• PCB CAD, A SELECTION GUIDE

    Getting to know and evaluate the software offer for PCB, in order to choose the best one for our needs.   Designing an electronic board is a considerable and varied effort, both in terms of board design,...

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  • Antennino: the low-power Arduino with Antenna – The Bootloader

      Let’s discover how to load the bootloader on our IoT board, so to prepare it for the usage.   You learned about Antennino when reading the first part of this article, in which we presented the...

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  • Mercury System available now

    Mercury System, the HW/SW development system for IoT and Connectivity applications developed together with our collaborator Francesco Ficili, is now available on OpenStore. The system uses various type of electronic boards (logic unit, modems, slave boards equipped...

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  • Automatic dispenser for cats

      It automatically supplies meals to your pet at preset times, by providing the daily dose of cat kibble. Having a pet involves big responsibilities, first of all granting them food; unfortunately, a hectic lifestyle and imposed...

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  • RISC-V, THE ERA OF OPEN SOURCE CPU HAS BEGUN

      Open architectures for processors too? It looks like it can be done, and probably in the near future.   The project of an “open hardware” CPU, entertained only in the academic work until now, is now...

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  • BATTERY SWITCH

      Given two batteries, it chooses the one to connect to the load based on the voltage measured at their poles. It can also be used to switch DC power supplies. The growing demand for portable devices...

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  • MP3 PLAYER AND FM RADIO

      An audio file player based on an MP3 module with FM radio, Bluetooth and remote control; a 10 V stereo output and two speakers are used for the listening. The device can even work via outlet...

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  • LET’S BUILD A SPECTROMETER

      Make use of an ad hoc module by AMS in order to make a precious Arduino based tool. It will allow analysis of materials, including food and drink, through the spectrum obtained with a light stimulus...

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  • Fishino (the board for IoT and wearable) meets Squirrel (part 2)

      Let’s get familiar with a programming language optimizing how we can write code for our Fishino boards, hosted on the board itself. Programming 32-bit Fishino boards can be an easy and light task by using specific...

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  • Fishino (the board for IoT and wearable) meets Squirrel (part 1)

      We introduce a programming language to optimize code for our Fishino boards. Part one. What do squirrels and our appreciated little fishes have in common? Very little apparently, but actually, as you will see by reading...

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  • Fishino goes in low-power mode

      Let’s optimize power consumption for our Arduino-like boards using specific hardware solutions and a dedicated software library.   We recently had many requests about solutions to reduce power consumption for our Fishino boards, particularly from those...

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  • The world of GIThub

      Let’s learn all the aspects of the most renowned web hosting service, and familiarise with it, thanks to a sample application.   In the previous post, we let you know Git and in particular, we focused...

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  • Let’s manage a project from A to… GIT

      Let’s learn about the firmware management and versioning tool that is at the root of GitHub, and to be able to use it. In order to become a good programmer, it is not enough to know...

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  • Alphabot2: the OpenSource Robot

      The latest robot from Waveshare, it adds interesting features to the qualities of its predecessor. You were able to appreciate the instructional robotics platform on wheels called Alphabot, in an article dedicated to it, and you...

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  • Antennino: the low-power Arduino with Antenna

    A multirole board, that stands out for its very low energy consumption and the possibility to be remotely programmed, emerges in the rich landscape of the IoT modules. When talking about IoT, we usually refer to devices...

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  • Fishino: Facebook counter sign

      Created for the most famous social network, it displays in real-time the number of likes received by the related Facebook profile, through a giant 5-digit display. Since social networks were born, and Facebook in the first...

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  • Save My Child: the smart seat 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. Among...

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  • How to build your Energy Load manager (part 2)

      When the instantaneous power consumption exceeds the set values, it selectively disconnects the users, in order to prevent the electric meter to cut the power to disconnect.    The management of the electricity users at home,...

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