Aweigh: the open-source alternative to GPS

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 […]

LPCNet – Open Source Neural Net speech synthesis

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 […]

An open source VOR receiver for Airspy and RTL-SDR

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 […]

The USB-C Explorer

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 […]

How to build your Energy Load manager

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 as the possibility to define […]

Build a Multisensor Shield for ESP8266

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, and a terminal to connect […]

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

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 to replace some of the […]

Energy Meter module to analyze the electrical grid parameters and consumption

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 of two measuring transformers – […]

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

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, big brother to 53131A 10 […]

CANable: the open source USB to CAN adapter

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 Evenchick’s CANtact project, an open-source […]

Traktorino, an open source DIY MIDI controller

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 uses open-source code, making it […]