Category: Development Boards

Hackaday.io platform for Hackers

Posted by – July 31, 2015

Hackaday serves up Fresh Hacks Every Day from around the Internet. Posts on Hackaday aim to be the gold-standard in entertainment for engineers and engineering enthusiasts. Find out more at http://hackaday.io

Nordic Semiconductor ARM Cortex-M0 Ultra Low Power Wireless IPv6 over BTLE

Posted by – July 9, 2015

Nordic Semiconductor shows their ultra low power Bluetooth Low Energy, Ant, 2.4Ghz ARM Cortex-M0 based system on chips for trying to simplify the development of Wearables, Internet of Things devices, they are working to make things as simple as possible. One of the features that Nordic Semiconductor is able to demonstrate is to send voice over Bluetooth Low Energy. Nordic Semiconductor's implementation of Thread and mbed are being demonstrated.

Shenzhen Maker Faire: Atmel SMART SAM L21 ARM Cortex M0+

Posted by – July 7, 2015

Atmel SMART SAM L21 is the world's lowest power ARM Processor based on ARM Cortex-M0+, can use as low as 35 µA/MHz in active mode and 200nA in Sleep mode. Atmel shows examples in Shenzhen, including to run an E Ink diplay, showing how they are getting hardware makers to use this solution for ultra-low-power Internet of Things (IoT). The Atmel module can also feature Full Speed USB host and device, Event System and Sleepwalking, 12-bit analog, AES, capacitive touch sensing, built in opAmps and much more. As introduced at the Shenzhen Maker Faire show, these Atmel modules are sold to makers on Alibaba.com and Taobao.com

Maker Faire Shenzhen 2015

Posted by – June 28, 2015

Maker Faire is in Shenzhen, the world capital of hardware creation, making it probably more relevant than the Maker Faires previously held in San Mateo, New York, Detroit, Kansas City, Rome, Newcastle, Tokyo and elsewhere.

MakerFaire Shenzhen 2015 is organized by Chaihuo Maker Space, a subsidiary of Seeed Studio, which is one of the leading companies in Shenzhen providing hardware components for Makers in Shenzhen and around the world.

Sponsored by the Shenzhen Government, Maker Faire Shenzhen 2015 has grown 10 times compared with 2014 with over 300 exhibitors attending, including ARM, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Freescale, Atmel, pch, intel and etc; design houses like hackaday, seeed studio, Makeblock, 40% of the makers attending come from outside of China. Products include any creative hardware, from development boards, modules, robots, prosthetic hands to an electronically enhanced pure hand-made wooden chair. For more information you can visit: http://makerfaireshenzhen.com/

Makeblock Maker Open Final Day, finished projects, Winner Announced

Posted by – June 22, 2015

This is the final day of the Shenzhen Maker Open 2015, where all the projects are presented and where the winner is announced. Maker Open is a 48-hour international robotic competition held by Makeblock, SIAT and Shenzhen Government. Makeblock is a robot construction platform, which provide anodized aluminum extrusion mechanics, easy-to-use electronics and software that are supported by each other. Makeblock's mission is to lower the skill level requirement of making things!

There are 12 team from overseas and China joining the 2015 Shenzhen Maker Open, including students from MIT, university Utah, makers from Italy and Austria, as well as the students from Peking university, student from Shenzhen high schools and more. The Maker game theme is “music/chess/writing/drawing” in Chinese tradional archaism called“琴棋书画qinqishuhua”.

Maker Open came from Makeblock's company trandition activity - 24 hours makerathon! Makeblock brings it to Shenzhen Maker Week.

Makeblock's websites:
http://www.makeropen.org
http://www.makeblock.cc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Open/127115557619938
http://facebook.com/makeblock

http://twitter.com/makeblock
https://www.youtube.com/Makeblock
http://google.com/+Makeblock

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c 96Boards 64bit Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 development board

Posted by – June 22, 2015

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c is a credit card sized 96Boards compliant development board based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, with I/O like USB device, 1080P HDMI, micro USB port, support WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, support Android, linux, planned to support windows 10 in the near future. The DragonBoard 410c is designed to support rapid software development, education and prototyping, including the next generation of robotics, cameras, medical devices, vending machines, smart buildings, digital signage, casino gaming consoles, and much more. At Maker Fair Shenzhen, Qualcomm is showing off how easy it is to get going with development using their new DragonBoard 410c, being released now, it will start shipping in the next weeks through Arrow Electronics.

Makeblock Maker Open Shenzhen (Day 2), 48-hour Robotic Competition

Posted by – June 21, 2015

Maker Open is a 48 hours international robotic competition held by Makeblock, SIAT and Shenzhen Government. Makeblock is a robot construction platform, which provide anodized aluminum extrusion mechanics, easy-to-use electronics and software that are supported by each other. Makeblock's mission is to lower the skill level requirement of making things!

There are 12 Maker teams from overseas and China joining the 2015 Shenzhen Maker Open, including students from MIT, university Utah, makers from Italy and Austria, as well as the students from Peking university, student from Shenzhen high schools and more. The Maker game theme is “music/chess/writing/drawing” in Chinese tradional archaism called“琴棋书画qinqishuhua”.

Maker Open came from Makeblock's company trandition activity - 24 hours makerathon! Makeblock brings it to Shenzhen Maker Week.

Makeblock's websites:
http://www.makeropen.org
http://www.makeblock.cc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Open/127115557619938
http://facebook.com/makeblock

http://twitter.com/makeblock
https://www.youtube.com/Makeblock
http://google.com/+Makeblock

Actions Bubblegum-96 Linaro 96Boards.org development board on quad-core ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by – May 26, 2015

Actions Semiconductor launches their first 96boards development board running Android 5 Lollipop, Ubuntu based on Linaro codebase, based on Actions S900 Quad-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 with PowerVR G6230 GPU, Memory 1-8GB DDR3, Storage support 4-64GB eMMC. Rich interfaces including HDMI, USB2.0 host and Micro USB2.0, LAN, WIFI.

UDOO Neo on i.MX6SoloX by Seco Labs = Raspberry Pi + Arduino + Wi-Fi + BT 4.0 + Sensors

Posted by – May 26, 2015

Udoo launched their Single Board Computer Udoo Neo based on an ARM Cortex-A9 and an ARM Cortex-M4, it already got funded on Kickstarter reaching it's $15k goal on Kickstarter in 80 minutes.

UDOO Neo merges the world of Arduino and Raspberry Pi with wireless connectivity and 9-axis motion sensors, providing a complete and easy solution to free your imagination, make your objects alive and create new smart devices and appliances from scratch.

On Monday 20 April 2015 SECO USA Inc. launched UDOO Neo on Kickstarter at 11 o’clock in EST time, raising the 15k USD dollar goal in just 80 minutes.

UDOO Neo is a credit-card size (59.3mm x 85mm - 3.35" x 2.33"), low-cost, low-power consumption, open-source hardware board, able to run Android or Linux and Arduino-compatible. It can be used as a fully-fledged computer, as an Arduino-compatible microcontroller or as an embedded computer to build new devices, smart objects and appliances.

TI LaunchPad Evaluation Kits to get started with TI microcontrollers

Posted by – May 26, 2015

Texas Instruments shows their low cost microcontroler developer platform. On the board can be a debugger, the target MCU and the specialized headers that are the same for each of the different TI Launchpad boards, some have Ethernet, other have WiFi. Using ARM Cortex-M4 and other cores, Texas Instruments also is demonstrating a complete IoT system with IBM, one of our Cloud Partnersfeaturing a variety of low power SensorTags each providing multiple sensors and using different radio technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy, 6Lowpan, Zigbee all using the new SimpleLink ultra-low power multi-standard CC2650 wireless microcontroller as well as Wi-fi using the CC3200. These are connected via BeagleBone based gateways which communicate with the cloud server for processing using MQTT.