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

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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...

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

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Viswa informs us that the 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...

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STM32 Nucleo development series

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Alexander Czajor from ST writes:ST has just released the STM32 Nucleo. This is a series of development tools that allow to quickly evaluate any STM32. These boards are extensible with Arduino, and they are supported by mbed. This makes them a good basis for any embedded community. The main idea:...

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A development board for Lua programming update

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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...

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Pratham: Breadboardable PIC32 board

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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...

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STM32F429 discovery board running Sega master system emulator

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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...

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A development board for Lua programming

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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...

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SLENDUINO development board based on PIC12F683

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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.

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Rapid development board for PIC12F series microcontrollers

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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...

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Micro Python: Python for microcontrollers

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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,...

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UDP bootloader for Atmega328p + ENC28J60

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Kehribar writes, "I’ve recently published my “UDP bootloader for Atmega328p + ENC28J60” project.  Hardware development is done on my "Embedded ethernet gateway" project.  You can find the blog post about this project from here" Via the forum.

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uCAN – protocol stack for microcontroller networking update

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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...

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uCAN: A protocol stack for microcontroller networking

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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...

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Arduino teams with Intel to produce Galileo

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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...

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ST 32L100C Discovery kit sample offer

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Baystray points out another  ST dev board sample offer. Its the 32L100CDISCOVERY Discovery kit featuring the STM32L100RC MCU. The order page indicates that as of the time of this posting free samples are available! Via the contact form.

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New STM32F4 discovery board features TFT LCD

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Tinito informs us that a new STM32F4 discovery board has been announced, featuring a 2.4" QVGA TFT LCD (apparently without touch sensor), 64Mbit of SDRAM, a Gyro and all pins available through pin headers. The data brief is available for download and the board lists for $24USD. Via the contact...

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MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad evaluation kit

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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...

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Arduino announces new Arduino Yun board

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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...

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RTL-SDR spectrum analyzer for BeagleBone Black using ViewRF software

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

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.

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Posted in dev boards, open source, RF, SDR, software | 8 Comments »

Review: ADSP-BF592 EZ Lite Kit

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Sebastian writes, "Here's my review of the ADSP-BF592 EZ Lite Kit. Quite an interesting board for people trying to get into DSPs." Via the contact form.

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