PlatformIO

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PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem for IoT development
Cross-platform build system. Continuous and IDE integration. Arduino and ARM mbed compatible

 

Came across this cool IDE, built on top of Atom for dev of iot. There is also a commercially supported offering. http://platformio.org/

OpenPilot – Open Source UAV Control System

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OpenPilot is a next-generation Open Source UAV autopilot created by the OpenPilot Community (an all volunteer non-profit community). It is a highly capable platform for multirotors, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and other vehicles . It has been designed from the ground up by a community of passionate developers from around the globe, with its core design principles being quality, safety, and ease of use. Simplicity does not come with any compromises either: with no hard-coded settings, a complete flight plan scripting language and other powerful features, OpenPilot is an extremely capable UAV autopilot platform.

OpenPilot was started at the beginning of 2010 and is a serious use platform aimed at civilian and research purposes, with emphasis being placed on making the platform especially suitable for aerial photography and aerial video applications.

www.openpilot.org/

ESP2866 — WiFi for the Arduino

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This board is really freakin cool. It no only has a SoC chip that is essentially a UART to WiFi, it’s microprocessor is also programmable and has a PWM pin as well. On Arduino day, it was announced that the Arduino IDE now supports the ESP2866 making things a lot easier.

 

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  • Article on the ESP2866: makezine.com/2015/04/01/esp8266-5-microc…
  • ESP2866 Forums: http://www.esp8266.com/viewforum.php?f=25
  • ESP2866 Arduino Source code: https://github.com/esp8266/arduino
  • ESP2866 Breakout Boards: http://www.esp8266.com/wiki/doku.php?id=esp8266-module-family
  • ESP2866 on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/251690993989?lpid=82&chn=ps
  • Seeed studio ESP2866 Module: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/WiFi-Serial-Transceiver-Module-w-ESP8266-p-1994.html

Logging temperature using 1-wire devices

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DigiTemp — Software and 1-wire network info www.digitemp.com/index.shtml
1-Wire USB Adaptor — www.hobby-boards.com/catalog/product_inf…
OWFS — 1-Wire filesystem — owfs.org/index.php?page=thermocouple
1-WIRE Weather Instrument Kit — www.aag.com.mx/aagusa/index1.html

T-Sense RJ-45 Temperature Sensors — www.ibuttonlink.com/sensors.aspx
1-WIRE USP Master Interface — www.ibuttonlink.com/1-wire-interface-mas…
1-Wire Maxim Devices — www.maxim-ic.com/products/1-wire/

EDIT: More 1-wire links:
Guidelines for reliable long 1-wire networks: www.maxim-ic.com/app-notes/index.mvp/id/…
A Hobbyists Guide to 1-wire: www.arunet.co.uk/tkboyd/e1didx.htm
Maxim IC 1-Wire Thermocouples: para.maxim-ic.com/en/search.mvp?fam=temp…
Pers and 1-Wire Temperature Sensors – www.linux-magazine.com/issue/65/Perl_Tem…

Pranav Mistry — SixthSense

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SixthSense is a wearable computing device that contains a camera and a projector and allows the wearer to interact with digital objects in a physical way.

I’ve seen this before and regarded it as just another really cool project from MIT. In the video Pranav makes a stunning announcement — that all the SixthSense stuff is going to be opensource!

www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thri…

And a link to his website: www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense…

coreboot — Free GPL BIOS replaces proprietary BIOS

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Now this is cool… I may have to build a coreboot based box soon.

coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) you can find in most of today’s computers. It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called payload.

www.coreboot.org