TI Fuel Tank BoosterPack & MSP430F5529 Launchpad – Review

Disclamer: I respect the work put in my every design engineer. I understand that they did the best job that they could and will learn over time. This text is in no way telling anyone that they did a bad job. I'm just suggesting changes which may or may not be practical or even usefu... Continue Reading →

Review: PiFace Control and Design

Introduction The raspberry pi is a cheap and highly customizable single board computer with gpio pins which can be used to control electronics. There are many ways to expand the functionality of the pi and a company called piface is in the business of making add on boards to do just that. One of the... Continue Reading →

Orcad vs Eagle: Yet Another Comparison.

Introduction I read a lot of articles online with regards to Board design Software and two names kept popping up: "Cadence Orcad" and "Cadsoft Eagle". I have been an avid user of Orcad since 2005 and have learned to use it more professionally and accurately with the years. I have also invested a lot of... Continue Reading →

Wiimote and GlovePIE

> I went through some old stuff I had in boxes and I dug up two things that I thought were very useful. An Old Bluetooth Headset. A Nintendo Wiimote. The Bluetooth headset was in pretty bad shape and I thought it only fair to put it out of its misery. So I cut it... Continue Reading →

Unboxing the Arduino Uno

>"Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments." - arduino.cc I have really been looking at projects with a good community support. Typically PICs are very popular because the tools are really cheap and easily available.... Continue Reading →

Unboxing the MSP430 eZ430-RF2500

> I really wanted to experiment with some wireless sensor networks, so I went looking about a year back. One of the Texas Instruments Reps was gracious enough to lend me his demo kit and well I wanted to show it off. There is a new kit available from TI nowadays, but don't know if I will... Continue Reading →

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