Look for our Drew Fustini in purple!
Miasma is a pure analog oscillator module based on the Curtis CEM3340 chips used in legendary ’80s synths, with new & innovative signal patching:
We designed the Miasma Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) to bring that classic ’80s synthesizer sound back to Eurorack modular systems. We just couldn’t find any currently available oscillators with the sound textures and capabilities that we wanted, so we had to design our own; and now you get to own one as well.
There are many unique capabilities built into Miasma that you won’t find in any other oscillator module, like the built-in patching and cross modulation structures that make Miasma so flexible in your rack. However, it’s all about the sound – so let’s start with some Miasma audio samples, before we go into the technical details of how we make that sound possible (best listening with Headphones!)
From Frank Buss on hackaday.io:
Frank has launched a Kickstarter campaign:
A puzzle game for the Vectrex, including a version with Vectrex graphics for PC, Mac, iOS and Android
FrankBuss has shared the board on OSH Park:
From Brian Benchoff on the Hackaday blog:
NeruroBytes is not a strange platform for neural nets. It’s physical neurons, rendered in PCBs and Molex connectors. Now, finally, it’s a Kickstarter project, and one of the more exciting educational electronic projects we’ve ever seen.
Since then, the team behind NeuroBytes have received an NHS grant, they’re certified Open Source Hardware through OSHWA, and there are now enough NeuroBytes to recreate the connectome of a flatworm. It’s doubtful the team actually has enough patience to recreate the brain of even the simplest organism, but is already an impressive feat.
The highlights of the NeuroBytes Kickstarter include seven different types of neurons for different sensory systems, kits to test the patellar reflex, and what is probably most interesting to the Hackaday crowd, a Braitenberg Vehicle chassis, meant to test the ideas set forth in Valentino Braitenberg’s book, Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology. If that book doesn’t sound familiar, BEAM robots probably do; that’s where the idea for BEAM robots came from.
This is a busy, busy week for Tindie and Hackaday. We’re going to New York, and we have a ton of events planned. First up is the monthly Hackaday meetup. This time, we’re teaming up with Kickstarter for a pre-Maker Faire Meetup. We’ll be hosting this at Kickstarter’s HQ, and already we have an impressive…
(Drew Fustini will be there, too)
Create fun STEM and STEAM electronics projects with parts delivered to your door.
Crazy Circuits is a non-soldering electronic learning platform that allows people to create circuits from almost any material they can imagine. Crazy Circuits are designed to pop onto LEGO™ bricks, enabling your LEGO™ creations to shine, move, and make noise. Use Crazy Circuits to construct paper crafts with conductive tape, use conductive thread for sewing, and create art with conductive inks and paints. You can even program sketches with Arduino compatible Crazy Circuits boards. No matter what you want to build, Crazy Circuits brings it all together.
Program an STM32L4 Cortex M4F with the Arduino IDE via USB
Technical specifications of the Butterfly and Ladybug STM32L4 dev boards:
- Microcontroller: STM32L4 ARM Cortex M4F
- Clock speed: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, 48, 64, 80 MHz
- Operating voltage: 3.3V
- I/O pin limits: most pins 5.0 V tolerant, 20 mA
- Digital I/O pins: 22, with 11 PWM (Butterfly), 13, with 10 PWM (Ladybug)
- Analog input pins: 6 (Butterfly), 5 (Ladybug), 12-bit ADC channels
- Analog output pins: 2 12-bit DAC
- RTC: 1 ppm accuracy
- Flash memory: 256 KB
- SRAM: 64 KB
- Voltage regulator: 3.3-5.5V input / 3.3V, 150 mA output
To the left is an MPU9250 accel/gyro/magnetometer motion sensor and the BME280 pressure/humidity/temperature sensor
To the right is an ESP8266 wifi-enabled add-on board for Butterfly
Reading the BME280 and VEML6040 sensors at 0.5 Hz and outputting pressure, temperature, humidity, altitude, RGB light intensity and RTC time and date to the Sharp memory display
STM32L432 receives quaternions from the EM7180, which itself is master to the motion and pressure sensors, GNSS data from the CAM M8Q, then processes and packages the data and sends it to the ESP8285 via UART bridge for transmission to a hand-held controller
uses an STM32L433 as master to several slave sensors to detect and process signals from industrial equipment and report to a remote server via blue tooth