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New Sumo Robot PCBs Arrived!

Finally, after several weeks delay, the new PCBs for the Mini Sumo Robots (see “Zumo Robot with WiFi and GPS”) arrived, and best of all: first test are all running fine :-). 129 more words

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McuOnEclipse Releases on SourceForge

When I started the McuOnEclipse project back in 2012, I did not expect that it would create that much of attention :-). So far I’m sharing the project files on GitHub (see “ 360 more words

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Freescale rolls out FXTH87 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

New Delhi, India, October 21, 2014: Freescale Semiconductor today launched the FXTH87 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) family, which is the smallest integrated package TPMS solution available at an extremely light weight of 0.3 grams. 8 more words

Cheap and Simple WiFi with ESP8266 for the FRDM Board

How cool would it be to add WiFi support to any projects or IoT? Why not using WiFi with a microcontroller which has only few KBytes of RAM and FLASH. 627 more words

Tips & Tricks

How NOT to Solder Headers on a Board

There are two basic strategies in teaching:

  1. Teach and show how things should be done.
  2. Teach and show how things should NOT be done.

I usually do the first method. 292 more words

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Enabling/Disabling FXOS8700CQ Device Needs a Delay

Found an interesting behaviour with the Freescale FXOS8700CQ on the new Sumo Robots (see “Sensor and Communication Shield for Sumo Robot“): when enabling the accelerometer/magnetometer, it actually did not work: 581 more words

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Unlocking and Erasing FLASH with Segger J-Link

When using a bootloader (see “Serial Bootloader for the Freedom Board with Processor Expert“), then I usually protect the bootloader FLASH areas, so it does not get accidentally erased by the application ;-). 713 more words

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