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MEET THE $8 ESP32-S2-SAOLA-1 DEVELOPMENT BOARD FROM ESPRESSIF

Following the recent move by Espressif Systems to start mass production of the ESP32-S2 WiFi SoC despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are glad to inform you that the company has taken the production to the next level as an ESP32-S2 based development board recently started showing up for sale in stores. Before, we started seeing samples of the …

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FREE ELEKTOR CIRCUIT – ACOUSTIC IR REMOTE CONTROL TESTER

In this circuit we use the output signal from a standard IR receiver (IC1 in the schematic of Figure 1) to drive a miniature loudspeaker. The IR receiver from Vishay used here is available for various frequencies ranging from 30 to 56 kHz. A large number of IR remote controls operate according to the so-called RC5 protocol that …

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SANIA BOX OFFERS DIY APPROACH TO HELP KIDS LEARN CODING

The “Sania Box Embedded Computer Kit” was developed by Sania Jain, a 13-year-old writer who has a passion for coding. The project was launched with the help of a Silicon Valley-based start-up called MoonShot Junior Inc. The goal of the project is to help children learn or improve coding and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and …

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THINKING ABOUT CREATING A RASPBERRY PI REPLACEMENT?

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at creating a Raspberry Pi-like board for yourself, you should check out [Jay Carlson’s] review of 10 different Linux-capable SoCs. Back in the 1960s, a computer was multiple refrigerator-sized boxes with thousands of interconnections and building one from scratch was only a dream for most people. Then ICs …

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DADAMACHINES DOPPLER IS A NEW FPGA PLATFORM FOR OPEN MUSIC HARDWARE

The new doppler board promises to meld the power of FPGA brains with microcontrollers and the accessibility of environments like Arduino. And the founder is so confident that could lead to new stuff, he’s making a “label” to help share your ideas. doppler is a small, 39EUR development board packing both an ARM microcontroller and an FPGA. It could …

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