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The Arduino Nano is a small, complete, and breadboard-friendly board based on the ATmega328 (Arduino Nano 3). It has more or less the same functionality of the Arduino Duemilanove, but in a different package. It lacks only a DC power jack, and works with a Mini-B USB cable instead of a standard one.
Don’t mistake Arduino Nano for Arduino Pro mini, they just look similar. The biggest difference is you don’t need a converter to upload sketches, just connect the Arduino Nano to your computer with a Mini-B USB cable. It’s really plug and play.
This Grove – BLE utilizes an HM-11, which is widely used in Bluetooth V4.0 HM-11 BLE Module and BLE Bee – Based on HM-11 Module. It provides your Arduino/Seeeduino with serial BLE function like plug and play.
AT commands are supported! We prepared an easy and convenient command set for this product so that you can use neat and concise code to run the function.
Small size and high torque, mainly used in air conditioner louver, small cooling heating fan and Automatic curtains etc.
This is a tool for magnetizing or demagnetizing. Insert screwdriver or nutdriver into the hole(with +), it will be magnetized it attract screws or nuts easily.
Small size, plug and play tool that can detect USB’s voltage and current. It can act as a voltage and current detector(range from 3.2v to 10v and 0A to 3A), as well as a USB hub. No external power is needed, I couldn’t wait hacking it.
With “DSLR Universal Interval IR Remote”, your digital SLR camera can be used to shoot Time-lapse movies. The remote fires IR command to “shoot” periodically at configured intervals. You will get thousands of pictures. You will be able to make your time-lapse movie using them.
The IR command is compatible with most popular DSLR makes and models. You do not have to configure it. Just solder the IR LED onto the board before you use it.
“I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.” – Saul Bass
Keep on making.
We just finished a survey of OPL, here are parts of the results. So we will start with IC (MCU & PMIC) with an updated components list soon.
make writes about an open source watch by a teenager:
“Making things is one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” he says. “Finishing this watch, the OLED watch, it’s a feeling of love and hate basically. You put it together and then you’re terrified it’s not going to work, and then you flip the switch and the code you’ve written for it beforehand works and it’s the best feeling ever. You put it on, you wear it around, and it’s just, you’re so proud, I’m so proud of it.”
Recently we unbox Cricut and tried the paper attached. We cut some sample project in Cricut Design Space.
It’s weird… It should be in this way as the author cuts:
It takes lots of time and money to buy Cricut official materials, we have to find way source the paper/cardstock to create. We think you might be interested in it, we showed some of the materials we are sourcing, they have to be:
- good to go with Cricut: the paper have to be stick to the mat, it’s not good too tight or too loose. I tried the average 300g A4, it’s no good.
- cheap, too expensive on Cricut
- options: from 180g to 350g, from white to rainbow colors, even iron on
you can comment if you like the cardstocks:
Violet writes on make.com:
Manufacturing and shipping are among the many problems that concern makers, especially as more begin to build, source, and sell products. They have a brilliant idea and finally come out with a working prototype. After launching on a crowdfunding platform, some got funded within just a few hours. But their work is just beginning — problems come along when they try to turn the projects into products. It’s just not as simple as turning one piece into 1,000, let alone greater than 20,000 pieces if the project is really popular.
Here are some suggestions for how to make supply chains compatible:
Encourage the use of shared components (from an open parts library). In this way, both the quality and quantity are ensured. Meanwhile, the price is more competitive.
Provide agile productization services to help makers test and improve their designs efficiently
Provide design-for-manufacturing services to make it easier to put makers’ projects into production
Provide drop-shipping services to ship packages to the backers directly, helping makers skip problems in logistics
BETWINE is now live on Kickstarter, joining a long list of products bridging the gap between makers and the supply chain ecosystem, one more example teaching makers how to realize their dreams.
Have you seen the recent Kickstarter, MicroNFCBoard? Well the creator is one of mbed’s very own, Donatien Garnier. Donatien is a former mbed intern (from about 4 years back) and active mbed community member. I got a chance to met him at our team bbq in Cambridge just a few weeks ago and got a close up look at his new Kickstarter project!
MicroNFCBoard is an mbed-enabled board with Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality and it makes it really easy to use all three NFC modes (tag reading/write, tag emulation and Android Beam/P2P). It contains a NFC transceiver, a microcontroller and all the software you need to use NFC. The board features a NXP LPC11U34 microcontroller based on an ARM Cortex-M0 and a bunch of peripherals.
We love mbed, LPC11U34 + PN512 is a good combination to bring NFC technology nowadays.
Recently we bought two cricut explore. Here is our unboxing and testing experience in our mini tech shop.
Open the carbon packing firstly.
The cricut explore is well protected by a bag, take it out carefully.
Well industry design, simple and elegant.
the accessories are:
- power adaptor
- usb cable
Put the knife and pen to correct place as instruction says.
You may update the firmware during the first time using it, do not unplug the cable during the process.
Some paper and cards are included in the pack, they are paper, cardstock, vinyl, you can buy all supplies here.
Confirm the material according to the rotate wheel, then go with the middle button.
TEST1: cut on average A4 paper
It’s totally cut through. T_T
Choose the light cardstock, it’s perfect.
Generally the machine is good to use, you need plenty of materials to create a sample projects on the Cricut Design Space, there are some free project for you to get started, lot’s of paid projects are also nice too.
to be continued.
Hackers and makers are always up to some crazy things. After almost four years trying to simplify the design flow of building electronics stuff, a small team of hackers launched a free, zero-install, web based EDA tool suite, integrating powerful schematic capture, mixed-mode circuit simulation and PCB layout in a seamless cross-platform browser environment, for electronic engineers, educators, students and hobbyists.
Sounds interesting? Well, why not check out http://easyeda.com/editor? Please be patient on your first visit though: because EasyEDA includes a large component library, you need to give it 5 seconds to load the editor. After that though it only takes a second to open it again on later visits.
“From a few early adopters giving the tools a serious shakedown, over 1,500 users have now joined EasyEDA – with many more using EasyEDA in Anonymous Mode – to produce a total of more than 10,000 designs from which, so far, 12 designs have been completed with PCB orders from us. All of these users have told us they are satisfied both with the software and with the high quality of the PCBs”says founding member, Dillon He.
Seeedstudio is also proud of this, because all of the PCBs are fabricated by Seeedstudio Fusion PCB service. There are lots of newbie makers who don’t know how to create the correct set of Gerber files in some of the more established EDA tools. In EasyEDA, you just don’t need to know anything about how to do this because, when you complete your PCB layout, just click the button, fill in your address and a few other details and once you accept the email quote that you’ll receive and make your payment, you will get your PCBs a few days later. If you want to order PCBs from any other PCB house, you just need to click the Gerber button to download a zipped archive of the Gerber files and email them to your chosen supplier.
It really is that easy.
EasyEDA allows users to build private projects but it is the perfect tool to build Open Source Hardware projects. EasyEDA has some very impressive ways to share projects with others.
A New Zealand maker, Boz, found EasyEDA from EasyEDA web based design tool post a couple months ago and now he just can’t stop making products using EasyEDA! We list some of his open source projectsbelow.
Check out some more information about this product at Re-using pre-existing cases to make your design shine!
Boz’s other open source projects can be found here.
Many customers of Seeedstudio use Eagle or Kicad to build projects. Want to try EasyEDA but don’t want to start your next project from scratch? Well, the good news is that you can import your libs to EasyEDA. EasyEDA even supports importing Eagle (V6+) schematic and PCBs.
“EasyEda is good enough for hackers, I think I would have difficulty going back to Eagle or KiCad now so it will be my main tool.” says Boz.
After an in-depth trial, Nancy – who works for Seeedstudio – thinks,
“To the newcomer, EasyEDA is a good platform, easy to learn with a user-friendly UI. Especially it has strong PCB layout functions, time-saving and making my design better.”
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