A Christmas star with Neopixel LEDs

A geeky Christmas decoration made with 56 LED Neopixel and controlled via an Arduino Micro board from Open Electronics: Let’s take a look, therefore, at the project’s electrical section, that is essentially composed of a set of 56 Neopixel LEDs, that have been arranged so to form two concentric stars; the first 35 RGB LEDs (out […]

The BF 15+15W open source power amp

Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about the BF 15+15W open source power amp: The amplifier revolves around a monolithic integrated circuit for universal use, that is composed of two BF amplifier stages having a bridge output, that may be equated to operational amplifiers connected by a bridge and supplied with a low impedance output […]

PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux

Microsoft is announcing PowerShell on Linux and open source, that is available on GitHub: Today, we are taking the next step in our journey. I am extremely excited to share that PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux. (For those of you who need a refresher, PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting […]

An open source 3D Scanner made with Raspberry Pi

Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about a new open source 3D Scanner made with Raspberry Pi: This being said, we may move on to talk about our 3D scan approach, that consists in using a linear laser, that is, one capable of drawing a vertical line having a constant luminous intensity, and in shooting the images that […]

Fluke/Philips PM66xx frequency counter OCXO upgrade

Dan Watson documented on his blog an OCXO upgrade board he designed for the Fluke/Philips PM66xx line of frequency counters: My counter came with the standard XO timebase option, which has fairly poor specs for stability and drift. It is difficult to trim precisely with the single-turn trimmer capacitor on the board. For most testing […]

USB curve tracer for NPN transistors

Dilshan Jayakody documented his USB port base NPN transistor curve tracer project: Curve tracer is an electronic test instrument to analyze the characteristics of transistors and other discrete semiconductors. In this post we construct USB base curve tracer to analyze properties of NPN transistors. This curve tracer is build around Microchip’s PIC18F4550 MCU and it use […]

Open-source SWD programming adapter

Ethan Zonca from Protofusion writes, “After making the switch from AVR to STM32 microcontrollers, I redesigned my old 6-pin ICSP pogo-programming adapter for SWD. The new design allows programming with pogo pins or a small pin header soldered to the pogo pads for debugging, all with the same cable. The footprint uses surface mount pads […]

OpenDrop – Digital Microfludics Plattform

An open source digital microfludics platform from GaudiLabs, that is available on github: OpenDrop is a new design for an open source digital microfludics platform for research purposes. The device uses recent electro-wetting technology to control small droplets of liquids. Potential applications are lab on a chip devices for automating processes of digital biology. How […]

New Energia 17 release brings SensorTag, Red Bear CC3200 And F28069M support

The Energia team announces the availability of version 0101E0017.  We wrote about it previously: A new version of Energia has been released. This version fixes alot of bugs from the previous version and also adds support for the following: Support for three new boards have been added added: – CC2650 based SensorTag (MT) – CC3200 based […]

CEmu, an open source TI-84 Plus CE / TI-83 Premium CE calculator emulator

Cemetechian MateoConLechuga and his team Jacobly, Adriweb, Lionel Debroux, Vogtinator have been working on a portable and open source TI-84 Plus CE/TI-83 Premium CE emulator – CEmu , that is available on Github: Features Portable emulation core written in C Decent emulation accuracy yielding the ability to boot all of TI’s CE OS’s, browse around, execute […]

isoUSBRS422, an open source isolated USB-RS422/RS485 converter board

Alper Yazar has posted an update on his open source isoUSBRS422 project we covered previously: As I said, basically it is an USB ↔ RS-422/RS-485 converter board. It can be used to communicate devices with RS-422/RS-485 interface by using a USB port of PC. Also, ground of USB port is isolated from ground of RS-422/RS-485 […]

Open Inverter, an open source micro-solar inverter

Ken Boak has been working on an open source micro-solar inverter project: We wanted to make a design that uses readily obtainable N-type FETS and an Arduino (more strictly a ATmega328P-PU on a breadboard) to generate the PWM signals and provide simple circuit protection, and load sensing. With the PWM signals generated in firmware it can easily […]