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Free Eclipse ARM GCC OpenOCD Toolchain for Windows | Ångstroms And Algorithms

February 13, 2014

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This new blog called Ångstroms And Algorithms has a complete tutorial on developing and debugging for ARM microcontrollers on Windows. In particular he’s using a STM32-E407 board, an ARM-USB-TINY-H JTAG adapter, ARM GCC toolchain and Eclipse. The tutorial is divided in 4 parts: Free Eclipse ARM GCC OpenOCD Toolchain for Windows Introduction ARM GCC Eclipse IDE GDB / OpenOCD Debugger Personally I am not […]

Schneier on Security: Security Risks of Embedded Systems

January 9, 2014

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Security expert Bruce Schneier wrote an essay on the present dangers of routers and small devices connected to the Internet: Schneier on Security: Security Risks of Embedded Systems. It’s supposed to be a wake-up call for the companies selling integrated chips and embedded systems: they need to design their product better, increasing inherent security, ensuring […]

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?”, […]

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.

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) […]