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chipKIT: Open source PIC USB and Ethernet drivers?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

According to Microchip Digilent is currently working on a USB, Ethernet, and CAN shield for the chipKIT. This is a really interesting project because it means drivers for PIC USB and Ethernet peripherals will be released. To jive with the Arduino community those drivers will need to be open source....

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chipKIT PIC32 compiler Q&A

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

You had a lot of unanswered questions about the chipKIT compiler. Here's some answers from Jason Kajita, a compiler developer. Jason wants to us to emphasize that this is the current plan and subject to change. Thanks for the lengthy answers! Is there any new open source code in the...

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chipKIT conference call: Yes, it’s all open source

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

[embed][/embed] Microchip, makers of PIC mircocontrollers, must feel left out of the hobby buzz surrounding the Arduino. Unable to buy Atmel outright, they did the next most sensible thing and released a duo of open source Arduino-compatible boards. Microchip got the guys at Fair Use Building and Research to add...

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Interview with Seeed Studio on postal delays

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Airmail packages from Seeed Studio have been extremely slow lately. We're currently waiting on circuit boards and other goodies to arrive from Seeed Studio. Our order left Seeed promptly, but delivery is taking weeks. Lots of other people have experienced long shipping times too. We sent Seeed a list of...

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