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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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  • Control your Christmas lights with an Arduino relay board and a mobile phone

    Control your Christmas lights with an Arduino relay board and a mobile phone

    The Christmas Light Controller is a fun project that lets you provide public access to your outdoor lights during the holiday season.

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  • I²C for Arduino joystick control

    I²C for Arduino joystick control

    Instead of buttons, potentiometers, and the like being fed directly into your microprocessor, you can take care of this with a few wires, and the near-ubiquitous I²C protocol.

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  • Adacore discusses "Make with Ada" challenge and new product announcement at #ARM TechCon 20173:29

    Adacore discusses "Make with Ada" challenge and new product announcement at #ARM TechCon 2017

    Jamie Ayre with Adacore talks to Rich Nass with Embedded Computing Design about the ``Make with Ada'' challenge that occurred earlier this year. The contest aimed to help the embedded software communi

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  • Making a WiFi jack-o’-lantern with the WeMos D1 Mini ESP8266

    Making a WiFi jack-o’-lantern with the WeMos D1 Mini ESP8266

    As my first foray into a “useful” ESP8266 device, I decided to make a pumpkin that can be controlled via a smart device on my local network.

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  • Gumstix Expands Raspberry Pi Support

    Three new expansion boards supporting the Raspberry Pi Compute Module and Compute Module 3 now available including the Gumstix Pi Stepper HAT, the Gumstix Pi Newgate, and the Gumstix Pi Conduit PoE,

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  • Embedded Insiders Podcast – A new direction for Arduino

    Embedded Insiders Podcast – A new direction for Arduino

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  • Avnet Opens Registration for Global MiniZed SpeedWay Design Workshop Series

    Training gives engineers head start in mastering design flows using Xilinx's Vivado Design Suite

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