the availability of its Freedom Everywhere 310 (FE310) system on a chip (SoC), the industry’s first commercially available SoC based on the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture. The Freedom E310 (FE310) is the first member of the Freedom Everywhere family of customizable SoCs. Designed f ...

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BOSCH LAUNCHES BMI260 FAMILY – A NEW GENERATION OF IMUS

Bosch launches BMI260 family: new generation of IMUs optimized for smartphone applications. Improved accuracy at lower power consumption. Reutlingen, Germany – Bosch Sensortec launches the BMI260 family, a new generation of high-performance MEMS Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) targeted at smartphone applications. The family comprises of three sensors – BMI260, BMI261 and BMI263 – which deliver an extensiv ...

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DogWatcher (MKR1000)

This is MKR1000/Windows 10 based device to keep your dog out of areas he should not be in by sounding an alarm and taking his photo. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Raspberry Pi 2 Model B You can use Windows 10 IoT on your Raspberry Pi 2, or just run it from any device, such as your Surface or laptop. × 1 PIR Motion Sensor (generic) × 1 Buzzer I wanted a buzzer that would ...

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THIS SUPER REALISTIC LED CANDLE IS SMOKING HOT

Over the last few years, LED candles have become increasingly common; and for good reason. From a distance a decent LED candle is a pretty convincing facsimile for the real thing, providing a low flickering glow without that annoying risk of burning your house down. But there’s something to be said for the experience of a real candle; such as that puff of fragrant smoke you get when you blow one out. Which ...

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SMART.IO, An Affordable Remote Control for Embedded Designs

Creating a smartphone application for your embedded products may be a high-cost process that consumes time and efforts. ImageCraft, a producer of high quality low cost embedded system tools, had developed “Smatr.IO” as a very cheap alternative solution that allows you to add a friendly user interface to any embedded project. Smart.IO is a toolkit that helps you to create a compatible application with your p ...

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PICO-ITX RK39 BOARD RUNS LINUX OR ANDROID

IEI launched its Pico-ITX Hyper-RK39 SBC board that runs Ubuntu or Android on a Rockchip RK3399 and comes with 2GB RAM, 16B eMMC, dual and 4K display support, GbE, WiFi/BT, and optional LTE. The Rockchip RK3399 is popular among community hacker boards like the recent NanoPi Neo4. Commercial board vendors are trying out the somewhat x86 like Arm SoC. First of this was the Aaeon’s RICO-3399 and now IEI has re ...

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ARTIK + MKR1000 + DHT11 + MQTT

An IOT app which make uses of ARTIK Cloud, Genuino MKR1000, DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor and MQTT protocol. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 2 DHT11 Temperature & Humidity Sensor (4 pins) × 1 LED (generic) × 2 Software apps and online services Samsung ARTIK Cloud for IoT Arduino IDE Story This project makes use of two MKR1000s with DHT11 as sensor and LEDs as me ...

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4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

This article describes how to build a 4x4x4 RGB LED CUBE (Fig. 6) that is controlled by Arduino. Cube construction We need 64 common cathode RGB LEDs for our cube. Test all LEDs before soldering. Bend all the leads out 90 degrees apart as shown in fig.2. Now construct a jig as shown in fig. 1. Insert LEDs in to jig then solder all 4 red led anode leads then green and then blue. Slowly remove this pile from ...

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KORTEX XTEND LITE – A SIMPLE YET POWERFUL WI-FI REPEATER FOR ALL YOUR PROJECTS.

A Wi-Fi repeater is a device used to improve the coverage area of a WiFi network by amplifying existing WiFi signals and re-transmitting them. WiFi Repeaters undisputedly have quite some applications like for enhancing IoT applications connectivity, as a generic WiFi extender, ethical hacking, network security, packet sniffing, and much more. Most of the ones you see available don’t come cheap and don’t off ...

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Inside the 74181 ALU chip: die photos and reverse engineering

What's inside a TTL chip? To find out, I opened up a 74181 ALU chip, took high-resolution die photos, and reverse-engineered the chip.1 Inside I found several types of gates, implemented with interesting circuitry and unusual transistors. The 74181 was a popular chip in the 1970s used to perform calculations in the arithmetic-logic unit (ALU) of minicomputers. It is a moderately complex chip containing abou ...

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Sleepino Arduino breath exerciser for meditation and relaxation

A new open source hardware (FOSH) and software (FOSS) system has been created by Inelemento based in Italy to help you exercise your breath and aid meditation and relaxation. The Arduino-based device provides visual indicators to help you synchronise your breath with its timing sequence. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Arduino powered device which is launched via Kickstarter this ...

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Arduino MKR1000 – DHT – Artik cloud

Sending temperature and humidity from Arduino MKR1000 to Artik Cloud Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 DHT11 Temperature & Humidity Sensor (4 pins) × 1 Software apps and online services Samsung ARTIK Cloud for IoT Arduino IDE Story Background This article describe how to use REST for sending data from Arduino MKR1000 and DHT sensor to Artik Cloud Prerequisites You must ...

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