MarS Board – Freescale ARM Cortex-A9

A super ARM DIY Platform. Measuring only 65.46mm by 102.04mm, the MarS Board is a low-cost highly-integrated controller board based on Freescale’s i.MX 6 Dual ARM Cortex-A9 application processor which encompasses a dual-core platform running up to 1 GHz with 1 MB of L2 cache and 64-bit DDR3 or 2-ch., 32-bit LPDDR2 support.

MarS Board – Freescale ARM Cortex-A9

MarS Board - Freescale ARM Cortex-A9

The MarS Board is a ready-to-run platform with ported Linux 3.0.15 or Android 4.0.4. Additionally, Embest provides the demo for uC/OS-II V2.92.05 for user experience. It is an ideal core processing component for your end devices based on a single hardware design

Features Include These too

  • MarS Board is a Multi-Display platform.
  • MarS Board is a Multi-Expansibility Platform
  • NEON SIMD media accelerator
  • HD class 1080p encode/decode video engine
  • 10M/100M/1Gbps Ethernet Interface

PIC Microcontroller with GSM

How would you let your PIC-Micro Board Interface with your Cell Phone (Network). These Cards and Designs will help your Embedded System to be Controlled or Monitored using a simple Wireless Device Networking.

PIC-GSM at Olimex 

Using PIC-GSM you can easily monitor and control your home from everywhere with your GSM cell phone. You can switch on and off relays remotely by SMS. You can monitor the status of your GPIOs or toggle them. You can establish a call to the GSM module and speak or listen on the audio channel of the board. You can monitor the temperature from several digital remote temperature sensors.

PIC-GSM at Olimex

SMS Transceiver for PIC (SMST4PIC)

SMS Transceiver for PIC (SMST4PIC) is a tool for sending SMS via a RS232 serial connection between a PIC and a mobile phone. It establish on the basis of a serial line connection a AT command based communication for sending SMS and SMS-based e-Mails.

GSM Monitoring and Control System

A simple GSM based monitoring and controlling system on a small board with a PIC processor holding a solid program able to control a various types of GSM modems and Cell phones.  Four inputs, one power output prepared for monitoring and controlling through SMS messages on your mobile phone.

OscilloScopes for the DIY Enthusiast

Here are some Hobby Scopes that might even be quite professional if you develop them further. They are virtual instruments. Making Scopes with tablets may be much more easy now.

The µSCOPE – A poorman’s oscilloscope
The oscilloscope is still one of the most important measurement tools of the electronic engineer. With the advent of the often very reasonably priced USB scopes, such an instrument is now within reach of every body.

OscilloScopes for the DIY Enthusiast

Digital oscilloscope – Build a simple Inexpensive digital oscilloscope. Single channel, about 100 MSPS. RS-232 based.

xoscope is a digital oscilloscope using input from a sound card orEsounD and/or a ProbeScope/osziFOX and will soon support Bitscopehardware. Includes 8 signal displays, variable time scale, math,memory, measurements, and file save/load.

xoscope – digital oscilloscope for Linux

MHZ100Q is a low cost FPGA-based high speed data acquisition system. Version 2 is a standalone board containing 2, 100MHz 8-bit A/D channels, preamp, 7th order elliptical antialiasing filters, and a Xilinx FPGA.

MHZ100Q – Open Source FPGA-based 100MHz A/D

A USB interface is implemented in the FPGA firmware. Power comes from the USB bus. Schematics, VHDL and Verilog source code, and signal capture and display software are available and being posted.

SparkFun Electronics – Parts and Kits

“So what what do we do here? SparkFun, the company, sells the bits to build stuff – like a robot, or an MP3 player, or a defibrillator, really anything you can dream up! We are electronic enablers….”

SparkFun Electronics – Parts and Kits

SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible.

“It’s our fun blend of gift shop, electronic project gallery, and a glimpse into our manufacturing floor. The Emporium is stocked with kits, breakout boards, and many other bits and pieces you might need for your projects.”

SparkFun Electronics - Parts and Kits

Tool Kit – Deluxe

Digital Multimeter – Good volt/current meter, with continuity testing and a Monocle Magnifier – Illuminated – Gotta see those tiny SMD parts

50W Variable Temperature Soldering Iron, Solder Tip Tinner and Cleaner and Wick. Wire Strippers, Needle Nose Pliers and Diagonal Cutters.

SparkFun Electronics
6175 Longbow Drive Boulder, CO 80301, USA

NYC Resistor – Hack Build Learn DIY Electronics

NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn. The NYC Resistor Microcontroller Mailing List is a great place to meet others with the same interest…

NYC Resistor – Hack Build Learn DIY Electronics

“In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to use a soldering iron safely and effectively, and get plenty of practice with both soldering and desoldering techniques. We’ll be soldering up some Game of Life kits – LED tiles that generate nifty animations.”

Intro to Soldering Workshop

NYC Resistor - Hack Build Learn DIY Electronics

Other Classes Examples –

“We’ll learn to program an Arduino and interact with the physical world! This class covers an introduction to Arduino, including how to use light sensors, LEDs, buzzers, and more.”

“Turn almost anything into a musical instrument with Teensy, an inexpensive Arduino-compatible microcontroller. The Teensy 3.2 has a bunch of touch sensors and analog and digital inputs,..”

NYC Resistor
87 3rd Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

Danish Audio ConnecT – Denmark

Danish Audio ConnecT. High quality audio parts. High-End Audio Parts for Hi-Fi, A/V and Pro-Audio. DACT products are used by audio and A/V audio equipment manufacturers and by DIY audiophiles throughout the world.

Danish Audio ConnecT – Denmark

Back in 1995, the first DACT product was the well-know CT1 and later CT2 stepped attenuator, which still today remain the single most recognized state-of-the-art audio volume control.

Danish Audio ConnecT - Denmark

The CT100 is a two-channel phono preamplifier module with very accurate RIAA equalization and many features. It is realized with the best semiconductors available and non-inductive, low noise, SMD metal film resistors. The circuit is designed to accept both moving coil (MC) and moving magnet (MM) transducers/cartridges directly in order to eliminate the need for an external MC step-up transformer or amplifier. MC/MM input loading and input nominal level values are easy to select with high resolution by DIP-switches.

Danish Audio ConnecT A/S
Skannerupvej 14, DK-6980 Tim, Denmark.

RCA connector or Phono Connector

An RCA connector, sometimes called a phono connector or cinch connector, is a type of electrical connector commonly used to carry audio and video signals. The connectors are also sometimes casually referred to as A/V jacks.

RCA connector or Phono Connector

The name “RCA” derives from the Radio Corporation of America, which introduced the design by the early 1940s for internal connection of the pickup to the chassis in home radio-phonograph consoles. It was originally a low-cost, simple design, intended only for mating and disconnection when servicing the console. Refinement came with later designs, although they remained compatible.