Aug 15

Galileo GPIO Timing & why it doesn’t work for some.

The Intel Galileo is has Arduino UNO compatibility, yet often I see queries from someone asking why their favourite Arduino Shield won’t work, or why an interface they have made which works on other Arduino boards, doesn’t work with Galileo. Often they say Galileo is no use, or Galileo doesn’t do what it claims, or Galileo is slow. So why do some Sketches and Shields not work as expected, when using GPIO on Galileo? Read on for the answers…

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BBC News – Robots inspired by origami fold themselves into action


Self unfolding robots. Just add heat…

BBC News – Robots inspired by origami fold themselves into action.

Jul 25

The skies are busy

While traveling by air yesterday, it got me wondering how busy our skies are. The answer might surprise you. The following image shows actual flights in progress over Europe at 13:10 BST today. (Click image for a larger view).

Flights Over EuropeAccording to data from FlightRadar24 there were 8830 Flights in progress over world, 2920 of them over europe. This only includes flights on which there was data available, the real figure may even be slightly higher.


Jul 02

Dallas 1-Wire iButton teardown.

Recently I’ve been investigating 1-wire iButtons and interfacing them to different systems. I thought it might be interesting to see what’s inside an iButton. So here is my Dallas DS1990A iButton teardown.

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Jul 02

Intel Galileo 2nd Generation board – first pics.

Here is a picture of the new Generation 2 Intel Galileo board.

This pic was taken from the Galileo Getting Started Guide available here.

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Jul 01

Intel® Galileo Gen2 Product Brief

Some details are staring to emerge about the new generation of Intel Galileo boards.

Follow this link : Intel® Galileo Gen2 Product Brief | Intel Communities.

Jun 17

iPhone self destructs with bulging battery.

My iPhone 4 has dangerously self destructed, with an unexplained bulging of the battery which broke off the rear cover and cracked the front display.  Continue reading

Jun 16

Reading 1-Wire iButtons using Cypress PSoC 3 and 5/5LP

Previously I posted about using a standard UART to read and write to 1-Wire devices. In this post I look at how to read and write to these devices using Cypress PSoC devices. Continue reading

Jun 13

Reading 1-Wire iButtons using a UART

This post takes a look at a simple 1-Wire protocol reader/writer using a standard UART for detecting and communicating with 1-Wire devices. Written in C for Linux, and running on Intel Galileo. It could easily be ported to most other platforms.

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