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Arduino clone delivers power punch via Kickstarter

Nero Features

Here’s an interesting one. FTDI Chip is using Kickstarter to fund an open source reference design for an Arduino UNO compatible board. The NerO is based on the company’s FT231X USB UART, and delivers 5V at 1A without overheating. It is described as an “Energy Efficient Arduino UNO Compatible Design”. “With NerO we wanted to take a whole new approach from ...

Enchanted Cottage spells a trip to New York


How would you give new life to everyday objects by “enchanting” them with the “power of the Internet of Things”? This was the question raised by the Enchanted Objects design competition, run by element14, The winner was Andy Clark, of the UK, who turned a miniature cottage into a Arduino Yun-based “smart home”, complete with real-time weather reports, colour-changing LED lights ...

Zero hour for Arduino Zero

Arduino Zero

We first write about the Arduino Zero a year ago, but the IoT prototyping board has now been actually released for sale, in the States at least. It’s priced at $49.90.

Gadget Book: Make – Sensors

Make Sensors

A book review of Make: Sensors – Projects and Experiments to Measure the World with Arduino ad Raspberry Pi. Back in January I did a quick review of a book introducing budding Gadget Masters to working with sensors – Gadget Book: Make – Getting Started with Sensors.