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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.

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.

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.


  • Article on the ESP2866:…
  • ESP2866 Forums:
  • ESP2866 Arduino Source code:
  • ESP2866 Breakout Boards:
  • ESP2866 on eBay:
  • Seeed studio ESP2866 Module:

Logging temperature using 1-wire devices

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DigiTemp — Software and 1-wire network info
1-Wire USB Adaptor —…
OWFS — 1-Wire filesystem —
1-WIRE Weather Instrument Kit —

T-Sense RJ-45 Temperature Sensors —
1-WIRE USP Master Interface —…
1-Wire Maxim Devices —

EDIT: More 1-wire links:
Guidelines for reliable long 1-wire networks:…
A Hobbyists Guide to 1-wire:
Maxim IC 1-Wire Thermocouples:…
Pers and 1-Wire Temperature Sensors –…

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!…

And a link to his website:…

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.