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  • An open source home automation solution

    An open source home automation solution

    A seamlessly integratable, open-source-software-based, reconfigurable and expandable smart home automation system using a Raspberry Pi 2.

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  • A lesson in wireless engineering from the Raspberry Pi

    A lesson in wireless engineering from the Raspberry Pi

    How did the engineers behind the Raspberry Pi Zero W tackle antenna design, given its compact size, its low cost, and its mission of being usable by even novice computer science students?

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  • Camera slider controls upgrade yields valuable prototyping lessons

    One thing I’ve enjoyed integrating into videos are physically panning shots, taken with a slider. My setup worked well, but the controls were extremely poor.

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  • Hands-on with the OSD3358-SM-RED single-board computer

    Hands-on with the OSD3358-SM-RED single-board computer

    These devices cram up to a 1 GHz processor, ADC, Ethernet capabilities, and 1 GB of DDR2 RAM into an enclosure the size of a nickel.

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  • Raspberry Pi 3 B+ boosts the Pi 3’s processing and communication capabilities

    Raspberry Pi 3 B+ boosts the Pi 3’s processing and communication capabilities

    This year, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has stepped its game up with the Pi Model B+.

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  • Gumstix Alexa Voice Service for Raspberry Pi Compute

    Gumstix Alexa Voice Service for Raspberry Pi Compute

    Designed by Gumstix in Geppetto, and following the Amazon AVS functional design guide, the Chatterbox Pi for the Raspberry Pi CM ($116.00) provides a feature rich development platform for Alexa...

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  • Use stepper motors in your next Arduino MakerPro project

    Use stepper motors in your next Arduino MakerPro project

    When using an Arduino board, DC motors and hobby servos are relatively easy to control, but stepper motors require a bit more electronic fiddling to get working correctly.

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  • Choose the right motor type for your build

    Choose the right motor type for your build

    When working with MCUs and the like, blinking lights and OLED outputs are fun, but to create something that actually moves, your first choice will normally be a DC motor.

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  • Sensor options for MCUs

    Sensor options for MCUs

    While Arduino boards and the like can respond to serial inputs from a computer, to really take advantage of MCUs and their associated development boards, you need an array of sensors.

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  • Extra hardware needed to get started with the Raspberry Pi Zero

    Extra hardware needed to get started with the Raspberry Pi Zero

    First off, the Pi Zero doesn’t use a standard HDMI connector, or even RCA-style outputs, but needs a mini-HDMI cable.

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  • Simple device-to-device communication with the NRF24L01+ module

    Simple device-to-device communication with the NRF24L01+ module

    While the NRF24L01+'s range is limited to 100 meters or less line-of-sight, it’s perfect for simple remote control and data transmission applications.

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  • Benefits of publishing your work for MakerPros

    Benefits of publishing your work for MakerPros

    By moving on to the next project or task without reflecting on and recording what we’ve done, we lose some important benefits that we could get from documenting our projects.

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  • Embeds Sensors in Wristband to Measure Heart Rate, Other Indicators

    Embeds Sensors in Wristband to Measure Heart Rate, Other Indicators

    Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, will demonstrate at CES 2018 its new wristband that measures physical indicators of a range of conditions, including sleep apnea, dehydration and...

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  • FAWJ offers a unique cutting technology

    FAWJ offers a unique cutting technology

    To cut narrow incisions in hard materials with high precision requires a specially developed waterjet cutting process. FAWJ stands for Fine Abrasive Water Jet (micro waterjet, finecut), and is a...

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  • Build a connected open door alert system with XBee

    Build a connected open door alert system with XBee

    You have a five-year-old son who has grown tall enough to open the door to your home office, which is packed with all your super fun gizmos. Let's disappoint that five year old.

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  • LoRaWAN: Long-Range IoT with no strings attached

    LoRaWAN: Long-Range IoT with no strings attached

    The LoRaWAN low power wide area network operates on the open radio spectrum, meaning that anyone is free to set up a LoRa network without data transmission fees.

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  • Barr Group Discounts Embedded Software Training in a Box(tm) Course

    Barr Group's Embedded Software Training in a Box(tm) do-it-yourself course is available at a $50 discount through December 31, 2017.

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  • ARBOR offers 50 percent discount on COM Express Type 6 computer-on-module starter kit

    Limited-time starter kit accelerates development of high-performance, wide-temperature range embedded systems solutions.

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  • Farnell element14 launches Maker to Market services to support start-ups

    An additional resource for startups is Hardware Studio Connection, a venture between Avnet (parent company of the Premier Farnell group of businesses) and Avnet’s new Dragon Innovation division.

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