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The recently announced Raspberry Pi 2, at first look, appears exactly the same as its version 1+ predecessor. All the sockets and LED’s appear in the same place, which means most B+ cases and third party add-ons should work f...
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Impressive geology. (Don't miss the first part under 'Further Reading')
Continue Ars' digital field trip to Eastern Washington's Scablands, a unique landscape.
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Hints for kickstarter to improve emotional return for funders to improve their own long-term results.
In part six of his report on low-cost 3D printer projects on Kickstarter, Land Grant discusses the issues raised on the crowdfunding site.
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Interesting perspective on life insurance, specifically not term insurance.
A boring old financial instrument offers a way to avoid overreliance on the banking system or Social Security.
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Congress messes up the unlocking bill at the last moment.
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Nice, take your 3d printing full-circle.
Build a Filabot Wee and make all the plastic you can print, for a fraction of the retail price.
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FAQ What’s the new CPU and how does it compare? It’s a BCM2836, which is a Quad Core Cortex-A7 with a Videocore4 GPU. It is almost exactly the same in all respects to the BCM2835, but with those quad cores instead of th...
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NEW PRODUCT - Adafruit FT232H Breakout - General Purpose USB to GPIO+SPI+I2C
http://adafru.it/eb3

Wouldn't it be cool to drive a tiny OLED display, read a color sensor, or even just flash some LEDs directly from your computer?  Sure you can program an Arduino or Trinket to talk to these devices and your computer, but why can't your computer just talk to those devices and sensors itself?  Well, now your computer can talk to devices using the Adafruit FT232H breakout board!

What can the FT232H chip do?  This chip from FTDI is similar to their USB to serial converter chips but adds a 'multi-protocol synchronous serial engine' which allows it to speak many common protocols like SPI, I2C, serial UART, JTAG, and more!  There's even a handful of digital GPIO pins that you can read and write to do things like flash LEDs, read switches or buttons, and more.  The FT232H breakout is like adding a little swiss army knife for serial protocols to your computer!

This chip is powerful and useful to have when you want to use Python (for example) to quickly iterate and test a device that uses I2C, SPI or plain general purpose I/O. There's no firmware to deal with, so you don't have to deal with how to "send data to and from an Arduino which is then sent to and from" an electronic sensor or display or part.

This breakout has an FT232H chip and an EEPROM for onboard configuration. You can read tons more about this chip from FTDI's page and check out our tutorial on how to get started and use our Python code to control the FT232H with Mac/Win/Linux.

http://adafru.it/eb3
In stock and shipping now!
#newproducts   #breakoutboards   #ft232h  
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How fast sunlight disappears in the United States.
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Okay... definitely my primary concern. 
There's been much talk lately about the recent influx of startup 3D printer manufacturers seeking funding on crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indi
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+Jerry Fountain True. But as well all know these entry level, consumer printers rarely works optimally out of the box. The more experienced maybe able to troubleshoot their own problems. But the beginners/novice users better hope CobbleBot support will be more existent than they have shown themselves at this point.
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On some of the details he is confused/confusing, but the broad strokes are correct.
Glenn opened Wednesday's Glenn Beck Program with a disturbing report about what really happened when the Germany Central Bank decided to repatriate its gold reserves.
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  • Cradlepoint
    Senior Firmware Engineer, 2012 - present
    Embedded Linux with Python and an ExtJS web UI.
  • ElegaTech.com
    Firmware Engineer, 2011 - 2012
    Firmware for various USB <> storage bridge chips
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
    Lead Firmware Engineer, 2008 - 2010
    Various embedded Linux with Postgres, some with Python, some not.
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Software Engineer, 1991 - 2008
    Windows drivers, printing standards (IPP), web standards, and more.
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