Open Hardware or Secure IoT: Is It a Mutually Exclusive Choice?

Despite the eye rolls sometimes given to the name “Internet of Things” or IoT for short, no one is arguing that the future isn’t connected. Market soothsayers such as Business Insider recently release their revised 2018 IoT market predictions. Some highlights include 1 billion installed IoT devices in just U.S. homes will occur by 2023….

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Arduino Graduates, Enters the Professional World

The humble Arduino embedded development platform marked it’s 15th year of existence recently. Ever since the original RS-232 serial port-based Arduino became a reality, the companies behind the platform have made steady progress in improving the capabilities with each new generations of boards. The board and the associated C-based programming language (originally called Wiring) were…

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Papilio In The Sky, I Can Fly Twice As High

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #43 31 May 2014 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0043_31MAY14.mp3 Google Neural Networks and Data Center Energy Efficiency | White Paper Smartphone Compass Used To Map Building Interior Create Matter From Light Mapping Entire Animal’s Neuron Network Remote Controlled Construction Equipment Creating “Alien” DNA Papilio FPGA | FPGAs Ham Radio Field Day 2014 [Download] For more tech news and…

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Microcontrollers, Single Board Computers, and now FPGAs

So you’ve built with microcontrollers like Arduino and the Propeller? Check. Got your feet wet with Single Board Computers like Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone? Done. The next step is Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)… learn Hardware Description Languages(VHDL and Verilog) … write code to “create” hardware … allow for true parallel sensing and output. Papilo…

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