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Introduction Aiming to develop an advanced Linux server for a private network, with reduced size and a relatively small payload, the choice has been focused on the Gizmo2 board hosting a Debian Linux distribution: A reliable board at a reasonable cost with good performances Availability of 1Gb network connection Availability of 2 USB3 ports Internal SSD connector Good power consumption optimization Open source hardware Availability of accessible GPIO ports and possibility to control the h ...
I received my Alpha unit of the C.H.I.P. from Next Thing Co recently: (the blue tape at the top is just cause i found the bright power and activity LEDs annoying... I'm weirdo ) I loved the little detail of QC pass sticker featuring adorable doge with the words "Such Pass"   C.H.I.P. did very well on Kickstarter earlier this year: 39,560 backers $2,071,927 pledged I choose the Kernel Hacker reward level, so I got this Alpha C.H.I.P. hot off the assembly line: Full ship ...
Introduction This blog post looks at a very small microcontroller board called the StartUSB for PIC, and shows how it can be used either as a standalone microcontroller board or used to control your own hardware (either off-board or built on the supplied prototyping area) via USB control from a PC. A condensed summary steps version of this post in PDF format is available here.   A brief history Many hobbyists are familiar with microcontrollers from Atmel on a credit-card sized board and ...
Last month, I discovered there was a company called Outernet here in Chicago, where I live, that created a derivative of the BeagleBoard called Lantern:     Lantern: One Device, Free Data From Space Forever https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lantern-one-device-free-data-from-space-forever $696,653USD total funds raised Original campaign was 240% funded on January 11, 2015 Here's a quick description about how the satellite reception works: Lantern tunes into two frequency b ...

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