Ford Traffic Tamer App challenge

Ford is currently sponsoring the Traffic Tamer App Challenge aimed at solving the issue of traffic congestion in the city of London. Part of this challenge encourages developers to use OpenXC in their solution to address the problem. Submissions are open until January 15th, 2014. The use of Ford’s OpenXC platform is encouraged, but not […]

ProfTweak app tweaks Makerware settings

Rich Olson of Nothing Labs writes: I’m a Makerbot Replicator 2 user – and I generally like MakerWare – but it pains me that they don’t expose about 95% of the slicer settings in the GUI. To get good results with filaments besides PLA – I often need to do things not in MakerWare’s interface […]

ElectroDroid electronic’s calc app

Mats Engstrom writes that he’s had positive experience with the ElectroDroid app. He’s had it installed in his phone for some time now finds it useful. “In addition to a lot of pinouts and lists of nice-to-have info the app also has calculators for Ohm’s law, capacitor charge timings, battery life time, voltage dividers, 555 […]

Freescale RF engineering tools app V1.0

If you need to do RF related computations on a regular basis, now there’s an app for that! Freescale has released their FREE RF Engineering Tools App V1.0. “The RF Engineering Tools app is a compilation of calculators and converters that can assist the typical RF designer, university student, professor and other members of the […]

Visualize and analyzing serial data in real time

SerialChart is an open source Windows app for charting incoming data over the serial port in real time. The incoming data should be in CSV format, with each point on a separate line. The first value in the data stream should be the horizontal coordinate, a comma, then the vertical coordinates and a line feed. […]

ArduinoCommander: An Android app controls Arduinos

ArduinoCommander is an Android app for controlling an Arduino via a Bluetooth shield: display board firmware version, name and Firmata protocol version set pin mode (analog/digital input/output, pwm) get/set pin values read messages from the board (Firmata String Sysex message) beautiful WYSIWYG interface with 320×480, 480×800, 480×854, 1024×600 and 1280×800(?) screens support

Circuit simulator for Android devices

Cameron tipped us to a circuit simulator for Android devices. It looks a lot like the java based circuit simulator we wrote about a few weeks ago.  Everycircuit seems like a useful tool if you want to play around with electronics anywhere you find yourself. Unfortunately it seems to only support abstract level simulation models, […]