Dilshan Jayakody has been working on an open-source hardware project MCP4141 based digital potentiometer, that is available on GitHub: The main objective of this project is to create an experimental prototype of a digital potentiometer using Microchip’s MCP4141 IC. MCP4141 is available with end-to-end resistances of 5KΩ, 10KΩ, 50kΩ, and 100KΩ. This potentiometer-module can drive […]
Johnny Chung Lee writes, “In the event that COVID-19 hospitalizations exhaust the availability of FDA approved ventilators. I started documenting a a process of converting a low-cost CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) blower into a rudimentary Ventilator that could help with breathing during an acute respiratory attack. If interested, follow along the Github Project“ More […]
An open source universal audio amplifier called ‘U-AMP‘ @ GmanModz, that is available on GitHub: Using what I learned getting digital audio working on each systems, I set out on a new project I would call “U-AMP” (Universal-Amp). This would be ONE pcb which has the features of seamlessly integrated speakers and headphones with a […]
Dilshan Jayakody has published a new build: This project is about 24-bit stereo DAC, which we build for Raspberry Pi boards. This R-2R ladder DAC is developing around Intel / Altera EPM240T100C5N CPLD. We developed this module after review the PT8211 DAC, which we tested a few months ago. Compare with PT8211 DAC, this module […]
Sasa Karanovic posted detailed instructions of how to build a physical dashboard for your PC, that is available on GitHub: The overall architecture is very simple; There is a python script that is running on a PC and collects CPU, memory, network and GPU usage. Then, it sends that information over serial COM port to […]
Erich Styger writes: In JTAG Debugging the ESP32 with FT2232 and OpenOCD I have used a FTDI FT2232 breakout board to JTAG debug with OpenOCD. With an adapter board on top of the FTDI FT2232 the wiring is much easier and simpler to use. More details at mcuoneclipse.com
Nigan tipped us to a simple open source Bluetooth stack for embedded devices, the SmallTooth: A newly developed open source Bluetooth stack for PIC32/24 * The code is really easy to understand, very well documented and really small. * Designed to be extended and ported. * Works straight out of the box with the PIC32 […]
suchende tipped us to the small File system for NOR flash: The main problem for “very small devices” – until now – was the “File System”: everybody knows “FAT”, “NTFS”, … but have you ever thought of a file system on a small chip? Or even inside of a CPU? No problem, with the right […]
Dilshan Jayakody writes about a new open source project, the PIC16F886 based CW auto key controller with USB support: USB Morse Keyer is a microcontroller-based auto keyer project with following features: *USB / straight key / iambic key inputs *Support for both standalone and USB operating modes *64-character USB typeahead buffer and 6-character Morse key typeahead buffer […]
tinyOSD and the tinyFINITY, a tiny open source video transmitter with integrated graphic OSD from fishpepper.de As I like fully integrated solutions I started to work on a new PCB design that includes a RTC6705 video transmitter and my tinyOSD into one tiny 16x16mm board called tinyFINITY. The image shows a preliminary version where I tested […]
Here’s an open source hardware development board for Espressif audio development framework, the ESP32-ADF, from Olimex: With ESP32-WROOM-B module with 8MB RAM and 4MB of Flash, two microphones, two 3W speakers, codec, amplifier, Lipo charger, USB with programming, Audio 3.5mm jack, ESP32-ADF board offers everything you need to start playing with Espressif Audio Development Framework. Check […]
Boris Landoni over at Open Electronics writes, “We use the platform based on the AMS sensors in combination with the Personal Computer and thanks to an ad hoc software we trace on the screen the spectrum curves resulting from the analysis performed.” More info on Open Source Project page.
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 of insects. Ancient seafarers and […]
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.
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.
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 typically use stepper motors for […]
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 synthesis quality. Unfortunately, their computational […]
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 the most use out of […]
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 around for nearly a decade. […]
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 on Reclaimer Labs blog. It’s […]