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Only 16 ATX Breakout Boards left

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Get them while they're hot. Only 16 ATX Breakout Boards v1.1 are left at Seeed from the initial batch. Another batch is in production. Thanks to everyone for making this project a success. Available for $13.80 at Seeed Studio.

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FIRMWARE UPDATE: USB and Serial LCD Backpack v1.1 beta 1

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

A new test firmware is available for the USB and Serial LCD Backpack. This update fixes some compatibility problems with the LCDproc software, and integrates the separate USB and serial mode firmwares. Now replies to 3 commands used by LCDproc that were not implemented before (replies 0x00 to commands 5,6,7)...

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No workshop video this week, we’re moving!

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Our move to a new workshop took longer than expected, and we didn't get it done in time to make a video this week. We'll be back next week to show you around the new place. The shop is setup like a studio with lots of lighting and a camera...

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Soldering PICqueño32 dev-board prototype

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH_gaCmOOTQ[/embed] A video of the PICqueno32 prototype build and test process. About 70 minutes of soldering is reduced to 5 minutes. First the big chips go down. This board has a 64pin TQFP PIC32 and a 28pin SOIC FT232 USB->serial chip. We had to salvage the FT232 from an old...

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STATUS UPDATE: PICqueño32 v1.0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

PICqueño32 is our knock-off the Arduino-compatible chipKIT Uno32. Earlier this summer Microchip and Digilent released a 32bit, PIC 32 development board. Yeah, it's in the shape of an Arduino. What sets it apart from others is the open source compiler that works with the Arduino IDE and existing Arduino programs....

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Embeded Linux board update

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

sqkybeaver took over the embedded Linux board routing and released an updated PCB. Here's the wiki for this project. Via the forum.

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Status Update: Bus Pirate v3.5

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Bus Pirate v3b (L), v3.5 (R), v4 (BACK) Bus Pirate v3.5 is exactly the same a Bus Pirate v3b. We added a much requested shrouded header, and made tweaks to keep manufacturing costs down. v3.5 has a bigger PCB, the same size as v4. Both boards will fit the same...

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STATUS UPDATE: Nokia LCD backpack

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

We're trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. We'll try to hit a Monday next time. A disappointing update on the USB backpack for SparkFun's cheap color LCDs. ...

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STATUS UPDATE: USB IR Toy v2

Monday, April 18th, 2011

On Monday we post status updates on new projects. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. USB IR Toy v2 has completed manufacturing and is in testing now. It will probably be available in the next couple of weeks. The IR Toy...

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STATUS UPDATE: PIC LCD backpack

Monday, April 11th, 2011

We're trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. This is a USB and serial backpack for simple HD44780 character LCD screens. It has a few nice features that...

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STATUS UPDATE: Nokia LCD backpack

Monday, March 28th, 2011

We're trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. This is a simple USB backpack for SparkFun's cheap color LCDs. A PIC 18F24J50 controls the LCD from a USB...

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STATUS UPDATE: Bus Blaster v2

Monday, March 21st, 2011

We're trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. Bus Blaster v2 is going to rock! The design is so flexible and fun, we can't believe it wasn't the...

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