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  • Seeed Fusion Eliminates PCBA Fees for Orders of 100 or More

    The PCB Assembly service will be offered with zero operational fees on orders of more than 100 pieces through September.

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  • Dev Kit Weekly – Qualcomm QCA4020 Product Development Kit

    Dev Kit Weekly – Qualcomm QCA4020 Product Development Kit

    The QC4020 Kit is unique in that it provides simultaneous "tri-mode" Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 802.15.14 networking for developers prototyping concurrent short-range and IP backhaul connectivity.

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  • Dev Kit Weekly – Bitcraze.io Crazyflie 2.0 Drone Development Kit

    Dev Kit Weekly – Bitcraze.io Crazyflie 2.0 Drone Development Kit

    The kit comes with a battery, motor, and propellers so you can take to the skies in no time, and also allows expansion to your heart's content through a gang of serial interfaces.

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  • Dev Kit Weekly – Electric Imp C001 Cellular Breakout Kit

    Dev Kit Weekly – Electric Imp C001 Cellular Breakout Kit

    The certified C001 module on the board supports LTE Category 1 and 3G HSPA operation over AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon networks, as well as concurrent cellular, 10/100 Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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  • Dev Kit Weekly - NVIDIA Jetson Nano

    Dev Kit Weekly - NVIDIA Jetson Nano

    The Jetson Nano is an 80 mm x 100 mm developer kit based on a Tegra SoC with a 128-core Maxwell GPU and quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 CPU.

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  • For the Professional Maker: Custom Rotary Input Device Revamped for 2019

    I’d had my eyes open for components to use in the new design, and when Mellbell gave me one of their tiny HID-capable PICO boards, using it on a new custom controller came to mind almost immediately.

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  • Embedded World 2019 Highlights - Part One

    A key trade show in the electronic design engineering community, Embedded World is where people come to meet and exchange the latest information, products, ideas, and technology.

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  • Challenges of Building an Omni Wheel Robot

    Challenges of Building an Omni Wheel Robot

    You may wonder why wheels that roll at 90º to their traditional axis, and their 45° Mecanum cousins, aren’t more commonly used in industry and high-end robotics. For one thing, they're expensive.

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  • Smart Products Need Smart Development

    Smart Products Need Smart Development

    Today’s projects face a maze of choices to speed development, avoid errors, and shorten time to market. A platform-based approach can guide a team to success through the route's many twists and turns.

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  • Microchip AC164160 Secure IoT Sensor Node

    Microchip AC164160 Secure IoT Sensor Node

    This development/evaluation board features Wi-Fi connectivity, an ATmega4808 processor, and an ATECC608A cryptographic co-processor to restrict data to authorized users and systems.

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  • “Arduino” Pro Micro ATmega32U4 Dev Board

    “Arduino” Pro Micro ATmega32U4 Dev Board

    While Arduino compatible programming-wise, this board isn’t actually made by Arduino, and can instead be found on SparkFun in both a 3.3V and 5V variants.

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  • For the Professional Maker: If You Speak Arduino, Processing Takes Things to the Next Level

    If you’ve been using Arduino boards—or, more generally programming in the Arduino IDE—you already know the basics of programming in Processing.

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  • For the Professional Maker: Striking Out on Your Own: 2 Years In

    While I won’t go into specifics, on average I’ve been able to make what I consider a reasonable living writing about technology as well as the occasional engineering/DIY project. The key is average.

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  • For the Professional Maker: 3D-Printing, Ready for Your Prototyping Needs

    For the Professional Maker: 3D-Printing, Ready for Your Prototyping Needs

    As an engineer who graduated knowing how to use a mill and lathe, I’ve mostly viewed this technology as a curiosity with potential to be an amazing tool sometime far in the future.

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  • For the Professional Maker: Zelda themed heart lights up via Twitter and IFTTT

    For the Professional Maker: Zelda themed heart lights up via Twitter and IFTTT

    I decided to make an 8-bit themed heart container from Zelda that people can switch on or off via Twitter.

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  • Simple On-Line Training For Complex Topics

    The basics of deep learning and neural nets, as well as Ada and Spark are handled in a refreshing manner.

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  • For the Professional Maker: Python for physical computing applications

    For the Professional Maker: Python for physical computing applications

    Interestingly, the basics of router “G-code” isn’t that complicated, simply telling your cutting head to move from one place to another. In fact, it’s possible—and very tedious—to write it by hand.

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  • For the Professional Maker: Wireless Bluetooth control and programming for your next Arduino project

    For the Professional Maker: Wireless Bluetooth control and programming for your next Arduino project

    Inexpensive Bluetooth serial modules can accomplish serial control and feedback wirelessly, or even program it without a physical connection.

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  • For the Professional Maker: Rocket launcher Strandbeest

    For the Professional Maker: Rocket launcher Strandbeest

    As I write this, the Fourth of July is coming up, a time when Americans are encouraged to light and observe pyrotechnic devices in abundance.

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  • 4D Systems releases LCD display modules for Raspberry Pi

    The gen4-4DPI series of LCD display modules are specifically designed to support Raspberry Pi.

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