Use Narrow Band Powerline Communication Module with Simple MAC on pcDuino LinkSprite low-cost narrowband powerline communication module moves serial data over the power line network at a speed of 500 bps, and achieves the target of replacing serial cables by the ubiquitous power line network. It can work on AC 220V/110V, 50Hz/60Hz, or DC line. Simple MAC powerline communication module carrier module includes not only the circuits regulate 110V/220V AC, coupling circuits, and other complex peripherals, but also can provide 5V power to the user’s device. It supports a baud rate of 600,1200,2400,4800 , 9600 or 19200bps (default baud rate). It also has a TTL level interface directly with the microcontroller’s RXD, TXD connection. Simple MAC powerline communication module provides half-duplex communication function, it can achieve local communications through 220V/110V, 50/60Hz power line .
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ESP8266 Wifi with the Arduino Micro A few months ago a new board called the ESP8266 arrived on the scene and promised a very cheap way for serial devices (such as the Arduino) to to make HTTP requests. The device itself was less than $10 (I got a few on AliExpress for $5) and it meant that smart microcontrollers could be easily made into “Internet of Things” devices. The boards (from the factory) operate at 115200, and that is just too fast for SoftwareSerial, so I decided to use and Arduino Micro to play around with it. The Arduino Micro has two serial ports so that it can communicate over USB (for debugging) as well as communicate over another serial channel (Serial1). This mean that I could use the Arduino Micro as a serial pass-through device and communicate with the ESP8266 directly.
E La Carte Releases More Powerful Version Of Customized Tablet For Restaurants E la Carte, a company that develops a tableside tablet for the restaurant and related hospitality industries, is debuting a brand new version of its hardware for restaurants. As we’ve written in the past, E la Carte launched Presto earlier this year to bring user-friendly tablets to restaurants to bring efficiency to the tableside and ordering experience. The 7-inch tablet includes a digital menu that lets you sift through the restaurant’s food and drink selection via photos and detailed descriptions using a touch-screen interface. There’s also a section for payments and games, including trivia and a drawing app. The new tablet has been completely reformatted for restaurant use.
Unboxing (And Updating) A Texas Instruments MSP430FR5969 Ultra Low Power FRAM MCU [Tonight's post is by Ed Smith, a member of the Humboldt Microcontrollers Group] I just received a Texas Instruments (TI) MSP430FR5969 LaunchPad! This is my unboxing post, I'll also cover updating the onboard programmer's firmware for use with Energia. We'll kick things off with a few specs, or at least a quick product description. This is an unboxing not a review, after all. Freescale Kinetis based Mbed IoT Starter Kit Ethernet Edition Connects to IBM IoT Cloud ARM, IBM and Freescale have jointly announced Mbed IoT Start Kit – Ethernet Edition at Embedded World 2015 that consists of a Freescale Kinetis Cortex M4 mbed-enabled development board and a sensor IO application shield that interface with IBM Bluemix cloud platform. Freescale FRDM-K64F Freedom development board specifications: MCU – Freescale Kinetis K64 (MK64FN1M0VLL12) ARM Cortex M4 MCU @ 120 MHz with 1 MB flash memory, 256 KB RAMExternal Storage – SDHC slotConnectivity – 10/100M EthernetUSB – Dual role USB interface with micro-B USB connectorSensors – FXOS8700CQ accelerometer and magnetometerHeaders – Arduino R3 compatible I/O connectorsMisc – RGB LED, two user push buttonsPower Supply – OpenSDAv2 USB, Kinetis K64 USB, and external source
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Wi07c - ElectroDragon Specification Module power 3.3V, regular current consumption at 70ma, peak current at 240mA (300mA must be able to provided) +20Dbm power, 100M max transmitting distance on ideal circumstance. It is common and correct to see some random error data when module is power up, and end up with "ready" (Turn baud rate to 115200 can see this actual debug data, this is used for firmware updating) IC Features AT Commands Auto Advertising Startup adverCar Raises $2M From Canaan Partners, 1-800-Flowers, And Others AdverCar, a startup promising to make it easy for drivers to turn their vehicles into rolling advertisements, has raised a $2 million seed round. The funding was led by Canaan Partners, with participation from 1-800-Flowers, Branford Castle Private Equity, New Orleans Startup Fund, Jit Saxena, and the TiE Angels Boston. 1-800-FLOWERS CEO Jim McCann and Canaan partner Deepak Kamra are joining adverCar’s board of directors. Founder and CEO Neil Turner said there are other companies offering to wrap cars in advertising, but only adverCar has a solution that’s easy and affordable for advertisers. Wrapping a car in ads costs thousands of dollars, whereas adverCar mounts its ads as easily removable stickers that are the same size as standard ad units, and it charges around $280 for a monthlong campaign. That’s the same price as advertising on a cab, Turner said. Turner also pitched adverCar as a way to bring the kind of audience targeting found in the digital world to out-of-home advertising.
IOT: Unboxing the MSP430FR5969 Launchpad and getting started on designing secure IOT - Secret Microsoft Communications There is a great blog on unboxing the MSP430FR5969 at: Unboxing (And Updating) A Texas Instruments MSP430FR5969 Ultra Low Power FRAM MCU, so take a look at that and get back here. You will need to follow those instructions or else if you bought a device around 9/30/2014 it will not update the programmer and as far as I can tell there are no other instructions on how to get the update programmer to work with this Launchpad. To use the Energia, you will seriously need to the read the EULA presented to you, really. I would quote the part I like, but it might be misconceived. I won’t link to it since you will have to sign an agreement and receive verification in about 1 minute that you have permission to receive the device. Then you pay your money.
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