Embedded Systems News

Maker system has OLED display and runs with Raspberry Pi

A small modular development system aimed at the maker community has built-in software compatibility with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi designs. Called Modulo is a set of interchangeable processor-based modules for designing electronic systems with the need for breadboards, wires, and capacitors. Each Modulo has its own microcontroller…

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Microsoft goes big on Arduino boards

Microsoft has strengthened its ties with the maker community. The Arduino organisation has certified the Windows 10 operating system for running on its development platform. There are also Windows Virtual Shields for Arduino technologies and a wireless access application called Windows Remote Arduino and both are released as open source…

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Arrow to sell open-source ARM boards

Arrow Electronics is adding open-source hardware to its embedded design offerings and it has signed up to Linaro, the organisation which optimises open-source software for ARM processor-based designs. Arrow will sell open-source ARM-based boards as part of the Linaro community known as “96Boards”. The community…

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Raspberry Pi in camera action

If you want a camera to record runs or bike rides, maker/designer Connor Yamada has created a low cost biking-centric action camera using Raspberry Pi and open source software.  “The design of the action camera had to be based on off-the-shelf components. If you have access…

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IoT board looks like Arduino, feels like Raspberry Pi

An Arduino-based wireless module which runs Android and Linux is the latest IoT embedded development product to get backing on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website. According to Boston-based developer UDOO, the Neo board combines the features of Arduino and Raspberry Pi and so can be programmed in any…

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Raspberry Pi gets solar-powered design kit

A couple of developers have come up with a way of designing Raspberry Pi into portable, battery-powered systems. Maybe this is where Raspberry Pi meets the internet of things, we are not sure, but the project has certainly been a huge success on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website. Called…

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Onion pitches MIPS universal cloud-to-hardware interface

Aiming at programmers who want to interface to the real world, Toronto-based Onion has created a tiny MIPS-based Linux cloud-to-hardware development board, and made it the subject of a Kickstarter project.  The firm has an interesting pitch. Called Omega, the PCB is tiny, with on-board…

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Raspberry Pi goes retro gaming

Raspberry Pi continues to inspire young developers of embedded systems products. One games enthusiast has used a Raspberry Pi to create a pocket-sized games console. Dubbed the MicroPi : Play, it is the work of developer and retro games enthusiast Tarsem Dhillon, who decided the micro sized Linux board would…

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