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Aweigh: the open-source alternative to GPS

Friday, April 26th, 2019

A team of student designers and engineers from the RCA and Imperial College have developed a substitute for GPS that does not rely on satellites, called Aweigh: Aweigh is an open navigation system that does not rely on satellites: it is inspired by the mapping of celestial bodies and the polarized vision...

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miniduino USB

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Boris Landoni  writes about a new open source project, the miniduino USB: A small Arduino board with minimal hardware but with access to all I/Os, just like the Nano and equipped with PCB-integrated, direct-insertion USB connector: it is basically an Arduino Pen Drive. More details on Open Electronics project page.

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Battery switch

Friday, December 7th, 2018

An open source battery switch project from Open Electronics: Given two batteries, it chooses the one to connect to the load based on the voltage measured at their poles. It can also be used to switch DC power supplies. More details at open-electronics.org.

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New 2.5D pen/laser ESP32 controller

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Bdring published a new build: I have done several pen and laser machines lately, so I decided to create a custom PCB for Grbl_ESP32 for these types of machines. This is a small (70mm x 60mm) PCB with all the features a pen plotter or laser cutter/engraver would need. These...

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LPCNet – Open Source Neural Net speech synthesis

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Jean-Marc Valin has been working on Neural Network (NN) based speech synthesis in his project called LPCNet: This new demo presents LPCNet, an architecture that combines signal processing and deep learning to improve the efficiency of neural speech synthesis. Neural speech synthesis models like WaveNet have recently demonstrated impressive speech...

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An open source VOR receiver for Airspy and RTL-SDR

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

A simple VOR receiver for Airspy and RTL-SDR called Vortrack by Thierry Leconte, that is available on GitHub: In the past we've seen several other posts about RTL-SDRs being used to decode VOR signals, but Thierry's implementation appears to be the easiest way to get a bearing straight away. You'll get...

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Grbl_ESP32 development board version 3.1

Friday, November 9th, 2018

A board to control your CNC machine with Grbl_ESP32 designed by Bart Dring, that is available on GitHub: This is a Grbl_ESP32 CNC Development board. This is a quick and easy way to use and test CNC on the ESP32 controller. Grbl is a great CNC firmware that has been...

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The USB-C Explorer

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Jason has designed a development board for USB-C and Power Delivery, that is available on GitHub: The USB-C Explorer is a development board with everything needed to start working with USB Type-C. It contains a USB-C port controller and Power Delivery PHY chip, a microcontroller, and several options for user interaction. Project info...

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How to build your Energy Load manager

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

A detailed instructions of how to build an Energy Load manager from Open Electronics: When the instantaneous power consumption exceeds the set values, it selectively disconnects the users, in order to prevent the electric meter to cut the power to disconnect. The management of the electricity users at home, intended...

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Build a Multisensor Shield for ESP8266

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Rui Santos has a great write-up on building a Multisensor Shield for ESP8266, that is available on GitHub: In this project you’ll discover how to design and create a Multisensor Shield for the ESP8266 Wemos D1 Mini board. The shield has temperature sensor (DS18B20), a PIR motion sensor, an LDR,...

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Grbl_ESP32 CNC development board

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Bart Dring has designed a development board for using CNC on Grbl ESP32: This is a Grbl_ESP32 CNC Development board. This is a quick and easy way to use and test CNC on the ESP32 controller. Grbl is a great CNC firmware that has been around for nearly a decade....

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Open source RISC – Eclipse with RISC-V on the SiFive HiFive1 board

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Erich Styger writes: Open Source software has been around for decades. But open source on hardware especially microcontroller is not much a reality these days. But there is something which might change this: RISC-V is a free and open RISC instruction set architecture and for me it has the potential...

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Wyostat: Open source Thermostat Pt. 1

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Kevin has been working on building his own thermostat, that is available on github: Does the world need another connected thermostat? When my thermostat went on the blink last winter, I looked at Nest, and Ecobee, and the other me-too thermostats, and I decided I would rather build my own....

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Energy Meter module to analyze the electrical grid parameters and consumption

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about a new open source energy meter project: In the first installment, you had the opportunity of learning about our energy meter, and of learning about its details, with special attention the technical ones. Our energy meter is based on the coupling – by means...

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Open source Agilent 53132A 53131A OCXO ultra high stability oven upgrade

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Gaurav Singh made an open source 53132A OCXO Ultra stability time base, that is available on github: While i was working with my own GPSDO project. i need to have a frequency counter with descent stability so purchased my self a Agilent 53132A which is a 12 digit frequency counter,...

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Ethernet Relay board

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about a new open source project Ethernet Relay board: The project we are introducing in this article wants on to take on that task by creating, through dedicated connections, the possibility to remotely control your entrance gate, your fish tank, the garden lights, the...

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RobotX is open source

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

James Bruton writes, "I’ve decided to open-source RobotX so anyone can have a go. I also made some extra foot sensors for the robot in the video below. You can get the CAD and code from my Github." See the full post on XRobots blog. Check out the video after...

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CANable: the open source USB to CAN adapter

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

An open-source USB to CAN adapter: It supports CAN bit-rates of up to 1 Mbit/s. The product comes with an open-source SocketCAN driver software. It features a Micro-USB connector and a 4-pin screw terminal with CAN_H, CAN_L, 5-V supply, and ground. The CANable device is a hardware clone of Eric...

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Traktorino, an open source DIY MIDI controller

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Here's an Arduino based open source MIDI controller by Musico Nerd, the Traktorino: The Traktorino is a powerful low-cost DIY MIDI Controller. It is based in the Arduino platform and it comes in DIY kit, or assembled. In its core, there’s a shield that connects to an Arduino Uno, which...

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An open source frequency meter and clock generator

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Boris Landoni writes about an open source project frequency meter and clock generator: On the hardware of the controller board LED Matrix, by taking advantage of the reconfigurability of the onboard FPGA, we can build a bivalent tool that is extremely useful to have on our work bench. Via Open Electronics.

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