Archive for March 2018

Arduino UNO transparent case

I wanted to have a protective case for Arduino. I got this cheap (less than $2) Transparent Acrylic Shell Box For Arduino UNO R3 Module Board. Everything was packages to this small plastic bag. After installing eight screws and protective films from the plastic parts, everything was ready. I must admit that it takes some

How We Reverse Engineered the Cuban “Sonic Weapon” Attack – IEEE Spectrum Throughout last year, mysterious ailments struck dozens of U.S. and Canadian diplomats and their families living in Cuba. Symptoms included dizziness, sleeplessness, headache, and hearing loss; many of the afflicted were in their homes or in hotel rooms when they heard intense, high-⁠pitched sounds shortly before falling ill. This article tells the story how

Shucks, Finns: Finland tops 2018 global happiness index – The Washington Post The World Happiness Report published Wednesday ranked 156 countries by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption. Europe’s Nordic nations have dominated the index. “Briefly put, (Nordic countries) are good at converting wealth into well-being,” In reaching No. 1, Finland nudged neighboring Norway into second place.

uCameraCube – Need for a custom camera module. Check out this intetesting looking project. uCameraCube is a parametric camera module build using OpenSCAD uCube library. It is build with Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi camera and comes in three versions, which vary in the type of optics used. Thin Lens version M12 Lens version T-Mount version

Meet the New Raspberry Pi 3, Model B+ This new version is based around the same 64-bit quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 processor as its predecessor, but now clocked at 1.4GHz rather than 1.2GHz. This means that the new Raspberry Pi board will run only moderately (around 15%) faster. It comes with the same 1GB of LPDDR2 SDRAM as its predecessor. Video: More:

Everything Surrounding These New AMD Security Allegations Reeks of a Hit Job – ExtremeTech CTS-Labs, has accused AMD of 13 serious security flaws within its products. Standard operating procedure in security disclosures; vendors are typically given at least a 90-day window to implement solutions. But in this case, AMD was notified a day ahead of the disclosure.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ and S9 Teardowns

Is Samsung Galaxy S9+ the fanciest Android phone at the moment? Only teardown will tell if this phone is a true contender, or just a weird AR Emoji machine. Read Samsung Galaxy S9+ Teardown by iFixit: two blades for changing aperture versus the usual five on normal cameras; battery, iris scanner, front cam are basically

Arduino Blog » You can now use Arduino to program Linux IoT devices Arduino Create users can now manage and program a wide range of popular Linux SBCs like the UP² board, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone. Today, at Embedded Linux Conference 2018, Arduino announced the expansion of the number of architectures supported by its Arduino Create platform for the development of IoT applications. With this new release,

Five key considerations for east-west solar design | PV Tech Around the world solar developers are turning array designs on their head and choosing to go east-west instead of south- or north-facing like their traditional cousins. While east-west solar arrays may have a reduced total output, the value of the electricity they produce is inherently higher in most markets – They are generating more