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Are you pushing your Raspberry Pi to the limit?

Razzmatazz

Are you pushing your Raspberry Pi to the limit? It is OK to overclock your Pi, but you must keep an eye on module temperature. A developer in California has the answer to your over heating concerns, a case for your Raspberry Pi which is machine cut from hardened blocks of industrial strength aluminium. Dubbed Razzmatazz, the case acts like ...

Smartphone app controls lights via infrared

A smartphone app which will you to control your lighting in home or office remotely has been introduced by CP Electronics. Lights are controlled in the home using infrared devices, which are then activated via the smartphone app. It requires infrared-enabled mobile phones working on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and above, the UHS7 and UHS5 apps will replicate the functionality of ...

Don’t lose sight of true beauty of Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is being used in a project to teaching underprivileged teens in rural India how to code. The two year project called Pi á la Code is the inspirational idea of Sonia Uppal, an exceptional high-school student from California. After attending a school in Bangalore, India, Uppal moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011 where she participated in an App Design ...

Market facing a difficult year of zero growth

The UK electronic component market may be facing a difficult year of zero growth in 2016, but there may be reason to be cheerful in an otherwise pessimistic environment, writes Adam Fletcher Even the most optimistic members of the Electronic Component Supply Network (ecsn) foresee that the UK electronic component market will at best achieve only slight growth in 2016. ...

Raspberry Pi inspires a generation in rural India

Sonia Uppal

Raspberry Pi is being used in a project to teaching underprivileged teens in rural India how to code. The two year project called Pi á la Code is the inspirational idea of Sonia Uppal, an exceptional high-school student from California, who described it on the Raspberry Pi Organisation blog. After attending a school in Bangalore, India, Uppal moved to the San Francisco Bay ...

UK is back in the game for manufacturing,

It has been easy to write the UK off as an economic choice for manufacturing if you base that opinion on a few choice labour overhead comparisons, says Rod Piwowarski, CEO of Fordingbridge-based Corintech. In the industrial electronics industry, in which we operate, it’s also easy to imagine we simply can’t achieve the economies of scale here in the UK that exist ...

Measure magnetic field with open source teslameter

03feb16Red_Pitaya

A Slovenia-based start-up called Red Pitaya has created a programmable test and measurement instrument which runs open source software and it has posted its first test applications on the internet. The board can be configured as an oscilloscope, an arbitrary waveform generator or spectrum analyser by downloading software applications from the company’s online marketplace. One design project describes an open ...

Spanish robotics firm gets US DARPA funding

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Erle Robotics has been funded by the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of its Robotics Fast Track (RFT) programme. The Spanish robotics company will develop reusable and reconfigurable robot hardware components, which it calls the Hardware Robot Operating System (H-ROS). According to Erle, the aim of the H-ROS project is to simplify the design and building of robots, which it ...

Raspberry Pi has a rival in Germany which goes on sale in April

BeagleCore

The first 1,000 BeagleCore modules (BCM1) and 500 BeagleCore starter-kits (BCS1) will be available from April through distributor Conrad Electronic. BeagleCore BCM1 is a small form-factor computer module (48 mm × 31 mm × 3.5 mm) for industrial or commercial applications with all core features of BeagleBone Black. German developer Martin Steger writes: “BeagleCore is completely compatible to BeagleBone – the ...