Monthly Archives: April, 2016

She is Alive

She is Alive

MakerBot to stop manufacturing its own 3D printers

#MakerBot to stop manufacturing its own #3Dprinters

In a recent anouncment, the company says it will be outsourcing manufacturing of all 3D printers to a contractor named Jabil. Read the official announcement.

MiQi – a $35 ARM SBC with Rockchip RK3288 alternate to RaspberryPi

#MiQi – a $35 #ARM #SBC with #Rockchip RK3288 alternate to #RaspberryPi

The MiQi is the same size and price as a Raspberry Pi 3, but this little single-board computer/developer board features a Rockchip processor, up to 32GB of built-in storage, Gigabit Ethernet, and a few other features that help set it apart. Find more details here

Lubuntu 16.04 LTS for Raspberry Pi 2

#Lubuntu 16.04 LTS for #RaspberryPi 2

Lubuntu Team has release and immediate availability for download of the Lubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system for Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers. Read the official announcement here

8 Mega pixel camera board for RaspberryPi at $25

8 Mega pixel camera board for #RaspberryPi at $25

RaspberryPi foundation has release this 8MP camera board as a replament for 5MP OmniVision OV5647 camera sensor.

8MP camera is based on Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor at the same low price of $25. They’re available on RS Components and element14. Read the official announcement for more info

AAduino – AA battery size Arduino by Johan Kanflo

#AAduino – AA battery size #Arduino by Johan Kanflo

Johan Kanflo wanted small arduino to make his ISM node more slim, so the AAduino was born. Know more on johan.kanflo.com

This is what happens when you divide by zero on a mechanical calculator

This is what happens when you divide by zero on a mechanical calculator

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Arduino core 2.2.0 for ESP8266 WiFi chip

#Arduino core for #ESP8266 WiFi chip

This project brings support for ESP8266 chip to the Arduino environment. It lets you write sketches using familiar Arduino functions and libraries, and run them directly on ESP8266, no external microcontroller required.

ESP8266 Arduino core comes with libraries to communicate over WiFi using TCP and UDP, set up HTTP, mDNS, SSDP, and DNS servers, do OTA updates, use a file system in flash memory, work with SD cards, servos, SPI and I2C peripherals.

Know more about Arduino core for ESP8266 WiFi chip. Know what is in 2.2.0, Read Release notes

 

 

ESP8266 REFERENCE Guide – 60 pages


Very helpful handy guide on ESP8266 by pighixxx.com. Download it

3D Printers Can Catch Fire


Jay cleared out a jam in his printer. It’s an operation most of us who own a 3D printer have performed. He reassembled the nozzle, and in a moment forgot to tighten down the grub nut that holds the heater cartridge in place. He started a print, saw the first layer go down right, and left the house at 8:30 for work. When he came back from work at 10:30 he didn’t see the print he expected, but was instead greeted by acrid smoke and a burnt out printer. Read more on hackaday.com