Ever notice that each new FT232 inserted into each USB port is assigned a unique COM port number under Windows? When we’re developing hardware with lots of prototypes flying around Windows quickly hits COM 100. Each FT232 has a unique … Read more
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The Ambulance Drone project- a flying defibrillator created by Alec Momont from Technical University of Delft, built as a Master thesis research project. It aims to help save a life: The first minutes after an accident are critical and essential to provide the … Read more
Drone writes: Here are a series of short but informative posts by Jonathan Harris of ADI about interleaving ADC’s to increase sampling bandwidth: Interleaved ADCs: The Basics More Thoughts on Interleaved ADCs Interleaving Spurs: Offset Mismatches Via the contact form.
Drone refers us to this table of Crystal oscillator frequencies from Wikipedia: Wikipedia has a nice table of “Crystal oscillator frequencies”. The table includes a column of crystals divisible by powers of 2 which may be appropriate for Real Time … Read more
Boris shared a link to this article Embedded MP3 module: This embedded MP3 module is an universal and compact circuit (37 mm x 27 mm) for playing MP3 audio files. The MP3 module can be used in embedded systems. The … Read more
At one point a DIP-8 ATtiny13A fell out of Ian’s hair.
rsdio writes: this was announced on April 1, and somehow I missed. I’m sure they’re all gone by now, but the links still seem to work The MAXADCLite evaluation (EV) kit is based on the MAX11645 ADC, which integrates a … Read more
More geeky cufflinks via twitter.
We put a few rolls of Thermal Tweeter paper in the free PCB drawer. Score one during Twitter PCB Tuesday later today.
How many 8-bit and 16-bit computer system fonts do you remember? These two articles look at who was behind them, and what gives early home computing such a distinct feel: My love of typography originated in the 80′s with the … Read more
arhi writes: I have some old (very old) KONTRON DMM 3002 bench top digital multimeter… there is a button on the thing that I have no clue what it does… So if you look at the pic, the button in … Read more
So you want to be an engineer? check out this very informational, or just a good way to start your tuesday video. Via Nbitwonder
The creative people over at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories are making atomic cookies using a traditional cookie press. These cookies are in the shapes of hydrogen atomic probability functions. It is very cool to see cooking hacks like this and … Read more
MichaelZ tipped us to the 9046 x N Random Access, Write Only Memory: About 1974, Signetics bought a two-page, full-color spread in the April issue of ELECTRONICS Magazine, and published the WOM data sheet, as a (rather expensive) April Fool’s … Read more
Do you like games the fight back? Always wanted to be on a Japanese game show? israelff documented a Flash-based game that delivers electrical shocks to the players. Use with care! Via the tips line.
Return-to-zero is a new comic strip for engineers: We bring to light the “Engineers World” with lab humor, exploding circuits, and of course making a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. We’re also big fans of xkcd, … Read more
Sunswift, a team of students at the University of New South Wales, has broken the land speed record for a purely solar powered vehicle. IVy as it is known hit 88Kph(55Mph) on January 7, 2011. Sunswift is releasing their designs … Read more
Trevor Blackwell built his own balancing scooter. He has compiled a fair amount of information for anyone interested in creating their own. Build one using our MMA7455L breakout board available at Seeed Studio for $15.
Clearing out old posts before the new year, some of these might seem ancient. Seeed Studio designed thier own electronic pet: It is a platform for the newbie engineers to be familiar with our company’s products and practice. Every newbie … Read more
This site is loaded with audio amplifier design articles and assorted weird engineering stuff. It can use up a lot of your time. Check out the amplifier institute and the Museum of RetroTechnology. Thanks McZ!