Electronics User Experience with Sally Carson, co-founder of Pinoccio

By Eric Weddington, Marketing Manager, Open Source & Community Sally Carson, co-founder of Pinoccio In February I did an interview with Eric Jennings, co-founder of Pinoccio. Pinoccio is a new Open Source Hardware business, building “a complete ecosystem for the Internet of Things”. The Pinoccio is a pocket-sized microcontroller board, with wireless networking, rechargeable LiPo […]

Interview with Pinoccio co-founder Eric Jennings

By Eric Weddington, Marketing Manager, Open Source & Community Pinoccio is a new Open Source Hardware business, building “a complete ecosystem for the Internet of Things”. They recently completed a successful crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo to help them build their first product: A pocket-sized microcontroller board, with wireless networking, rechargeable LiPo battery, sensors, and the […]

25 dev boards to help you get started on your next IoT project

A closer look at some of today’s most popular development boards to help you get started on your next IoT design. With billions of everyday objects expected to become Internet-enabled over the next couple of years, Makers are continually seeking new ways to add connectivity to their designs. As a result, hobbyists and engineers are turning to a wide range of […]

This DIY monitor measures water usage throughout your house

While we may not be able to fix the drought, one Maker has set out to change how we use water at home. As many of you are aware, California is currently facing one of the most severe droughts on record. While it may be a bit difficult to enact immediate change at the municipal level, we can drastically alter how we […]

Building the modern-day lava lamp with Atmel

Having spent countless hours sitting as his desk, Maker Frank Cohen had always found lava lamps to provide a calming effect that would help him wind down after a long day’s work. This was the inspiration behind his decision to devise a modern-day version of the once-popular decorative novelty item, which recently made its Kickstarter debut. Dubbed Waves, Cohen has created a smart Bluetooth […]

Atmel powers these Maker Faire projects

Atmel microcontrollers (MCUs) were under the hood of hundreds of projects at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014. Some of them could be found in the official Atmel (#205) and Arduino (#204) booths, although the majority were spread out in various locations across the expansive San Mateo Maker Faire grounds. We’ve done our best to track down a number of […]

An interview with Sapphire Open Systems – a full IoT stack, open source, low power wireless platform from the hardware pin up to the web and beyond

By Tom Vu of Atmel & Jeremy Billheimer of Sapphire Open Systems The tech industry is currently undergoing a paradigm shift, with startups launching from a series of digital islands such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Springboard, Startup Bootcamp, and Make – as well as on numerous hackerspaces and global socially networked enabled hubs. Indeed, startups like Sapphire Open Systems and many others are expected to […]

A Pocket-Sized, Low-Power Ecosystem Makes Wi-Fi Easy

By Ingolf Leidert Sensor networks are nothing brand new and even terms like “smart dust” have been around for a while. Many have envisioned a future where every technical entity around us will be “smart” in some way and is permanently connected to a huge network consisting of small sensors that help monitor and control our world. […]