Category: open source

TinyFPGA BX Might be the most important FPGA in your toolbox

It would be interesting to see if FPGAs have use in Diminishing Manufacturing Source and Material Shortages (DMSMS) and Obsolescence mitigation.

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Parallax Feedback 360 and Arduino

A problem that I have with hobby servos is that they typically don’t have 360 degree rotation and positional feedback. That was until the Parallax Feedback 360 was released. In the adafruit product video (3:41) they actually crack the little guy open so you can see its guts. Basically it’s a normal continuous servo that uses a AS5600 contactless hall effect sensor that gives positional feedback as a pulse train.

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BOMGarten Version .1 (Alpha) Released!

In our commitment to combat electronics obsolescence I’ve released a free tool for developers that use KiCAD! I’m calling it BOMGarten. Available for download at GitHub.

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Making cool KiCAD artwork

Importing art into KiCAD isn’t anything new. People have been doing it since the invention of fire and use of bone tools.

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ISO9001 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It’s awful, but what can you do?

Don’t mistake what I’m about to say as being “mean”, it’s just that I truly didn’t know any of this until recently.

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