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Code and Life – Joonas Pihlajamaa

He has a Embedded Systems Programming Blog where you can read and learn programming for the small SBCs and Testing Chips on “USB Stick SBCs” that are now a standard.

Code and Life – Joonas Pihlajamaa

He has useful tutorials on V-USB which is a software-only implementation of a low-speed USB device for ‘s AVR microcontrollers.

He also has many ideas on PC Interface Hardware and Code that may help Home Automation Projects. He reviews embedded starter evaluation boards. Many ideas on Audio and Video using these uC boards.

Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi to talk to each other

“All that was needed between the two devices was some jumper wire and two 1 kOhm resistors to form a voltage divider between Arduino TX pin and Pi RX pin – Arduino understands Pi’s 3.3V signal levels just fine so Pi TX to Arduino RX needed no voltage shifting at all.”

DesignSoft – Learn with Edison Newton Tina

Edison – provides a unique new environment for learning electricity and electronics. Teachers, students and electronics enthusiasts can use digitally scanned photorealistic components, a solderless breadboard, virtual instruments, sound and animation…….

DesignSoft - Learn with Edison Newton Tina

Select realistic batteries, resistors, diodes, LEDs, transistors, logic gates, flip-flops, and even microcontrollers & integrated circuits all easily available on the shelves of your multimedia lab. Drag them onto your “breadboard” and wire them together with your mouse. Your circuit begins working immediately so you can test and troubleshoot it with virtual instruments. In addition, Edison automatically prepares a standard schematic diagram and displays it simultaneously.

Tina – The Complete Electronics Lab

Powerful yet affordable software package for analyzing, designing and real time testing analog, digital, VHDL, MCU, and mixed electronic circuits and their PCB layouts. You can also analyze RF, communication, optoelectronic circuits, test & debug microcontroller applications.

A unique feature of TINA that you can bring your circuit to life with the optional USB controlled TINALab II hardware which turns your computer into a powerful, multifunction T&M instrument. Electrical engineers will find TINA an easy to use, high performance tool, while educators will welcome its unique features for the training environment.

DesignSoft – Learn with Edison Newton Tina

Newton – provides a completely new way of teaching and learning physics by exploring kinematics and dynamics in 3D. Build, manipulate or investigate real-life 3D physics experiments interactively, solve problems, and more.