Panelization – using GerberPanelizer on Windows (Linux possible)

Arsenijs over at Hackaday.io writes: This tutorial was done on Windows. Authors claim it could also be used on Linux by using Mono, but I haven’t tried and don’t understand a lot about Mono to see what could be done. I am switching to Linux nowadays, so I’d be very grateful to anybody that’d make instructions […]

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 […]

Linux alarm clock

Benoit Frigon wrote an article detailing his alarm clock running Linux project, that is available on github: This is the display i made for my alarm clock project. The first version was a 24×7 LED matrix but later changed the design for a four digits seven segment display. I decided to keep the drawings for […]

Embedded Linux APRS iGate tutorial

A detailed tutorial on how to make your own APRS iGate (Automatic Packet Reporting System)  from Andrew Milluzzi: With the super cheap embedded Linux platforms (Raspi, Beaglebone, etc.) and cheap TV dongles, it is really easy to make your own APRS iGate, just like the one in the photo above. This tutorial will give you […]

Embedded Linux System

hak8or was inspired by Henrik’s Embedded Linux system so he made his own: The repository is divided into two SOC’s, one being Atmel’s AT91SAM9N12 which is what the currently working board uses, and the other being Freescale’s I.MX223. Each SOC subdir contains schematics, board files, the required code modifications in the form of git patches to the […]

Linux-based clock radio

An open-source Linux-based clock radio from SpriteMods: Ofcourse, a nice PCB with a powerful processor and a nice display only is scrap without the software: especially in this case, it pretty much defines what the device does. While developing the hardware, I already had made the decision to go with Linux and OpenWRT as an OS, as that’s […]

68 Katy – 68000 Linux on a solderless breadboard

Steve Chamberlin of Big Mess o’ Wires has written up documentation on his awesome 68 Katy project,  a 68000 Linux on a solderless breadboard: Here’s a look at the final version of the hardware. It took about a week to assemble and wire up all the parts on a solderless breadboard. The heart of the system is […]

Lsquaredc, a library for I2C communications for Linux devices

A library for I2C communications for Linux devices – the Lsquaredc by Jan Rychter, that is available at Github: Lsquaredc is a tiny Linux library that allows you to access I2C (IIC, I²C, or I squared C) from userspace without causing excessive pain and suffering. The library uses the Bus Pirate convention for specifying I2C sequences, supports repeated […]

Welcome Arduino Yún – the first member of a series of wifi products combining Arduino with Linux

Welcome Arduino Yún – the first member of a series of wifi products combining Arduino with Linux: Massimo Banzi announced it some minutes ago during his annual “The state of Arduino” presentation at Maker Faire Bay Area:  Arduino Yún  is the first of a revolutionary family of wifi products combining Arduino with Linux. Yún means […]

OLinuXino-Micro ARM9 Linux board available at Mouser

Brightbluejim let us know that the OLinuXino-Micro ARM9 Linux board is available at Mouser for $30. It runs at 454 MHz, has 64 MB of RAM, an SD-card reader, TV PAL/NTSC video output, one USB High-Speed host port, and an a Pi-tossing 60 GPIO pins broken out. Via the comments

Cubieboard: Another Linux computer on a board

Cubieboard is another Linux computer-on-a-board type device. It features a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and the Mali400 OpenGL ES GPU with HDMI output. What sets it apart from the popular Raspberry Pi, is it’s 96 GPIO pins and SATA support. Unfortunately we were unable to find more information […]

Olimex discounts for open source developers

Long time reader IPenguin let us know Olimex started the OLinuXino open source developer discount initiative. Basically you develop open source software for their OLinuXino Linux boards, and they give you a 15-50% discount code: What are the requirements? An open Source project based on a OLinuXino board. The project has to be published somewhere, […]

OpenWRT router interfaced to an Arduino

Yesterday we talked about the cheap OpenWRT supported TP-Link WR703N Wi-Fi router. This instructable describes how to interface it to an Arduino board, and compares it to other Linux boards like the Raspberry Pi. So far the nicest solution I have found is one of the world’s smallest pocket routers TP Link WR703N. Cheapest in […]

TP-Link WR703N lowest cost openWRT compatable Wi-Fi router

The TP-Link WR703N (machine translation) is a small Wi-Fi router that’s easy to hack, and flash with openWRT. The best feature about it is that it cost only $20 on eBay. It features a single host USB connector making it easy to connect USB devices to it. The processor runs at 400Mhz, with 4MB of […]

Missing Cadsoft Eagle 6.x libraries for Linux

Mick M. posted the missing Cadsoft Eagle 6.x libraries for Linux:  I finally tracked down the libraries to allow installation of the latest version. This will get you out of “dependency-hell” . Hopefully Cadsoft will statically link the next release. They work for me on Fedora 17 and Mint 13. Read the instructions below.

OLinuXino-Micro ARM9 Linux board hits the streets

Olimex released their OLinuXino-Micro, an ARM9 development platform that supports Linux. It runs at 454 MHz, has 64 MB of RAM, an SD-card reader, TV PAL/NTSC video output, one USB High-Speed host port, and an a Pi-tossing 60 GPIO pins broken out. It’s priced around 24 Euros (30 bucks). Via the forum.

Tizen open source pre-release code available

The Linux Foundation Tizen Work group announces the availability of a set of pre-release tools to give application developers an early look at Tizen. “Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories, including smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, […]