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New project section on Olimex’s website

New project section on Olimex’s website

luca October 9, 2012 0

Olimex is well known to hobbyists for its cheap PCB service. Recently its website has been completely renewed  and today it features a new section about projects built with the products Olimex designs and sells:   Via:Olimex

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AppNote: Ethernet theory of operation

AppNote: Ethernet theory of operation

luca October 7, 2012 0

If you’re interested in how an Ethernet device works, maybe to better understand my tutorials about Arduino’s ethernet shield, Microchip has just published an application note about the Ethernet protocol: http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1824&appnote=en533903 Microchip is also the manufacturer of enc28j60 chip

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Serial protocols comparison

Serial protocols comparison

luca September 10, 2012 0

Maxim, recently known as Maxim Integrated, published an interesting comparison between the most used serial protocols: Via: DangerousPrototypes

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MiniPiio

MiniPiio

luca August 28, 2012 1

Tony is working on small expansion boards for the famous Raspberry Pi. You can read about the development of those modules, called MiniPiio, on his blog: Tony wrote also a very good article on Instructables about how to create a

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Cheap PCB services comparison

Cheap PCB services comparison

luca August 24, 2012 1

In the past, I’ve already wrote about two cheap PCB services: FusionPCB by SeeedsStudio OpenPCB by iTeadStudio On YourITronics you can find an interesting blogpost which compares those two services, including the one offered by OSHPark. PCB quality offered

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Saturn PCB Toolkit

Saturn PCB Toolkit

luca August 23, 2012 0

Saturn PCB Design Inc, a US company industry leader in PCB design, released for free a useful utility called PCB Toolkit.   The software has many functions, for example: via properties (capacitance, resistance, power dissipation…) calculator; conductor properties calculator; planar inductors inductance calculator;

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Are you sick of beige?

Are you sick of beige?

luca August 3, 2012 2

If you are sick of ugly beige cases that hide your beautiful projects, Ian from Dangerous Prototypes may have the right solution! With Sick_of_Beige project, DP with the help of David Moberly reached two goals: PCB PCB

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OLinuXino and Android

OLinuXino and Android

luca August 2, 2012 0

OLinuXino is a family of development boards designed by Olimex. The A13-OLinuXino board is based on AllWinner A13 processor with CortexA8 core; you can follow its design on the project’s official blogsite. Some days ago, Olimex developers were able to boot Android

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blink(1)

blink(1)

luca July 13, 2012 2

I’ve already posted about a 3d printer funded by Kickstarter. Today I found, on Kickstarter again, an interesting project by ThingM, named blink(1). The idea behind it is very simple: an RGB led powered and controlled via USB.

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Send data to Google Spreadsheets

Send data to Google Spreadsheets

luca June 1, 2012 0

Emanuele wrote a post about an interesting project, based on a PIC microcontroller, to send collected data to Google Spreadsheets. Using this Google app, you can also create graphs, so you can keep your data in

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