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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?”, […]

Arduino: Creation is Child’s Play – Wired.it documentary

December 17, 2012

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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 – Wired.it.

Olimex STM32-P152 board arrived

September 23, 2012

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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 […]

Arduino Blog » The Arduino Wifi Shield is now available

August 25, 2012

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The Arduino WiFi Shield is a new tool from Arduino guys. They decided to create a shield with many features, and it costs more than the other shields (more than twice than the Ethernet shield). The reason why they made this shield so complex is to have the possibility to use it alone, without an […]

An example of CPU for FPGAs

August 11, 2012

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Zero Characters Left: XENTRAL: A Simple FPGA CPU. The Xentral is an open source example of a CPU that can be synthesized into an inexpensive Spartan FPGA. The HDL source code (written in VHDL) and Xilinx ISE files are here. The project is still at the beginning, the CPU is very simple (e.g. no pipeline) […]

Arduino creator talks at TED

June 30, 2012

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Massimo Banzi is one of the creators of the Arduino project. He recently did a wonderful talk at TED Global (here the post about it on the official Arduino Blog, if you wanna show some love). At 4:20 he shows a screenshot that could have been taken from my blog post about Arduino schematics, given […]

JTAGWhisperer: Arduino as a XSVF programmer

February 5, 2012

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Dangerous Prototypes features an interesting project, that is similar to my JTAGduino idea. JTAGWhisperer is a solution to program FPGAs and CPLDs using Arduino and a small client-side Python script. It reads files in the XSVF format, which stands for Xilinx Serial Vector Format and is one of the formats used to program Xilinx chips. […]

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