Just a quick post to flag there is another issue, just out, of the excellent Raspberry Pi magazine, MagPi. It’s number five.
Here’s a piece of news that may be of interest – Microsoft has announced the official launch of Gadgeteer, a set of electronic parts designed to be plugged together to build prototypes, or even working electronic devices. Remote controlled cars and cameras are given as possible examples.
We’ve highlighted the Ben Heck Video Shows recently, but don’t forget the Electronics Engineering Video Blog, hosted by Dave Jones.
A news story for Gadget Masters to note, from interface chip supplier Future Technology Devices International (FTDI). The company is tapping in to the Arduino open-source community to simplify the design of USB 2.0 interfaces in embedded systems – it has introduced a development kit for its Vinculo USB 2.0 platform.
Here’s a good book for all budding Gadget Masters that has only just come to my attention – 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer by Randy Sarafan, who is described as a New Media artist but may be better known to you through his work for the excellent Instructables.com.
Thanks to reader Alan Metcalfe for bringing this to Gadget Master’s attention. He describes it as “a simple Mr Spock circular (resistor) calculator, to cut-out and make”.
Well, here’s a great resource in a similar vein – a site dedicated to “built-for-fun electric vehicles”. Electric go karts, to you and me. See buggies.builtforfun.co.uk/index.php
Here is an excellent resource, certainly worth bookmarking if you are creating your own LED lighting systems – the LED series/parallel array wizard.