Posts Tagged ‘open source’

USB seven segment display module

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Dilshan Jayakody published a new build: This project is about an open source, USB based, 10 digit seven segment display unit. This unit is specifically designed to work with POS systems and banking applications. Initially, this system is developed to work with PC based systems, and later it was modified...

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Aweigh: the open-source alternative to GPS

Friday, April 26th, 2019

A team of student designers and engineers from the RCA and Imperial College have developed a substitute for GPS that does not rely on satellites, called Aweigh: Aweigh is an open navigation system that does not rely on satellites: it is inspired by the mapping of celestial bodies and the polarized vision...

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miniduino USB

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Boris Landoni  writes about a new open source project, the miniduino USB: A small Arduino board with minimal hardware but with access to all I/Os, just like the Nano and equipped with PCB-integrated, direct-insertion USB connector: it is basically an Arduino Pen Drive. More details on Open Electronics project page.

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Angus Ainslie writes about an open source project a CHIP Pro TNC: So I finally have a design of the TNC I’ve been working on that I think is ready for release. Initially this started with me wanting a replacement for my mobilinkd and AP510. With feature creep it has...

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BML USB 3.0 FPGA interface over PMOD

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

An open-source-hardware USB 3.0 to FPGA PMOD interface design from Black Mesa Labs: Black Mesa Labs is presenting an open-source-hardware USB 3.0 to FPGA PMOD interface design.  First off, please lower your expectations. USB 3.0 physical layer is capable of 5 Gbps, or 640 MBytes/Sec. This project can’t provide that...

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An open source sprinkler system powered by Yún

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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...

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ESP8266: SSD1306 OLED library release

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Daniel Eichhorn writes: The “ESP8266 OLED SSD1306″ is an open source library which allows you to control those pretty OLED modules from our beloved ESP8266 module. Fabrice Weinberg cleaned up all the ugly pieces of code which I initially wrote caused by my near C/C++ illiteracy. He also added support...

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OpenGarage, an Open-source WiFi garage door opener

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Ray Wang has published a new project called OpenGarage, an open-source garage door opener based on ESP8266 and the Blynk app: Today I am very excited to introduce you to OpenGarage — an open-source, universal garage door opener built using the ESP8266 WiFi chip and the Blynk app. I’ve wanted to...

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OpenDrop – Digital Microfludics Plattform

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

An open source digital microfludics platform from GaudiLabs, that is available on github: OpenDrop is a new design for an open source digital microfludics platform for research purposes. The device uses recent electro-wetting technology to control small droplets of liquids. Potential applications are lab on a chip devices for automating...

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Android ping pong ball levitation

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Jacob writes: This demonstration results in the levitation of a ping pong ball on a cushion of air. The purpose of the demonstration is to highlight the features of the PONTECH Quick240. Specifically and most excidingly the interface to an android tablet using the Android ADK. All of the source...

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Arduino: 3 powerful, yet overlooked uses

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Daniel over at Bench Talk /Mouser blog writes: Most engineers cringe when they see an Arduino in my toolbox. Their reaction is partly due to the fact that Arduino is often viewed as being too easy to use or just not feasible. For the most part, they are correct, but that's...

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Open source Android IMSI-Catcher Detector

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The crew from SecUpwN wrote in to tell us about their free and open source project to detect IMSI-Catchers and Silent SMS attacks with your Android smartphone: The Android IMSI-Catcher Detector Starting out on XDA Developers, our small team and me has been working on an open-source security-related Android App since the...

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Introducing RFToy, an Arduino-compatible gadget for radio frequency modules

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Ray Wang from RaysHobby has informed us of his latest open-source project called RFToy: it's an Arduino-compatible microcontroller board for interfacing with radio frequency (RF) modules, such as the popular 433/315MHz transmitter/receiver, and the nRF24L01 transceiver. The RFToy has a built-in ATmega328, USB-serial converter (CH340G), 128x64 OLED display, three buttons, and...

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Posted in Arduino, RF | 8 Comments »

Update on CERN’s investment in KiCAD

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

From the comments on our Cadsoft Eagle review post: Cern’s team is hard at work. You can see the list of their projects here The code is being contributed to the official Kicad’s repository, just it may not be in the release version yet, because it is still not ready for prime...

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OpenRISC Conference 2014, Germany

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

ORCONF has announced plans for their OpenRISC conference. "The annual OpenRISC conference, orconf, will be hosted October 11-12 in Munich, Germany this year. Focus will be on OpenRISC, but we will also have presenters from the RISC-V project and Lattice among others. The conference is free thanks to our sponsors, and...

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Telecine film digitisation

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

spanner888  writes: Finally got prototype working and have captured over 90,000 frames with promising results. Noticed along the way that SMD component tapes fit the 16mm film sprocket really well, so there is food for thought! Documenting an outline of build and all the useful stuff from around the web...

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The Hackaday Prize: Two days left to get your rear launched into space!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

HackADay's make open hardware / get your butt launched into space contest has two days left. Get that project posted now! Ian will be one of the Judges, along with Bunnie, Lady Ada, and a bunch of great open hardware hackers: Sure, the procrastinators out there will probably hold out another...

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OpenBuilds Open Source Embroidery machine

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

sausagePaws over at OpenBuilds shared his open source embroidery machine project: A simple Embroidery machine using an XY belt and pinion drive to drive a hoop under a standard sewing machine. Needle timing, machine power and stepper control are all provided by a PIC processor. A tablet provides the higher level...

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Announcing OpenSprinkler Bee (OSBee) Arduino Shield v1.0

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Another open source project from RaysHobby, the OpenSprinkler Bee (OSBee) shield: OpenSprinkler Bee (OSBee) shield is an open-source Arduino shield for battery-operated (latching solenoid) sprinkler valves. It's useful for gardening, lawn watering, flower and plant irrigation, and other watering applications. OSBee has a built-in boost converter and H-bridges to control...

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Open Bitcoin ATM

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Check out the world's first open-source Bitcoin ATM: Open Bitcoin ATM is the worlds first open-source automated teller machine for education and experimentation. Want to make one? Here’s a step by step tutorial. It takes about 7 – 10 hours to build with simple tools. Cost of components are less...

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Posted in DIY, hacks | 1 Comment »

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