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Embedded Computing (2)
For Adafruit, Arduino, chipKIT, DFRobot, LaunchPad, mbed, Maple, Microduino, RFduino, Robotis, Teensy, Wiring
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Achieving Ultra Low Power with Energia MT and Galaxia

Achieving Ultra Low Power with Energia MT and Galaxia | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
With the use of  Energia MT  and the  Galaxia library , I rewrote the whole project around a clock, an event and a task. The node performs the measures every ten minutes, and enters low powe
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Frugal innovation — Rapid prototype tools deliver top performance. A single CR2032 coin cell battery lasts for more than one year!
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CC1350 SensorTag Reviewed

CC1350 SensorTag Reviewed | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
After the Bluetooth Low Energy SensorTags, the CC1350 SensorTag runs on a Cortex-M3 MCU with a dual-band radio, 2.4 GHz and sub-1 GHZ, with support for Bluetooth Low Energy and ZigBee
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A great introduction to local IoT.
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CapTIvate Touch Keypad BoosterPack

CapTIvate Touch Keypad BoosterPack | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
The CapTIvate Touch Keypad BoosterPack is a welcome addition to the the  CapTIvate Development Kit  with a ready-to-use numeric pad. It features a numeric keypad with additional pads for ente
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Node-RED 0.18 — Featuring Projects

Node-RED 0.18 — Featuring Projects | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
Release 0.18 includes very interesting new features. Among others, Node-RED now includes projects. A project consists on a set of flows, with optional encryption, a list of dependencies an
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Node-RED keeps its lead as IoT solution with new release 0.18.
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iMeter BoosterPack

iMeter BoosterPack | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
The iMeter BoosterPack features the INA226 , an iteration of the INA219  I've been using in various projects like the  I²C Voltage-Current-Power INA219 Sensor  and the  Volt-Amp-Watt-Mete
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Embedded Computing 2017 Top Ten Articles

Embedded Computing 2017 Top Ten Articles | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
Here is the Top Ten of the most read articles in 2017: NodeMCU Board Arduino Primo and Primo Core LCD_screen Library Suite Private IoT with Blynk on Local Server Date and Time Librar
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Segger J-Link EDU mini Programmer-Debugger

Segger J-Link EDU mini Programmer-Debugger | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
After the successful J-Link EDU, Segger launches the more compact and more affordable  J-Link EDU mini Programmer-Debugger ,  aimed at educational and non-commercial purposes . It features th
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Arduino Primo and Primo Core

Arduino Primo and Primo Core | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
The  Arduino Primo  and  Arduino Primo Core  are two boards built around the  Nordic  nRF52832, and feature BLE and NFC.  The Arduino Primo adds WiFi and infra-red communication
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Assessing the Next Generation of IDEs

Assessing the Next Generation of IDEs | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
The new boards are mostly based on 32-bit Cortex-M MCUs. The larger memory, faster clock and increased computational power allow more ambitious projects.   As a consequence, ​the developmen
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Assessing Visual Studio Code

Assessing Visual Studio Code | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
The new boards are mostly based on 32-bit Cortex-M MCUs. The larger memory, faster clock and increased computational power allow more ambitious projects.   As a consequence, ​the developmen
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1 IDE, 3 OSes — Assessing Visual Studio Code
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Segger J-Link Programmer-Debugger

Segger J-Link Programmer-Debugger | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
Most of modern boards rely on Cortex-M MCUs and Cortex-A MPUs from ARM and come with a programmer, but few of them feature a debugger. Notable exceptions include the LaunchPad line fro
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Updated review with Ozone, a free graphical debugger for Segger J-Link.
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Segger J-Link Programmer-Debugger

Segger J-Link Programmer-Debugger | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
Most of modern boards rely on Cortex-M MCU from ARM and come with a programmer, but few of them feature a debugger.  Problem is, each vendor promotes its own programmer/debugger, so I bough
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Mobile Measurement with LCD Display

Mobile Measurement with LCD Display | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
How to perform measurements on the field, without a bulky and costly equipment? One the latest LaunchPad based on the MSP430FR4133 features a 6-digit 14-segment LCD display and 2 buttons. This is...
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Low Power Home Network Weather Monitoring

Low Power Home Network Weather Monitoring | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
Despite the I in IoT, not all the IoT projects require a connection to internet and the use of cloud services.  In this project, I'm exploring a low power local network, based on the CC1350 MCUs
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An internet-free IoT project.
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The Requirements for IoT, An Update

The Requirements for IoT, An Update | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
Last October 2016, I set two conditions for IoT after I was stuck by the massive DDOs and couldn't use a cloud-only solution. Today, I'm reviewing those conditions and adding a third one. ​
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1. Offline Tools Not an Option
2. Local Server Mandatory
3. Open Standards Recommended
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IoT with Sub-1 GHz Sensor Network

IoT with Sub-1 GHz Sensor Network | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
The idea is to have a local network of sensors connected to a hub.  Obviously, I'd like to interface those sensors with Node-RED, which offers native support for MQTT and JSON, with a
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Project Things by Mozilla— Early Review

Project Things by Mozilla— Early Review | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
I've reviewed the beta release 0.3.0 of the  Project Things by Mozilla . The goal is to provide an open-source solution for home-automation. I conducted four tests: GIPO adapter, playin
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Colour Recognition with Neural Network

Colour Recognition with Neural Network | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
Did you know the Intel Curie board features a neural network with 128 neurones? ​So I decided to use neurones to recognise colours, as an update of my  I²C smartColours Smart Sensor .  Ho
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How does the new technology compare with the previous one?
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4D Systems gen4-IoD-28T Reviewed

4D Systems gen4-IoD-28T Reviewed | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
Many boards deal with IoT. Most send data to the cloud; none displays data from the cloud. Here comes the  4D Systems gen4-IoD-28T . It combines an IoT-capable board with a touch-screen. Io
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Assessing Atom

Assessing Atom | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
This is the 4th instalment of the assessment of the next generation IDEs. Atom is the modular IDE from Github. It provides a decent editor, offers GitHub integration and relies on extension
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Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio Cloud

Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio Cloud | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
Code Composer Studio is the official IDE from Texas Instruments to support the different families of MCUs and MPUS.  Texas Instruments' new landing   online page  offers a wide collectio
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IoT with Node-RED

IoT with Node-RED | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
How to manage heterogeneous hardware and software environments? Node-RED provides an elegant solution to merge different IoT devices and services.  The project includes the SensorTag CC2650
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Pervasive Displays e-Paper EPD Extension Kit Gen 2

Pervasive Displays e-Paper EPD Extension Kit Gen 2 | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
This is the second generation of the Pervasive Dis plays e-Paper EPD Extension Kit with support for new screens and new LaunchPads. This display uses e-ink or e-paper technology with thre
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Multi-Tasking with Energia MT and Galaxia Library

Multi-Tasking with Energia MT and Galaxia Library | Embedded Computing (2) | Scoop.it
How to run multiple tasks on a LaunchPad? We're using two different solutions, one standard and another based on the Galaxia library. Find this and other hardware projects on Hackster.io.
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