This Friday: Jason Kridner of the BeagleBoard.org Foundation will joining Hackaday’s weekly Hack Chat to talk BeagleBone, PocketBeagle, the BeagleBoard.org community and more!
Topics for this Hack Chat will include the direction BeagleBoard is going, the communities involved with BeagleBoard, and how to get the most out of those precious programmable real-time units. As always, we’re taking questions from the community, submit them here.
As an extra special bonus, this week we’re giving away some hardware. Digi-Key has offered up a few PocketBeagle boards. If you have an idea for a project, put it on the discussion sheet and we’ll pick the coolest project and send someone a PocketBeagle.
Build something cool and pick up new skills from the workshops at the Hackaday Superconference. Last week we announced all of the talks you’ll find at Supercon, and starting today you can reserve your spot at one of the workshops. You must have a Superconference ticket in order to purchase a workshop ticket; buy one right now…
via Get Hands-On at Supercon: Workshop Tickets Now Available — Hackaday
Pamela Liou gave the 2017 Open Hardware Summit keynote last Thursday in Denver (skip to the 6 minute mark):
Pamela spoke about her desktop loom project:
While this 3D printed synthesizer might just be okay, we’re going to say it’s better than that. Why? [oskitone] did something with a 555 timer. The Okay synth from [oskitone] uses a completely 3D printed enclosure. Even the keys are printed. Underneath these keys is a small PCB loaded up with tact switches and small…
via This Synth Is Okay — Hackaday
We’ve had our eye on [davedarko’s] LAMEBOY project for a while now, a handheld setup in roughly the same form factor as the classic Nintendo Game Boy. It’s remarkable how approachable portable electronic design has become, and that’s really what makes this interesting. The design is beautiful, and the closer you look, the more respect…
via LAMEBOY is Handheld Gaming on the ESP8266 — Hackaday
From Pero on hackaday.io:
30 – 6000 MHz synthesizer with power amplifier
For a long time I wanted to crown my work in RFwith a self made synthesizer. I have picked Henrik Forsten’s home made VNA design with MAX2871 as a reference, modified the schematics and routed to my needs. I use Teensy 3.2 for all digital control.
30 – 6000 MHz 10 dBm Transmitter based on MAX2871 synthesizer. Controlled by Teensy 3.2.
From Blecky‘s MappyDot project on hackaday.io:
I’ve been getting a demo up and running for Maker Faire with the mBot robit and MappyDots
There is an extension for scratch which will be on the repo shortly, to allow you to connect a few MappyDots up to the mBot, to get it to drive around and avoid running into your legs or run away from your cat.