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TI Unleashed the Revolution (Palm Sized) – BeagleBone

BeagleBone is a new development board from TI in the BeagleBoard Series. This brings nearly the same power of the other Beagleboards right into palm of your hand. This board contains the AM335x Family of Sitara Arm(r) Cortex-A8 processor. Here are some vitals about this … Continue reading

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Audioino: Arduino programmable via sound card

Here’s a unique way to program an Arduino chip: using your computer’s sound card! Chris from the hobby-roboter forum provides the details on this amazing hack in his forum post.The process simply requires the Atmega168 to be programmed with Chris’ special audio … Continue reading

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Inflatable Antenna from GATR

We came across the remarkable innovation that makes it possible to have remote stalactite communication and still has portable infrastructure. GATR Technologies has developed an antenna that can fit right into your backpack. This is an inflatable 1.2-metre satellite antenna … Continue reading

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MSP430 with FRAM: Break Through in Microcontroller World

We received an Astounding news that TI has been successful able to combine FRAM Technology into one of the world Lowest power microcontroller MSP430. We knew about the verifiability of FRAM earlier but combining it with the Microcontrollers adds a whole new dimension to it. Source: TI Website … Continue reading

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Open Source Hardware Logo Usage

We got a few picture and templates for using the OSHW logo.However we wanted to make the Logo on PCB and various other things that we keep making. So we found some good Source:http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=421 Here we got the following to … Continue reading

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Opens Source Hardware Logo Selected

The Open Source Hardware Revolution about which we published some time back. Well now the logo for the hardware platforms that would follow this resolution has been finalized. Source: Open Hardware Another one without the Text – useful to generate … Continue reading

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ExpEYES: Open Source Initiative to Physics learning through Experiments

We came across an astounding development made by our Bharteya(Indian) Students at Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi. This project is call the ExpEYES and is targeted to help students in universities and school to perform Science Experiments, Projects and Demonstration of concepts. The design … Continue reading

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Fusion Reactor @ Home : Physics Redefined

Will Jack was able to build a proto model of a fusion reactor at home. Source: http://tidbit77.blogspot.com/2011/03/fusion-achieved.html This type of device is the way to the future of clean energy. However achieving it at home is another thing, paving way … Continue reading

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Solar Charger Using 555 : Simplest Approach to Battery Charging

We came across an innovative Solar Charge based on 555 developed by Michael Davis. The best part of the design is that its so cost constrained/ Low Cost that any one in any place in the world can build this … Continue reading

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AM Radio Receiver using 555: Simple RF

We found a nice 555 based AM radio with improved designed by Eric for his 555 Timer Contest Entry. [Source: http://tubetime.us/?p=85%5D The best part is the new demodulation circuit used. [Source: http://tubetime.us/?p=85 ] Here is the Description of the Circuit: … Continue reading

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