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Fishino: Arduino-compatible modular microcontrollers
Fishino is a prototyping board 100% compatible with Arduino, but with greatly enhanced capabilities.

The above mentioned cards have special additional features, supported by numerous libraries:

* WiFi Module for Fishino UNO, Fishino MEGA, Fishino GUPPY and Fishino 32
* MicroSD Slot for Fishino ONE, Fishino MEGA, Fishino GUPPY and Fishino 32
* RTC Module for Fishino UNO, Fishino MEGA and Fishino 32
* Power Supply by LiPo for Fishino GUPPY, Fishino MEGA and Fishino 32
* Stereo Audio Codec for Fishino 32
fishino  modular  arduino  microcontroller  embedded 
9 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
The Twenty Five Cent USB Microcontroller (With A Toolchain!) | Hackaday
Last year, Jiangsu Yuheng Co., Ltd introduced a new microcontroller. The CH554 is a microcontroller with an E8051 core with a 24 MHz clock, a little more than 1 kB of RAM, and a bit more than 14 kB split between the code and data Flash. In short, it’s nothing too spectacular, but it makes up for that with peripherals. It’s got SPI and ADCs and PWM, UARTs, and even a few capacitive touch channels. It’s also a USB device, with some chips in the series able to function as a USB host. You can buy this chip for a quarter through the usual retailers.
hackaday  microcontroller  usb 
november 2018 by cyberchucktx
The Amazing $1 Microcontroller @ Jay Carlson
A new series that explores 21 different microcontrollers — all less than $1 — to help familiarize you with all the major ecosystems out there. "As an embedded design consultant, the diverse collection of projects on my desk need an equally-diverse collection of microcontroller architectures that have the performance, peripheral selection, and power numbers to be the backbone of successful projects. I wanted to take a quick pulse of the industry to see where everything is — and what I’ve been missing while backed into my corner of DigiKey’s web site.It’s time for a good ol’ microcontroller shoot-out."
embedded  microcontroller  hardware  electronics  review  iot  internetofthings  shootout 
november 2017 by cyberchucktx
Which Microcontroller Is Best Microcontroller? @ Hackaday
There are dozens of different ARM cores alone, hundreds of 8051 clones, and weirder stuff including the Cypress PSoC and TI’s MSP430. Which one is best? Which microcontroller that costs under a dollar is best? That’s the question [Jay Carlson] tried to answer, and it’s the best microcontroller shootout we’ve ever read.
hackaday  review  microcontroller 
november 2017 by cyberchucktx
Powering micro-controllers by Battery | Talk² by Wisen
Working with low-power applications, one of the most common topic are batteries. Questions like “Which one is the best battery?” is a very common one. We all know that there’s not a single answer for such question, and this post will explore the different options as well highlight the weakness and strengths of some common kinds of batteries.

Although this is can be considered a generic battery post, it has been written having low voltage micro-controller applications in mind, more specifically solutions like our Whisper Node product.

So the question the post tries to answer is: “Which is the best battery to power my micro-controller application?”

power  microcontroller  article  battery  diy  arduino  embedded 
february 2017 by cyberchucktx
Hands On With The First Open Source Microcontroller @ Hackaday
The RISC-V ISA is completely unlike any other computer architecture. Nearly every other chip you’ll find out there, from the 8051s in embedded controllers, 6502s found in millions of toys, to AVR, PIC, and whatever Intel is working on are closed-source designs. You cannot study these chips, you cannot manufacture these chips, and if you want to use one of these chips, your list of suppliers is dependent on who has a licensing agreement with who.

We’ve seen a lot of RISC-V stuff in recent months, from OnChip’s Open-V, and now the HiFive 1 from SiFive. The folks at SiFive offered to give me a look at the HiFive 1, so here it is, the first hands-on with the first Open Hardware microcontroller.
opensource  microcontroller  embedded  arduino  hifive1 
january 2017 by cyberchucktx
PICAXE microcontroller
A PICAXE microcontroller is designed to be the brain of your electronic project. Originally designed as an educational system for schools, the PICAXE system has now also been widely adopted by hundreds of thousands of 'hobbyists' due to its ease of use.
microcontroller  pic  embedded  diy  picaxe 
august 2016 by cyberchucktx
Teensy USB Development Board
The Teensy is a complete USB-based microcontroller development system, in a very small footprint, capable of implementing many types of projects. All programming is done via the USB port.
embedded  arduino  teensy  microcontroller 
january 2016 by cyberchucktx
Silicon Labs : Energy-friendly solutions for a smarter, more connected world.
Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and system solutions for the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial control, consumer and automotive markets. We solve the electronics industry's toughest problems, providing customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity.
hardware  microcontroller  manufacturer  wireless  internetofthings 
march 2015 by cyberchucktx
BeRTOS — Not only kernel
BeRTOS is a real time open source operating system supplied with drivers and libraries designed for the rapid development of embedded software.
microcontroller  opensource  bertos  embedded  arduino  diy 
october 2014 by cyberchucktx
Parallax Propeller Microcontroller project
The Parallax P8X32A Propeller chip, introduced in 2006, is a multi-core architecture parallel microcontroller with eight 32-bit RISC CPU cores.[1][2] The Parallax Propeller microcontroller, Propeller Assembly language, and Spin interpreter were designed by one person, Parallax's co-founder and president Chip Gracey.
microcontroller  embedded  hardware  parallax  diy  multicore  opensource  computer 
august 2014 by cyberchucktx
emulare - Arduino Emulator
Emulare is a general purpose hardware emulator. It aims to provide a central interface to build electronic simulations for embedded software development. It allows to drag and drop components onto a diagram and connect the pins with wires. This allows to quickly simulate complete boards. Using these board files makes it possible to develop software very close to real hardware. This allows a much more efficient way of simulating software, instead of a more traditional work method, like using visual C++. At present emulare focuses on the ATMega line of microcontrollers.
arduino  emulator  simulation  microcontroller  free  diy  c++  atmega 
june 2014 by cyberchucktx
Charlieplexing : method used for multiplexing LEDs
Charlieplexing is a technique proposed in early 1995 by Charlie Allen at Maxim Integrated[1] for driving a multiplexed display in which relatively few I/O pins on a microcontroller are used to drive an array of LEDs. The method uses the tri-state logic capabilities of microcontrollers in order to gain efficiency over traditional multiplexing. Although it is more efficient in its use of I/O, there are issues that cause it to be more complicated to design and render it impractical for larger displays. These issues include duty cycle, current requirements and the forward voltages of the LEDs.
charlieplexing  arduino  diy  embedded  ledcandy  leds  microcontroller  opensource 
may 2014 by cyberchucktx
Micro Python: Python for microcontrollers
The Python language made lean and fast to run on microcontrollers. For beginners and experts, control your electronic project with ease. Micro Python is a lean and fast implementation of the Python programming language ( that is optimised to run on a microcontroller. The Micro Python board is a small electronic circuit board that runs the Micro Python language. The aim of this Kickstarter campaign is to make Micro Python open source software so you can use it in your own projects, and also to fund a small manufacturing run of Micro Python boards so that you can own one for yourself!
microcontroller  micropython  python  opensource  embedded  diy  kickstarter  hardware  internetofthings 
december 2013 by cyberchucktx
Micro Python: cheap & simple microcontroller
[WIRED article]: Micro Python: more powerful than Arduino, simpler than the Raspberry PI. University of Cambridge theoretical physicist Damien George has built a tiny microcontroller that is more powerful than Arduino and far simpler than the Raspberry Pi. Just funded on Kickstarter, the £24 board runs an adapted version of Python known as Micro Python and will allow users to simply paste lines of text code onto the board to make it work.
wired  microcontroller  opensource  diy  embedded  micropython  python  arduino 
december 2013 by cyberchucktx
Firmata is a generic protocol for communicating with microcontrollers from software on a host computer.
embedded  opensource  arduino  microcontroller  hardware  diy 
april 2013 by cyberchucktx
New Powerful Arduino Due
The Due, which means 2 in Italian and is pronounced "doo-eh", replaces the 8-bit, 16MHz Uno by a 32-bit, 84MHz processor board that also has a range of new features. The heart of the new Arduino Due is the Atmel SAM3X8E, an ARM Cortex-M3-based processor, which gives it a huge boost in ADC performance, opening up possibilities for designers
arduino  embedded  diy  microcontroller 
october 2012 by cyberchucktx
A PICAXE microcontroller is designed to be the brain of your electronic project. Originally designed as an educational system for schools, the PICAXE system has now also been widely adopted by hundreds of thousands of 'hobbyists' due to its ease of use. Each year thousands of high school students are also introduced to electronics and microcontrollers via building a PICAXE project. PICAXE chips are popular because they are very low-cost, and simple to program using free, easy-to-learn software. The PICAXE chip can react to input sensors and switch outputs on and off accordingly.
embedded  diy  hardware  microcontroller 
september 2012 by cyberchucktx

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