Embedded Development

Why Hardware Is Hard, But Easier Than Ever – Hackster’s Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/why-hardware-is-hard-but-easier-than-ever-eeca5d464726 Hardware is hard is so commonly said it has become a cliché. Yeah, you know it’s hard, but why exactly? This article discusses this in detail. Fortunately, there is good news too — developing and launching a new hardware product is easier now than it’s ever been.  Making hardware is hard because developing a hardware product encompasses multiple fields

Reverse Engineering Hardware of Embedded Devices

http://blog.sec-consult.com/2017/07/reverse-engineering-hardware.html?m=1 Nowadays, we are living in a world dominated by embedded systems. Everyone can be spied on through various channels. Routers, IP-cameras, phones, and other embedded devices are affected by security vulnerabilities and are therefore easily hack-able.  This article covers some basic hardware reverse engineering techniques on PCB-level, which are applicable to any electronic embedded

Intel Takes a Step Back In The Internet-of-things

https://www.open-electronics.org/intel-takes-a-step-back-in-the-internet-of-things/ A few weeks ago,  Intel has quietly discontinued its three SBC boards, the Joule, Edison and Galileo. These pretty much represented the presence of x86 chips in the IoT market. SBCs are perfect for the IoT space. So, why would Intel kill off its SBC boards? It could be read as an admittance that its IoT strategy has not

Reducing Arduino Power Consumption – Hackster.io

https://www.hackster.io/chauhannaman98/reducing-arduino-power-consumption-f8d49d?ref=explore&ref_id=trending___&offset=0 The ATmega328P, used on popular boards like the SparkFun RedBoard, Arduino Uno, and Pro Mini are actually quite power hungry for small battery powered devices (15 mA for UNO). It is possible to drastically bring power consumption down with just a few tricks. In this guide we’ll see if we can reduce the supply

No coding required: Node-RED on a Raspberry Pi | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/17/7/nodered-raspberrypi-hardware?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY Node-RED is an easy-to-use programming tool that can be used for handling IoT signals. This article shows that Node-RED can also be used to quickly integrate and test hardware devices. As you can see from this tutorial, connecting and testing a cellular mode with Raspberry Pi using Node-RED required no coding at all. For more information about

Lessons for getting started with DIY IoT home automation | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/life/16/9/iot-home-automation-projects?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks. Home automation is made possible by amaetuer developers and tinkers because the price of microcontrollers with the ability to talk over a network continue to drop.  Along the way, the writer has learned

The State of Boards: Small, Simple Hardware Rules | Make

http://makezine.com/2017/06/27/state-boards-platforms-products-purposes-current-crop-microcontrollers-vies-attention/ Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge growth in the number and variety of both microcontroller boards and single-board computers.  The modern era, defined by microcontrollers becoming conveniently packaged on boards, began with the Arduino. The “classic” Arduino layout, including the irritating, irregular offset between pins 7 and 8, has become a standard. Similarly,

Apple co-founder Wozniak: Motivation is more important than knowledge

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/12/apple-co-founder-wozniak-motivation-is-more-important-than-knowledge.html The most important ingredient to becoming successful is having motivation, says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. “If somebody is motivated and wants to do something, wanting — it’s emotional. That’s the person that is probably going to go out and find a way to actually get it done.” The Internet has made it possible for anyone with the