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Welcome to another installment in the Design Challenge Weekly Summary series here at Element14!  I just got back from Charleston, SC where I attended ProtoCon 2016 where Element14’s own BenHeck was the keynote speaker. The conference was great, and I enjoyed meeting a new group of engineers and makers. That’s not the reason for this blog though, so lets get on with the details from the past week in the Design Challenges! Unlike the previous week, the past 7 days have been about ...
Welcome to another installment in the Design Challenge Weekly Summary series here at Element14!  February is a big month for the Design Challenge series here at Element14. The Open Source Music Challenge is in full swing and the project proposal process is open for the Make Life Accessible challenge. If you have not checked out either challenge yet, you are truly missing out. The Music Tech challenge has some amazing projects in development, and the prizes being offered in Make Life Accessi ...
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A Quick Update

Posted by CharlesGantt Nov 3, 2015
  Hey everyone! I just wanted to jump in and give everyone a quick update on myself and my projects. Things have been progressing slowly for me over the last few weeks due to Halloween getting closer and me having to attend nightly events at a local haunted house for Terror Tech. During the last two weeks I also caught the flu and was out of it for a few days. I want to apologize for my two Halloween 15 projects not being complete yet, but I would like to say that they will both be complet ...
As the old adage goes, every Electronic Engineer is a maker, but not all makers are Electronic Engineers. Because of this fact, many Makers tend to adopt a single development board and tool chain as it is just too expensive to be able to afford a completely different setup for each and every processor one might want to develop with. Sure I may have in excess of 150 different development boards and the accessories to go with them, but that is only because manufacturers send them to me for review. ...
Over the last half decade, many industries have taken a massive hit due to the downturn in the global economy. While this has affected millions of highly educated professionals worldwide, it appears that the engineering industry has mostly been spared from these harsh realities. For this reason the importance of earning an engineering degree is highlighted more than ever, and not surprisingly, universities in every state, including the District of Colombia now offer engineering programs. The inf ...
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Arduino Due Overview

Posted by CharlesGantt Jan 22, 2013
Arduino Due Overview When I first got my Due in the mail I searched the web for a simple overview to help me better understand what new features Arduino is bringing to the table with the new development board. After finding next to nothing I decided to write my own general overview post in hopes that it would help out someone in a situation similar to mine. The Arduino Due is the first ARM-based development board from Arduino and features a powerful 32bit CortexM3 microcontroller. The board is f ...