Microchip and element14 designed a very useful board which will add more power to your Raspberry Pi. The chipKIT Pi board has been developed in order to allow users to create advanced applications like touch sensing, audio processing and sophisticated control, thanks to the powerful PIC32MX250F128B. The board is compatible with Arduino and can be easily programmed with the free chipKIT™ Multi-Platform IDE (MPIDE) that can be hosted on the Raspberry Pi. Continue reading
Microchip is one of the most important MCU manufacturer and in our opinion this company produces the best price to performance ratio 8, 16 and 32 bit microcontrollers available on the market. Today we wanna show you how to blink three leds without using the delay macros available in the xc8 compiler “__delay_ms()” and “__delay_us()”. Both delay macros can be very helpful but sometimes it is better to use interrupts instead of to waste CPU cycles with polling. We use a microchip PIC 12F683 (http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/Devices.aspx?dDocName=en010115) to show you how to use Timer0 to perform more than one operation (apparently) at the same time. Continue reading
Openpicus introduced FlyportPRO, a new board designed to help you to develop your IOT applications in the fastest and easiest way. As for all the Openpicus’ products, FlyportPRO has been designed around the powerful WIFI modules and MCUs made by Microchip: MRF24WG0MA/B and PIC24FJ256GB206. Continue reading
Riitek R900 is a professional air mouse presenter with an integrated laser pointer. It works with two AAA size alkaline batteries (included in the package) and can be used with your Android TV box, your notebook, tablet PC and every system capable to works with Windows, Mac or Linux. All the most important control keys are in the front upper side: the laser push button, the volume control, the left and right click buttons of the mouse, the enter command, the UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT position controls. Looking to the air mouse from the back, there is the ON/OFF switch on the right hand side; on the left hand side there is a wheel, useful to scroll pages, which also include a enter key function when pressed. Continue reading
A comparison of some of the most popular development board available to the hobbyists.
Raspberry Pi is one of the most known board in the hobbyist world and it is easy to guess why: its success is mainly lead by its low and accessible price for a product with very interesting features. Since Raspberry Pi has been introduced on the market, a borderline has been defined and everyone who wants to design and develop a new board which will be appreciated and loved by the worldwide hobbyistic community, must compare its product with the Raspberry, mainly in terms of final price. Continue reading