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Radeon R7 240 on Debian testing

March 25, 2014


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


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


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


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


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?”, […]

Arduino: Creation is Child’s Play – documentary

December 17, 2012


If someone missed it, there’s an informative and attractive 20-minutes documentary of Arduino, its history and many applications. Arduino: creation is child’s play –

Olimex STM32-P152 board arrived

September 23, 2012


Last week I placed an order for some electronic products, and they arrived yesterday. The main products in the shipment are: Olimex STM32-P152 prototype board, with an STM32 microcontroller and many peripherals FTDI C232HM-EDHSL-0, which is a USB-to-spaghetti dongle that connects a PC to an embedded product using many protocols (USART, SPI, I2C, JTAG, …) FTDI Chipi-X10 […]


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