Archive for the ‘documentation’ Category

A small collection of NodeMCU Lua scripts

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Limpkin writes: I usually never use libraries... but made an exception for these quick projects ! I'm pretty sure that most people reading this very article know about the (very) cheap ESP8266 Wifi module. A bit more than a year ago, I actually made a small development board for it,...

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The factory of the world – Hackaday documentary on the Shenzhen Ecosystem

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The factory of the world – Hackaday documentary on the Shenzhen Ecosystem When it comes to manufacturing, no place in the world has the same kind of allure as the Pearl River Delta region of China. Within just an hour-long train ride, two vastly different cultures co-exist, each with its...

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ESP8266 WiFi module quick start guide

Monday, February 16th, 2015

follower from rancidpacon writes,I recently wrote a 15-page getting started guide for the $5 ESP8266 WiFi modules for Kiwicon 8, a local New Zealand hacker con. It's available as both HTML and a PDF. It provides details on: how to make the hardware connections using an FTDI Board or Arduino...

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The D programming language

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

If you're into learning programming languages, you may what to check out a new programming language known as D. What is D? According to the developer's website D is a general purpose systems and applications programming language. It is a high level language, but retains the ability to write high...

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Hacking the Patent System: alternative patent licensing

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The EFF has announced their participation in the launch of a new guide to alternative patent licensing. The guide was prepared by the Juelsgaard Intellectual Property & Innovation Clinic at Stanford Law School in partnership with EFF, Engine, and the Open Invention Network (OIN). Generally speaking, defensive aggregators use the...

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Transistor info site

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Ivan writes to inform us of his new site, "It allows you to find the technical specs of transistors (bjt, mosfet and igbt) and even put this information here in the forum with the BBCODE export option!" Via the contact form.

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Share and visualize KiCad components with KiCadCloud

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Alan C. Assis writes with a new way to share and visualize KiCad components. It is not easy to find KiCad components. Normally people search at or just "Google" for the component part-number + KiCad, but neither approach normally will return good results. At end of day he/she decides...

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How to choose an open source hardware license

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Makers in the open source hardware community are usually more preoccupied with tech details, with licensing considerations being an afterthought. This can lead to unintended consequences resulting from releasing a design under what proves to be either too permissive or restrictive. Simone Cicero tries to clear up confusion over characteristics...

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New MSP430 MCU selection guide

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The new MSP430 selection guide is available from download from TI. This 25 page PDF provides an overview of the MCU line, dev boards and supporting peripherals.

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Advice: what to expect when authorities confiscate your electronics

Monday, August 26th, 2013

It's unfortunate that we have to consider these matters, but with governments worldwide obsessed with violating the privacy of ordinary citizens we found a well documented post which puts some flesh on what some naively view as skeletal paranoia. In this comprehensive article Violet Blue of ZDNet outlines the tools...

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Posted in documentation, encryption, people, security, surveillance | 1 Comment »

Graphical cheat sheets for ARM dev boards

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Gordon Williams has developed cheat sheets for ARM dev boards. He writes, "I got pretty frustrated working with ARM development boards - every time I'd choose a pin for some function I'd find out that it was used for some peripheral on the board - so it either wouldn't work...

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DEFCON: The Documentary video download

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

The video entitled DEFCON: The Documentary has been released for download at the DEFCON XXI conference currently underway in Las Vegas, NV. The production by Jason Scott chronicles the first 20 years of the legendary hacker conference. You can obtain your own copy free from the "DEFCON torrent link. For...

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TI wireless connectivity guide

Monday, July 8th, 2013

With TI wireless devices being encountered from time to time in your hardware hacking it's important to be able to recognize the types of chips and their associated capabilities. TI has a free Wireless Connectivity Guide available covering their offerings for various wireless technologies including mesh and IP networks, personal...

Posted in components, documentation, RF, wireless | 3 Comments »

How to ID your Arduino board

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Which Arduino boards are commonly in use and how do you distinguish one from another? Alex Castle has posted a roundup of the most common Arduino boards on the market right now, with tips on how to distinguish between them based on processing capabilities, feature sets and form factor. This...

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References regarding RF, DC, AC ferromagnetic materials

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Drone writes in suggesting this site with lots of info on RF, DC, AC ferromagnetic materials and applications. The company, RJ & US Imports, has stopped trading but keeps the reference info up as a service to others. Via the contact form.

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Why you should document your Open Source Hardware project

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Why you should document your Open Source Hardware project: This specific moment, that moment when you start working on the refinements of a product to create the second version, could be a great moment to document your invention. In fact, when you start again the production process, you already know...

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Declassified NSA doc: Untangling the Web

Friday, May 10th, 2013

In this newly declassified document entitled "Untangling the Web: a guide to internet research", the NSA drops the docs on the governemnt's view of internet research resources. (The information is a bit dated as this is the 2007 edition.) Untangling the Web was released as a result of a Freedom...

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Free PDF of “Hacking the Xbox” in honor of Aaron Swartz

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Our friend Andrew "bunnie" Huang along with No Starch Press have decided to release a free ebook version of Hacking the Xbox in honor of Aaron Swartz. Bunnie writes, "As you read my book, I hope that you’ll be reminded of how important freedom is to the hacking community and...

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Notacon 10 – DC to Daylight: A whirlwind tour of the radio spectrum

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Ever wonder what's going on in those portions of the spectrum outside the regular broadcast and public safety bands? This video from the just concluded Notacon 10 conference in Cleveland, OH, provides a summary of the radio spectrum assignments from the proverbial "DC to daylight". This presentation by Stormgren concentrates...

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Freescale medical applications component user guide

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Freescale Semiconductors has posted their Medical Applications User Guide. This 116 page PDF outlines the MCU, RF, sensor and display technologies offered with specific emphasis on their implementation in developing medical applications. Included are block diagrams of medical devices and overviews of contemporary medical electronics technologies.

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