Embedded Systems News

Maker builds SD Card-sized Arduino computer

A maker developer has squeezed an Arduino onto an SD card. His aim was to go one better than Intel’s Edison. Already dubbed SDuino, it is kodera2t’s entry for the Hackaday Prize. “Once I was excited to see Intel’s announce that they will release “SD card sized…

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Flexible PCBs made to order

Beta Layout has introduced a manufacturing service for flexible PCBs using a production pooling process to keep costs down. Tooling charges are minimised by manufacturing different PCB designs together in a single batch. The flexible printed circuit boards are currently available as single-layer or double-layer. Polyimide material is…

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Skype runs on Raspberry Pi with a virtual machine

A Moscow-based software start-up is the latest company to come up with a binary translator which allows x86 applications such as windows and Skype to run on Raspberry Pi. The company called Eltech has developed a binary translator that runs applications for the conventional desktop and server x86…

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Arduino goes global with Adafruit and Seeedstudio

Arduino has increased availability of the maker and developer open source computing platform across the world with supply deals in the US and China. It has also created a new global brand for the ARM-based embedded development modules. Arduino has signed a supply agreement with New York-based distributor…

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Raspberry Pi case was a labour of love

Raspberry Pi has been given a configurable plastic case by the designer of the small low cost computer module. There are plastic enclosures for the computer available, but this is the first case endorsed by Raspberry Pi inventor Eben Upton at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Gordon Hollingworth, director of software…

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Arduino Zero available for US maker community

The Arduino Zero board will be available for purchase from the Arduino Store in the US on Monday June 15th at a price of $49.90, the organisation has confirmed. The board is likely to be used by the maker community and also in schools as a teaching aid for…

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Raspberry Pi Picademy goes to the US

The Raspberry Pi teacher support initiative known as Picademy  has been successful in the UK supporting the uptake of the educational computer in schools. The organisation behind Raspberry Pi now plans to launch a similar technology development programme in the US. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has teamed up with the…

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Developer makes Raspberry Pi photo booth

A designer has made use of the camera on a Raspberry Pi computer module to create an internet-connected photo booth which can link to a smartphone. Flask, the webserver module is combined with Flask-Socketio to provide a web interface and controller that accesses the Raspberry Pi camera. Using…

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