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New design for robot arm: more economical and lighter

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

A double and triple delta robot by Aad van der Geest:  The double delta is a novel design that is lighter, safer and more energy efficient compared to other robotic arms. This is because all three of the actuators are placed at a stationary point in base of the arm....

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WORKSHOP VIDEO: Beers in Akiba’s Workshop

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoiIup5gnno[/embed] Akiba at FreakLabs brings wireless tech to the open hardware community. Recent geek credits include the Safecast radiation measurement project, and designing wireless EL wire controllers for  Wrecking Crew Orchestra. You also saw him in our tour of Akihabara parts market last year. Recently he welcomed us into his...

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ATX breakout board case prototype

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Some quick shots of the atx case test fit number 2. Looks great. A few spacing tweaks and it goes to production. (more…)

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FIRST DRAFT: Programmable dummy load

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

  This is a programmable current sink, usually used to simulate  different current loads for power supplies. We have always wanted to build one, but we've stalled several times. This design is based on the simple analog load posted by Bearmos. It's not intended to be a final project, it's...

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NEW PROTOTYPE: Bus Pirate v4

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Bus Pirate v3, and all previous Bus Pirates, are based on a chip with 64K of program space. Last year we stuffed so many features into the firmware that we used all the space. It was time for new hardware based on a new chip. We didn't want to run...

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Free PCB Sunday: Logic Shrimp logic analyzer

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

We go through a lot of prototype PCBs, and end up with lots of extras that we’ll never use. Every Sunday we give away a few PCBs from one of our past or future projects, or a related prototype. Our PCBs are made through Seeed Studio’s Fusion board service. This...

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Week in (p)review: February 13, 2011

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Don't forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. This week our favorite project gets a free SOIC protoboard. Here's a summary of major developments over the last week: Jawi released a new version of his client for the Logic Sniffer. This supports new features in...

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Week in (p)review: February 06, 2011

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Don't forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. This week our favorite project gets a free SOIC protoboard. Here's a summary of major developments over the last week: We released a bunch of abandoned or stalled prototypes: XT IDE disk controller, Ethernet JTAG debugger, Ethernet...

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Week in (p)review: January 30, 2011

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Don't forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. This week our favorite project gets a free SOIC protoboard. Here's a summary of major developments over the last week: The new forum is running, we hope you enjoy the added features of the phpBB software. It...

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Free PCB Sunday: Bus Pirate v3.0SE

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

We go through a lot of prototype PCBs, and end up with lots of extras that we’ll never use. Every Sunday we give away a few professionally-made PCBs from one of our past or future projects, or a related prototype. Our PCBs are made through Seeed Studio’s Fusion board service....

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Confessions of a prototyper: #twatch v1/v1b

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Last week we released the #twatch v2, an ethernet backpack for 20x4 character LCDs. This wasn't the only version of the #twatch that we designed. V2 is based on the slick, inexpensive, single-chip ethernet microcontroller, the PIC 18F67J60. The biggest downside to the 18f67J60 is that it can only be...

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Bus Pirate v3 PCBs pass testing

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Sign up to be notified of v3 preorders here. We plan to sell the Bus Pirate v3 for $30, shipped worldwide. Preorder discussion. This picture from our workbench shows the new Bus Pirate v3 (left) and the Bus Pirate v2go (right). The Bus Pirate V3 PCB arrived yesterday. We stuffed...

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