A DC motor controller with control LEDs

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 […]

Build an open source laser reflection barrier

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 […]

An open source sprinkler system powered by Yún

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]