Embedded Development

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