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My Maker Faire Rome 2016

October 30, 2016

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Two weeks ago I visited the 2016 edition of the European Maker Faire in Rome. The Rome fair can be reached easily with the train that goes between Rome center (mostly Tiburtina station) and the airport of Fiumicino. The whole fair has ten pavilions, and the Maker Faire managed to fill six of them with all […]

Maker Faire is coming to Rome

September 28, 2016

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Maker Faire will come to Rome in the weekend of 14-15-16 October 2016, and I plan to go there. The faire format is  by Make Magazine, and gathers the makers from all around the globe, so that they have the possibility to interact and showcase their work and their art. The maker movement has gained traction […]

Maker Faire Rome 16-18 Oct 2015

October 8, 2015

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In less than two weeks the Maker Faire will come to Rome. It’s a 3-day gathering of makers, hackers, companies and hobbyists with the passion for electronics, programming, manufacturing, artistry, learning and creating. There will be some practical workshops, tons of lectures, and bigger talks called “cortocircuiti” (shortcircuits). It will be hosted in the University of La […]

LimiFrog: matchbox-sized battery-powered sensor-filled dev platform, on Kickstarter

September 10, 2015

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Disclosure: I am currently employed by STMicroelectronics. The product I’ll be talking about contains many ST chips and the creator was an ST employee himself. I’ll be writing my own personal opinions, you can judge if they are biased. I received news about this Kickstarter: LimiFrog. It’s a small board advertised for developing and prototyping applications that […]

EE & CS: A JTAG/XSVF Library for Arduino

September 2, 2015

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Marcelo Jimenez wrote an Arduino library to apply XSVF patterns on a JTAG interface using the Arduino as a JTAG adapter. It is especially useful for FPGA/CPLD programming. In the example provided in the GitHub repository, the XSVF file is passed through the serial port using a client-side python script. Some time ago I started some similar […]

Arduino Ethernet shield on STM32 Nucleo

August 2, 2015

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I have a clone of the Arduino Ethernet shield R2, and I already hooked it up on an Arduino Uno, as explained in a previous post. But I also have an STM32 Nucleo-F103RB board, which is similar to Arduino with respect to many of its pins, so I wanted to try this shield with it. The main […]

Arduino Ethernet shield and Python socket

June 14, 2015

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I started playing with an Ethernet shield for Arduino that I bought at a faire. I noticed that the shield itself is not original, but it’s a clone of the Arduino Ethernet Shield version 5.0, also identified as revision 2. The shield provides Ethernet connectivity and has an SD card slot to provide non-volatile memory […]