Check out the new projects site for A-i-S www.adventuresinsilicon.com

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Battery Change

Easy Battery Change

Just a reminder that changing a battery on a G-Shock is easy and should not be avoided.




Thursday, March 17, 2016

Raspberry PI 3 Adventures

We finally got our hands on the Raspberry Pi 3.


Tests, impressions and comparisons to follow.

One of the first comparisons will be to see what framerates this hardware can achieve with the 5MP camera and the software 'motion'.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Western Digital PIDrive

If you are lucky enough to live in a select few countries then Western Digital is willing to sell you a power reduce small form factor harddrive for use with your Raspberry Pi:



http://store.wdc.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayAccesoryProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.21986300/Accessories/WD_314GB_PiDrive/productID.335173200/categoryId.70262300

Intel announcing onboard FPGA on the same die as a Xeon processor

The Register has an interesting article on the announcement that Intel plan to ship Xeon chips with build in FGPA 



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/14/intel_xeon_fpga/

Intel bought Altera last year.

A few other people covering the story:
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/184828-intel-unveils-new-xeon-chip-with-integrated-fpga-touts-20x-performance-boost

Future is looking so bright I gotta wear shades...

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Raspbery Pi GPS


Adding GPS location data to a Raspberry PI project is fairly easy.

The most common way is to add a GPS module that outputs text data on a serial port.

Below is a GPS module purchased on eBay that includes a Neo-6 GPS module, a Raspberry Pi specific PCB and a GPS antenna (not seen in the photo).


As soon as this module is powered up it attempts to send data over the UART pins.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Wonderful use of robotics - helping the paralysed walk and stand


Great news that the Indego has received FDA approval.

http://www.indego.com/indego/en/home


Seeing great new product brought to market to meet a critical user need is what it is all about.