Open hardware

The Tomu: An Arm Microcontroller That Fits in Your USB Port

https://blog.hackster.io/the-tomu-an-arm-microcontroller-that-fits-in-your-usb-port-31f60af97471 This looks interesting. There are a fair number of USB stick computers on the market. the Tomu is different because it id so small it fits entirely inside your computer’s USB port.  The board is based around Silicon Labs “Happy Gecko” EFM32HG309 Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontroller. It was inspired by the YubiKey 4 Nano. The project is entirely open source with the hardware under

Ultimate Arduino Handbook for Neurohackers

Open-electronics.com article tipped that Ultimate Arduino Handbook creator, Mark Maffei has has published a 200 page book under a Creative Commons BY SA license via the Internet Archive. Download Ultimate Arduino Handbook Neurohackers Edition v1.0 to see yourself what interesting stuff it has in it. The book covers entire spectrum of Arduino awesomeness, with a

ESP8266 IoT Contest – Simplify the Connected World – Hackster.io

https://www.hackster.io/contests/ESP8266 The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic in today’s tech conversations. Many times, IoT development and prototyping cycles are too long and too expensive due to the time and complexity it takes to build a simple IoT prototype. But the creation of IoT projects doesn’t have to be complex or expensive. myDevices,

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 like never before. Especially at home. 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.

SYZYGY – Next generation FPGA connectivity

http://syzygyfpga.io/# Open standard for high-performance peripheral connectivity SYZYGY is FPGA-agnostic and is intended to work with products from all major FPGA manufactures including Xilinx, Intel, Lattice, and Microsemi. PMOD and SYZYGY can happily coexist in the FPGA space and even on the same carrier implementations! FMC and SYZYGY can happily coexist in the FPGA space

Tiny AI Devices Invade the Maker Movement

https://blog.hackster.io/tiny-ai-devices-invade-the-maker-movement-928c01b185df It is no secret that AI is among the top growth areas in technology today. Interest Deep Learning has caused an explosion of industry investment into software such as Facebook’s Caffe2 and Google’s TensorFlow frameworks. There is the theme of providing small edge devices with more intelligence has grown stronger. More and more inventive developers and teams seem to

Hackers are coming for your jewels with this safe-cracking robot

http://mashable.com/2017/07/28/safe-cracking-robot-defcon/#4DUijhH.lgqL If hackers want what’s on your computer, chances are they can find a way to get it. But what about your non-digital goods you keep in a safe at home? Turns out those aren’t that secure, either.  At the 25th annual DEF CON in Las Vegas professional tinkerer and founder of SparkFun Electronics Nathan

Lucasfilm goes open source, DIY lab equipment | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/17/7/news-july-22?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY The VFX studio behind Star Wars and Indiana Jones made a major open source release. ILM Visual Effects, Lucasfilm’s VFX and animation studio, open sourced its MaterialX computer graphics library July 11. MaterialX was used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Start Wars Story. The source code and examples are available on GitHub and through materialx.org. Group of