• Retro Themed IoT Weather Display

    I had the opportunity to work with Noe Ruiz from Adafruit to write some CircuitPython code for the PyPortal Titano Weather Station. The PyPortal boards have a SAMD51 along with an ESP32 co-processor, which allows them to...

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  • PyPortal Pet Planter with Adafruit IO

    Build a smart planter with Adafruit PyPortal and CircuitPython. Monitor your plants vitals with Adafruit STEMMA Soil Sensor and plot moisture and temperature data. Use Adafruit IO to create a visual dashboard with gauges of your plants...

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  • Electronic History of the Day with PyPortal

    This PyPortal project shows one notable electronic or science fact every day. Based on what day it is, CircuitPython code grabs JSON data from a database and then prints information about the person associated with that day....

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  • ESP8266 Over The Air (OTA) Programming In Arduino IDE

      A fantastic feature of any WiFi-enabled microcontroller like ESP8266 NodeMCU is the ability to update its firmware wirelessly. This is known as Over-The-Air (OTA) programming.   More info

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  • Reachy is an expressive, open-source robot

      Seems like everybody’s getting into the AI and robotics game — at least the companies and research institutions that can afford to build their platforms from the ground up are. France’s Pollen Robotics, on the other...

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  • Arduino PortentaH7 Carrier Board

    The Portenta Carrier exposes all of the extra capabilities of the processor on the Portenta board through connectors and peripherals that do not physically fit on it like connectors for USB, RJ-45, CAN bus, audio in and...

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  • Arduino announced the powerful low-power new Arduino Portenta Family

    New Portenta Family Arduino’s new series of high-performance industry-rated boards Designed for demanding industrial control, AI edge processing and robotics applications     Designed for demanding industrial applications, AI edge processing and robotics, it features a new...

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  • Adafruit introduced Feather Express

      Recently Adafruit introduced the STM32F405 Feather Express. Mounting an STMicroelectronics STM32F405 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 processor running at 168MHz, 1MB of flash memory, a 2MB SPI flash module. It also features an onboard NeoPixel indicator and a...

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  • Print with Perler beads

    Perler beads allow you to make fun designs by melting these tiny colored objects together, but why arrange them by hand when you can have a machine do it for you? That’s the idea behind this hack...

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  • Adafruit DC & Stepper Motor Bonnet for Your Pi Now Available

    A new Raspberry Pi stepper motor and DC bonnet has being designed by Adafruit and is now available to purchase from their online store priced at $22.50. The Raspberry Pi bonnet can drive up to 4 DC...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Enviro+ Pi Hat for Indoors and Out Air Pollution Monitoring

    The Raspberry pi hat, called Enviro+, comes from Pimoroni, which is pitching the add-on as a cheap alternative to expensive environmental monitoring stations. With an additional particulate matter sensor, the Pi-based air-monitoring device can be placed just...

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  • EZBlock Pi is an Easy to Use Raspberry Pi Programming Interface

    A brand new Raspberry Pi HAT is these days beneath building designed to offer customers with a very simple to make use of Raspberry Pi programming interface within the type of the aptly named EzBlock Pi. Enabling...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • MicroPython Unveiled the Pyboard D-series for Robotics

    MicroPython has launched its new series of electronic circuit boards – Pyboard D Board. These boards run on MicroPython which is a stripped down version of Python 3 that is meant for microcontrollers. The stand-out feature of...

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  • PYNQ Z2 Open Source Python FPGA board

    PYNQ is an open-source project from Xilinx® that makes it easy to design embedded systems with Xilinx Zynq® Systems on Chips (SoCs). PYNQ Z2 board, based on Xilinx Zynq SoC is designed for the Xilinx University Program...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • DIY Robotic Arm for Raspberry Pi Hits Kickstarter

    SB Components has gone to Kickstarter to launch an open source hardware and software PiArm robotic arm kit aimed at the DIY maker and education markets. Specifically created for children, makers and those interested in learning more...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Sphero RVR Hackable Robot Tank Hits Kickstarter

    Sphero, a Colorado-based robotics company is out with a new DIY robotics platform. Called RVR, the robot looks a lot like an RC car, only it’s infinitely hackable and designed to entice coders of all levels to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Poseidon: Open Source Syringe Pump and Microscope System

    Developed by students at the California Institute of Technology, Poseidon is an open source alternative to commercial syringe pump and microscope system. The Poseidon microscope consists of a Raspberry Pi, touch screen module, and commercially available digital...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Open Source Delta 5 Race Timer to Time Drone Races

    The Delta 5 Race Timer is an open-source multi-node timing system that uses the video signals from FPV vehicles to determine when they cross the start/finish line.  The heart of the system is a Raspberry Pi, and each node...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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