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 are presenting this time is […]
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 normally make use of optical […]
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 as we like them. It’s […]
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 the DFR0299 module we already […]
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.
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 what it takes to build […]
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 control board, that is entirely programmable […]
Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about a new open source Rain Sensor and controller: Designed to be coupled to an irrigation controller, a weather station or motorized curtains and rolling shutters, it shuts down a relay when rain is detected. Full details at Open Electronics project page.
A custom 12V powerbank for Cube i7 Stylus from Muxtronics: Why would anyone even try to build a power bank – i.e. an external battery for charging mobile devices – these days? These things are commodity, it’s impossible to compete. Right? Well, that is until you find out that the type of power bank for your […]
Jan Ostman has a nice build log on his open-source DIY touch synthesizer the Tiny-TS, that is available on Hackster.io: The Tiny TS is a credit card sized (100x65mm) fully open-sourced synthesizer with a 1-octave capacitive touch keyboard. Check out the video after the break.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Open source hardware digital signal processing platform from Paul Janicki: The open hardware DSP platform is a range of small boards that can be plugged together to give you a flexible platform for processing all sorts of audio signals. If you want a simple crossover, a custom USB soundcard and headphone amp, or a fully fledged […]
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 […]
Tom Keddie posted a video showing his OpenPnP pick and place build.
Dan Watson documented on his blog an open source Arduino-compatible Cherry MX keypad he designed using the ATmega32U4 microcontroller: The board that I designed includes four Cherry MX keys. I used MX Blues, but it is also compatible with other types such as Brown and Red. It’s simply a matter of soldering on the ones […]
David Spinden writes, “Wanted to pass along an open source hardware circuit board tool that allows a person that has a circuit board that has vias for .1 inch headers, but has no headers to prototype for their idea. Using a spring contact, the ViaConnect attaches directly to the via. It is great for students […]
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 […]
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 […]