Browsing All posts tagged under »open source«

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 […]

Fake Dawn version 1.1 available on Google Play and F-Droid

January 6, 2013

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Fake Dawn is my Android app to wake up gently (more details in this past blog post). I recently uploaded a new version (1.1) on Google Play; it fixes some bugs that were reported to me through the Developer Interface by Android users. Fake Dawn is Free Open Source Software (project page), and because of this […]

Linux: How to encrypt your data on hard drives, USB sticks, etc. – Random sputterings..

December 19, 2012

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Andreas Happe wrote a simple guide on how to encrypt your home directory or USB sticks with Linux. Some time ago I blogged about Encrypted Linux on USB key, which uses the same encrypting solution, LUKS. The guide: Linux: How to encrypt your data on hard drives, USB sticks, etc. – Random sputterings...

Fake Dawn: an Android app to wake up gently

July 23, 2012

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I present you my first Android app: Fake Dawn. Fake Dawn is an alarm that gradually increases brightness and sound volume to lead you out of deep sleep and wake you up gently. There’s plenty of medical research indicating that our sleep rhythm is influenced by light. Usually we are impacting negatively our sleep pattern […]

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 […]

Free Electrons Android training materials

June 20, 2012

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Free Android training materials – Free Electrons blog. Free Electrons publishes another set of extremely useful materials that include instructional slides, source code and documentation. The objective of the course is to familiarize with Android from its lowest levels, using also this Devkit8000 embedded board. The (383) slides and the (24-pages-long) hands-on lab exercises are […]

ELC 2012 videos and slides

April 7, 2012

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Free Electrons posted the videos of the last Embedded Linux Conference 2012. Unfortunately most of the videos have really bad audio quality, so maybe this time reading the slides will be more effective. The most interesting topics for me are the following: The Kernel report Binary Blobs Attack!!! Status of embedded Linux Experiences With Device […]

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