First release of the Papilio schematic library – draw a custom processor

Drone informs us of Gadget Factory’s first release of the Papilio schematic library: Hello everyone, we have some exciting news today, the first release of the Papilio Schematic Library is ready to go! Ever find that you need just one more serial port, or SPI master, or PWM? Wouldn’t it be nice to add any […]

OpenWrt now supports Raspberry Pi

The OpenWrt Release Team has announced the final Attitude Adjustment Release (12.09) OpenWrt is a famous Linux distribution for embedded devices. It was started as a replacement for the original firmware of routers and access points. On April 25, they announced the new version, named Attitude Adjustment (12.09), that adds the new brcm2708 target, that is the […]

PROTOTYPE PREVIEW: Smoke Tester

Here is the Smoke Tester. It’s a board designed to safely power prototypes for the first time and see if there are shorts. Current can be measured using a voltmeter. Here’s the full feature list. 5V and 3.3v voltage regulators 7V-15V input 3 possible input sources: USB, 2mm DC barrel jack, and screw terminals 3 […]

Sick of Beige v1 DP5031 case available at Seeed

A clear laser-cut acrylic project case kit that fits Sick of Beige DP5031 PCBs (50mmx31mm) is now available at Seeed for $3. We’re adding case sizes as you ask for them, so if you’d like a specific one please give us a shout. Protect your project from electrical shorts and fingers, but keep it accessible […]

FT311D Android Open Accessory IC breakout board update

Here’s the update in our earlier PROTOTYPE PREVIEW: FT311D Android Open Accessory IC breakout board post: Added 2 10k pullup resistors on IOBUS0 and IOBUS1 with series jumper to turn it on/off Change 1×8 header to 2×5 for the breakout IO BUSES Breakout 3v3 and 5v onto the 2×5 IO BUSES header too Moved vias […]

PROTOTYPE PREVIEW: FT311D Android Open Accessory IC breakout board

FTDI announced the FT311D Android Open Accessory IC last week and we designed a breakout board for it. The 7 GPIO pins are broken out, and it has everything necessary for the IC to function. Stuff like: 2 Power supplies: 3.3V for the IC, 5V for the VBUS line Quartz crystal oscillator for stable USB […]

Raspbian-based SD card image released

Squonk points out Raspberry Pi’s announcement of the release of a Raspbian-based SD card image. The Raspberry Pi crew says, “This release replaces the existing Debian squeeze image as our recommended install. Notably, it is the first official image to take full advantage of the Raspberry Pi’s floating point hardware for, amongst other things, much […]

Xilinx ISE Design Suite v 13.4 now available

Xilinx has announced the availability of Version 13.4 of their ISE Design Suite. This download includes the free Webpack version of the ISE and is available for Windows and Linux. This release introduces their new MicroBlaze Micro Controller System (MCS), making a MicroBlaze-based processing system available in the ISE WebPACK edition. This is the software […]

Xilinx ISE Design Suite v 13.3 now available

Xilinx has announced the availability of Version 13.3 of their ISE Design Suite. This download includes the free Webpack version of the ISE and is available for Windows and Linux. This is the software package used to develop for our CPLD Development Boards. Don’t want to download 4.9 GB? No problem. Xilinx is making the […]

Backwoods logger mini – Open source and on sale

The backwoods logger mini from Big mess o’wires is a thermometer and altimeter for logging your cross country hikes. It is an updated version of the backwoods logger classic. A production test run of pre-assembled units is available for sale. All the PCB files, as well as the source code are available. It measures temperature […]

Bus Blaster release package v2.0

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

Kinect for Windows SDK beta released

Microsoft has released the beta of their Kinect for Windows SDK. The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is a programming toolkit for application developers. It enables the academic and enthusiast communities easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running the Windows 7 operating system. The Kinect for Windows […]

Linux Web board in-progress release package

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

Breakout boards release package v1.0

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

xQFP protoboard release package

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

Microcontroller quick start schematics release package v1

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

Logic Shrimp release package v2.0

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

FT232 Universal LCD Backpack release package v1

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

Color LCD Backpack release package v1

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

PIC LCD backpack release package v1a

A source archive and user package is now available for the PIC LCD Backpack. Several of these have been assembled on free PCBs, and we initiated a small batch of assembled boards last week. Latest downloads (check me first) LCD Backpack PIC HD44780.source.r1121.v1a.zip LCD Backpack PIC HD44780.package.v1a.zip Over the last few weeks we did a […]