A new Arduino UNO development board is available. The name has changed, but it still fits standard Arduino shields. The FT232R USB chip (also used in the Bus Pirate) has been replaced by an extra AVR that provides USB->serial emulation with the open source LUFA USB stack. This news has been pretty unavoidable. UNO boards […]
The Seeeduino Film we covered earlier is now available. Film is a flexible development board that includes an Atmega168 with the Arduino bootloader. For portable or wearable applications, it has an on-board li-poly battery charger. Albert has been working hard to get this design right, congraduations on the first batch! Maybe when this is perfected […]
Seeed Studio might have made the world’s first flexible Arduino. This is just a prototype with a lot of work left to be done, but it looks like Seeed is giving a few away to testers.
VideoOverlayShield is an Arduino shield that superimposes text onto a composite video feed. The board uses a MAX7456 on-screen display IC which is configured through an SPI interface. The MAX7456 stores 256 user-definable characters, so we’d guess it could also display icons and graphics with a bit of hacking. Thanks for the tip Eric!
The Gadget Factory, our partner on the Open Logic Sniffer, implemented the Arduino using an FPGA. It’s based on the AVR8 soft processor Jack developed previously for the Butterfly Platform. The Butterfly Platform is a rapid prototyping board that gets you going on FPGA projects in no time, and now you can implement things in […]
Pinguino is an Arduino-like board based on PIC microcontroller. The hardware is based on a PIC 18F2550, which has an integrated USB module. This is the same chip we used in the USB IR Toy. The IDE is built with Python. An integrated preprocessor translates Arduino specific instructions directly to C. It uses SDCC as […]
SparkFun has a tutorial about playing WAV files with an 8-bit AD5330 Digital Analog Converter (DAC). The AD5330 has an 8-bit parallel interface and operates from 2.5v to 5.5v. SparkFun uses an Arduino, micro SD shield, and AD5330 breakout board to play WAV files. The Arduino reads uncompressed WAV files from a FAT formatted SD […]
Macetech’s Centipede Shield adds 64 IO pins to an Arduino. It’s got four Microchip MCP23017 I2C IO expanders, with I2C speeds up to 1.7MHz. Macetech will give you one if you’ve got a project that promotes the new hardware. Thanks for the tip, also via Hack a Day.