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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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DC/DC switcher for 5v TO 3v at 750mA in a TO-220 7805 footprint

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

An open source small DC/DC 3W switcher to drop 5V to 3V in a 7805 TO-220 pinout from Black Mesa Labs: This post is an open source hardware design from Black Mesa Labs for a simple DC/DC converter for dropping 5V to 3.3V ( or adjustable to lower voltages via...

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Open source 22mm diameter PCB project

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

An open source 22mm diameter PCB project from Concretedog, that is available on github: So I posted a while back about how I had used these 22mm pcb's I'd made in prototyping an ematch ignitor system for use in rocketry. Although I made these stackable boards so they would fit...

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CHIP Pro TNC

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Angus Ainslie writes about an open source project a CHIP Pro TNC: So I finally have a design of the TNC I’ve been working on that I think is ready for release. Initially this started with me wanting a replacement for my mobilinkd and AP510. With feature creep it has...

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BML HDMI video for FPGAs over PMOD

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Here are two open-source-hardware HDMI  video boards for adding digital video to FPGA platforms with standard PMOD connectors from Black Mesa Labs: The BML 3bit HDMI over single-PMOD uses 7 of 8 available LVCMOS 3.3 pins on a single PMOD to provide 3bit color ( R,G,B 100% On or Off )....

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An open source rain and humidity sensor couple

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Boris Landoni writes about a new open source rain and humidity sensor project: It detects humidity through two sensors which are to be used alternatively to let us know when there is water on the ground because it’s raining, or when the water level in a flowerpot is too low and...

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HydroBot: Prototyping new modules

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Matthew Reed writes: ProtoModule is a HydroBot module designed to easily develop and test new monitoring or control functions that may someday go into a HydroBot module. It has 11 GPIO pins and the power rails broken out on a 0.1” pin header for easy breadboarding or interfacing with ribbon...

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8-bit assembler compiler project

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Dilshan Jayakody writes, "8-bit Assembler compiler is NASM compatible assembler compiler to generate binaries for 8-bit x86 like CPUs. The binaries produced with this compiler can execute on Marco Schweighauser's 8-bit virtual Javascript CPU. This native compiler can build using Lazarus / FPC. During the implementation we build and test...

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A 2-channel receiver that can save your old Motorola TX

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Boris Landoni writes about a new open source project 2-channel receiver that can save your old Motorola TX: A 433,92 MHz Receiver that can be paired with a maximum of 10 Motorola TX each with relay outputs that can be set both in monostable or bistable mode. Although we have had...

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A DC motor controller with control LEDs

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Boris Landoni writes about a new open source project a DC motor controller with control LEDs: It can be controlled through logic levels to set the speed and the direction of the rotation of CC brushed motors and stepper motors; outputs have LEDs indicating the rotation direction. The circuit board we...

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Build an open source laser reflection barrier

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about an open source project laser reflection barrier: It allows us to detect the presence and passage of an object thanks to the combination of a laser diode which emits a light ray and a phototransistor which detects reflected light. Robotics applications and industrial control systems...

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An open source sprinkler system powered by Yún

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Boris Landoni writes about an open source sprinkler system powered by Yún: A control unit for the garden sprinkler that can be controlled via web and smartphone thanks to Arduino Yún. With summer approaching, our plants and our gardens need some regular watering in order to stay lush and green...

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A full featured mp3 Demoboard

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about a new open source Demoboard MP3 audio player DFR0299: Let’s test out the capabilities of the DFR0299 audio player module, an ideal choice for Arduino but also for many stand-alone applications. In this article, we decided to design and propose a demoboard for...

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Open source data logger

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

An Arduino Nano-based open source data logger by Liudr. I have been designing data logger for a number of years. This is my answer to lots of data logging needs. An Arduino Nano-based open source data logger More details at Liudr's blog.

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MeArm Pi – Build your own Raspberry Pi powered robot arm!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Here’s an interesting open source project on Kickstarter the world's first robot arm kit for the Raspberry Pi, the MeArm Pi: We believe in helping people understand how the world works. With so much development going on in robotics at the moment, now is the perfect time to get to know...

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A FPGA controlled RGB LED MATRIX for Incredible Effects – the Hardware

Friday, February 10th, 2017

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlU2S6_yW0w[/embed] Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes: In this post you will find  the description of a graphic display that uses a modular solution based on dot matrix blocks (in which each dot is a RGB LED), that are driven – via a specific bus – by a very powerful...

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