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ARM 64-bit developer kit on the way from AMD

August 2, 2014

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The news: AMD Announces the Availability of 64-bit ARM Opteron Developer Kits It sure sounds cool: 4 or 8 cores, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, PCI-Express 3, SATA 3, 10Gb Ethernet, microATX form factor and full Linux distribution (Red Hat) already running on it. I feel a little disappointed about a couple of things: I didn’t […]

Introduction to soldering from Adafruit

April 12, 2014

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Collin Cunningham explains briefly and effectively the basics of soldering in this short video. See also: Adafruit Guide To Excellent Soldering    

Radeon R7 240 on Debian testing

March 25, 2014

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This week I bought a Sapphire R7 240 2GB DDR3 graphic card, sporting an AMD Radeon R7 240 chip suggested by Tom’s Hardware march wrap-up.  I changed card because my old XFX GeForce 7300 GS had a broken fan and it was time to let it go (before the hot summer). My desktop PC has a Debian testing installation, […]

AMD announces ARM 64-bit CPU for servers

January 30, 2014

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AMD is taking a big step for ARM architectures, that are currently dominating the smartphone and tablet market and will expand soon for servers. This is the official announce: AMD to Accelerate the ARM Server Ecosystem with the First ARM-based CPU and Development Platform from a Server Processor Vendor The benefits of having an ARM […]

Features of the new Arduino YÚN

September 2, 2013

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Arduino YÚN is a new product in the Arduino family. It’s a board with the same form factor as the typical Arduino, but contains an application processor running Linux, and modern flexible connectivities such as Ethernet, WiFi and USB. Here’s an introductory video from the creators: The Arduino YÚN features are described in a blog post in the official […]

A sad goodbye to a real maker

January 19, 2013

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I did not know Fabio Varesano personally, but I studied some of his work and followed his activities. He wrote an applied thesis on Arduino and his projects led to the manufacturing of the FreeIMU sensors platform and many other solutions. Today I learned that he’s gone. Suddenly, unexpectedly and too early. It’s obvious that he had the […]

Makeblock: the body of your open hardware projects.

December 23, 2012

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I have always been the LEGO kid. I especially liked the space sets, but I understood quite soon that the Technic series was the best for me. A couple of times in my life, when I wanted solutions to small physical problems such as “how can I fit this webcam to the top of monitor?”, […]