Digispark Pro – tiny, Arduino ready, USB and mobile dev board

Ihsan informs us of Digitstump’s  inexpensive, tiny Arduino IDE ready, USB and mobile dev board, the Digispark Pro: Serial over USB debugging, USB programmable, 14 i/o, SPI, I2C, UART, USB Device Emulation, Mobile Development Ready, Optional BT, BLE, Mesh, and Wi-Fi. The super small, dirt cheap, always open source, Arduino compatible, USB (and Mobile and Wireless!) development […]

LemcUSB: software USB for EFM32ZG (ARM Cortex M0+)

Viswa informs us that the Lemcu.org crew have implemented a purely software based USB peripheral for ARM Cortex M0+ devices and a made a tiny Quick start board for EFM32ZG110 MCU. “This software enables Cortex M0+ devices to act as a Low speed USB device. It includes a lightweight USB & HID Stack and can […]

A development board for Lua programming update

doub posted an update on his Lua board we covered previously: Today I soldered a second one, and it looks much better. Here is a picture.  I just plugged it on my PC while pressing the DFU button and Windows recognized it as a “STM Device in DFU Mode”, and properly downloaded the drivers, so […]

Pratham: Breadboardable PIC32 board

Gaurav Chaudhary  has written an article detailing his Pratham – breadboardable PIC32 breakout with USB OTG , USB/SDCard/UART bootloader: doing random projects with Microcontroller i always come into position when i need to have a bit more power and Peripherals then regular 8-bit micro or Arduino has to offer, but most of the powerful micro usually come in […]

STM32F429 discovery board running Sega master system emulator

Fabrice Muller writes informing of this recent efforts using the STM32F429 Discovery Board to run a Sega emulator: Yesterday I made this adaptation from the Alessandro Rocchegiani sega master system emulator. You can seen the original work here. After trying to adapt this emulator to my smt32 VGA output board I faced some problems with […]

A development board for Lua programming

doub has been working on a development board for Lua programming: So this project is about packing a relatively fast microcontroller, but not complex enough to require a high level OS (like Linux for SoC-class chips), with a big RAM chip. I picked a STM32F427, because I have some experience with the STM32 family, the core […]

SLENDUINO development board based on PIC12F683

Here’s a SLENDUINO development board based on PIC12F683 by C/D: The idea of this project was born from the necessity of create projects focused to mobile; therefore PIC12F683-I/SN was almost immediately our first choice for the features of this microcontroller. Files available on Github.

Rapid development board for PIC12F series microcontrollers

Here’s Embedded Lab’s new development board for PIC12F series microcontrollers: The 12F series of PIC microcontrollers are handy little 8-pin devices designed for small embedded applications that do not require too many I/O resources, and where small size is advantageous. These applications include a wide range of everyday products such as hair dryers, electric toothbrushes, rice […]

Micro Python: Python for microcontrollers

Torsten came across an interesting project on Kickstarter called Micro Python by Damien George.  He writes: It has some very nice new design ideas as well as a totally new way of dealing with uC. I often do prototyping of a certain algorithm in python because it is very easy to debug and test. After that, I go an implement it in […]

uCAN – protocol stack for microcontroller networking update

Nick Johnson over at Arachnid Labs posted an update on his uCAN- a protocol stack for microcontroller networking we posted previously: First working uCAN hardware! It’s not much to look at, but it is fully functional! A power injector with a 12v wall wart, a Raspberry Pi with uCAN expansion board, and an Arduino Uno with uCAN shield, […]

uCAN: A protocol stack for microcontroller networking

Nick Johnson over at Arachnid Labs writes: I’m working on an idea that I’ve been pondering over for a while: a simple, low cost option for networking low power microcontrollers for hobbyist projects, art installations, interactive exhibits, hackspaces, etc etc. There are a few options around, but nobody’s specified something to build an ecosystem around; radio […]

Arduino teams with Intel to produce Galileo

Massimo Banzi has announced the latest release in the Arduino line: the Galileo. Galileo is a microcontroller board based on the Intel Quark SoC X1000 Application Processor, a 32-bit Intel Pentium-class system on a chip (datasheet — 920 page PDF.) It’s the first board based on Intel® architecture designed to be hardware and software pin-compatible […]

MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad evaluation kit

TI has announced their latest LaunchPad evaluation kit. The new MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit includes USB 2.0-enabled MSP430F5529 16-bit MCU (up to 25 MHz), 128KB Flash, 8KB RAM and a 12 Bit SAR ADC. Also included are eZ-FET lite (the open source onboard debugger with application UART) and the standard 40 pin LaunchPad connector […]

Arduino announces new Arduino Yun board

The Arduino crew has announced the Arduino Yun. This latest addition to the Arduino family is a “combination of a classic Arduino Leonardo (based on the Atmega32U4 processor) with a Wifi system-on-a-chip running Linino (a MIPS GNU/Linux based on OpenWRT). We embedded the Linux machine directly on the PCB of the Arduino Leonardo and we […]

RTL-SDR spectrum analyzer for BeagleBone Black using ViewRF software

Stephen Ong previously released this video demonstrating the use of RTL-SDR dongle with the BeagleBone dev board to function as a spectrum analyzer. The software making this possible is known as ViewRF and Stephen has now released the instructions and code links for this project.