Sunday, November 29, 2020
CM3+ Compute Module

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ Released, Offers Up To 32GB Flash Memory

The new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ has been released. It now offers flash storage up to 32GB, and a heat spreader to improve thermal conductivity.
Circuit board with pin plugs on it

How To Secure Loose Jumper Wires/Pin Plugs

Thus far, most of the pin plugs (jumper wires) that I have used for electrical engineering hobby projects have been loose and therefore unreliable. They slip off my development kits, my...
Pepper growing in a pot by a window

Driverless Tractors Are Coming: What About Decentralized Food Production?

Driverless, automated tractors are about to change farming, and this is a great opportunity to reevaluate the viability of automating home gardening.
A computer the size of a salt grain.

IBM Invents A Computer The Size Of A Salt Grain

IBM has invented a computer as small as a grain of salt, which will cost less than $0.10 to manufacture. It is equipped with hundreds of thousands of transistors, and has...
Silver Porsche Cayman S sports car. Side View.

Porsche Cars Recalled Due To Odd Emissions Test Results

The German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrint has withdrawn certification for Porsche Cayenne vehicles equipped with three-cylinder Diesel engines due to faulty emissions control software. On Thursday, during an internal probe into their...
Texas Instruments RM57L Microcontroller

The Difference Between A Microcontroller And A Raspberry Pi

Single-board microcomputers such as the Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black have made waves in recent years, and microcontrollers have firmly retained their place in electronic designs. Why? After all, the Raspberry...
Thunderboard Sense development kit.

Thunderboard Sense IoT Kit Review: IoT Inspiration In A Tiny Package

I received a Thunderboard Sense IoT inspiration kit from Silicon Labs, and despite concerns that i'd have a hard time getting started with it (since it's a recent model, which isn't...

EFM32 Wonder Gecko Microcontroller Kit Review: A DIY Perspective

I recently got an EFM32 microcontroller development kit and tried it out for a couple of months. Here are my thoughts on how useful it is as a DIY tool.