An update on Lukas’ stand-alone inductance meter project we covered previously: From a high-level point of view the new software is very similar to the Arduino sketch I wrote for the Inductance Meter Shield. If you look a bit closer, you’ll notice some differences for several reasons: This project uses an entirely different microcontroller: A PIC 16F1932 instead of […]
Another app note from Microchip on MRF24WG0MA/MB software migration (PDF!): This application note explains the necessary changes to the existing MLA software stack to migrate from older MRF24WB0MA/MB software stack to incorporate the MRF24WG0MA/MB modules
Viswa writes, “ARM and mbed.org has released the components of CMSIS software under a permissive BSD license. CMSIS is common layer provided by ARM for accessing the core registers of ARM Cortex-M processor which inside Cortex-M MCUs. All Cortex-M MCU vendor make use of this library for the software drivers. This was until now under […]
Check out this new PCB design web application! It’s a free browser-based CAD application for designing, the PCBWeb: A new PCB design web application was released this last week called PCBWeb. The website states that PCBWeb is a free browser-based CAD application for designing and manufacturing electronics hardware. The tool is currently released in BETA and […]
Michu updates us on his PixelController project, an OpenSource LED matrix controller software: This “Rough Cut” video shows new features of the upcoming 1.31 release. New features: -Wireless PixelInvaders Panels -OSC Generator: use Processing (or any tool you like) to send images to PixelController. I included some nice Processing code examples, like using your Android […]
Qubbeks made a piece of software that lets you play with the FT245R USB to IO IC. It gives you an easy way to interface with electronics. Each pin can be both input and output, thus giving you 8 digital channels to interface with. Via Electronics Lab.
SergeV let us know about EJTAGproxy, a command line utility, that lets your PicKIT2 or PicKit3 act as a JTAG debugger for PIC32 MCUs. It’s a command-line utility, which connects GDB to ICSP port of pic32 via pickit2 or pickit3 scripting edition. A standard GDB remote serial protocol is implemented. It also can be used […]
A while back we posted about an app, Component Organizer, that helps you organize datasheets, and app notes connected to various parts you may be interested in. Yesterday Msr let us know that he has released the source code. You can download it at github. He also added a tutorial to help contributors get started. […]
MegunoLink is a utility to create a communication link between PCs and serial port devices such as the Arduino. … useful tools that interact with an Arduino-style board (or other MCU with serial data). The software is called MegunoLink, from BlueLeafSoftware in New Zealand. Megunolink has many useful features, and we’ll run through them briefly […]
Michu made some improvements to the open source PixelController software. This app is intended to control various light-show drivers such as the Art-Net, Mini-DMX, LPD6803 and Seeedstudio’s Rainbowduino. I’m updating my PixelController software and did some major updates like an integrated GUI, Color Sets etc. Take a look at the Screenshot, the code is on […]
We asked what things you check before sending gerbers to the board house, and what your favorite gerber viewer is. Here is a compilation of your responses: Problems with the footprint, the solder pad is sometimes buried by mask. Drills outside board or flipped. CAM didn’t export expected silkscreen layers. Evaluating not only whether a […]
It’s always a good idea to review your PCB gerber files before committing them to the PCB fabrication house. We use ViewPlot to check our PCBs, what software to you use and what are the common errors you look for? Leave your comments here, or join the discussion in the forum. We review the gebers […]
PixelController is a real time video/VJ generator and mixer with open source software developed by Michael. It generates images on a color matrix, as seen above on his PixelInvader panels. It supports many standards like Art-Net, Mini-DMX, LPD6803, and Seeedstudio’s Rainbowduino. Via the contact form.
Henrik writes: This seems like a clever open source project, you can order a free kit or build it yourself based on the FTDI chips. Free software to develop or educate yourself on jtag. goJTAG is the first university-driven open-source project aiming at providing a full package for a JTAG newcomer including training materials, slides […]
A new software package v3.08 is available for the Logic Sniffer: OpenBench Logic Sniffer Release 3.08 is now available for download. Release 3.08 includes Jawi’s 0.9.4 client with the following changes: Numerous Bug Fixes Support for multiple “Sump” clients Via the forum. Get a Logic Sniffer for $50, with free worldwide shipping.