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CHIP computer: first sight and comparison with Raspberry Pi Zero - pizeroPrint

How you could see on social networks, I recieved CHIP computer. Very popular kistarter project.

But I would like to show comparison between CHIP computer and Raspberry Pi Zero - pizero.
You find some important articles and pictures in this article.

In next article, you will find first boot, connection to WiFi with and without display, connection through SSH and through UART and maybe more.

Article is there:

Banana Pi BPI-M64, quad core 64bit, 2GB DDR3, 8GB eMMCPrint

Next SBC (single-board computer) with 64bit core.
Banana Pi M64 project is again open-source. The main component is quad-core proccessor Allwinner A64 (64 Bit Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 1.2 Ghz CPU).
On the board BPI-M64 is WiFi 802.11/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Amount of SDRAM is 2GB DDR3 and storage for OS and data is 8 GB eMMC (option 16/32/64 GB) or microSDXC card (up to 256 GB). As GPU is used dual-core Mali 400 MP2 - support 1080P 4K video.
CSI interface for camera and DSI interface display is ready on the board.
You can use 10/100/1000 Mb ethernet (?through USB?), 3x USB2.0 a 1x USB2.0 OTG.
3.5 mm jack stereo konektor is used for audio output.
BPI-M64 can be powered 5V/2A or 3.7V Li-Ion battery.

Another information:

Fireduino: Dual-core Arduino boardPrint

So... somebody will release some Arduino board every week.
Today, I would like to introduce new Arduino board called Fireboard.
Combine Arduino, Dual-core Cortex-M3, low power wifi module and price $15 (one Fireboard + 8GB TF card) can be very good idea.
This board contains also audio module.
Designers maked support code in Arduino IDE. If you don't like programming, you can use graphical tool for creating of code - FireBlock.
The microprocessor is Rockchip RKNanoD....

Aeroscope: Wireless Oscilloscope ProbePrint

Wireless Oscilloscope Probe - Aeroscope very insteresting project on
Wireless oscilloscope probe sends measured data to the mobile phone or tablet, which contains software for showing measured data.

Wireless oscilloscope probe includes battery (950 mAh / 3.7 V). The battery has energy to supply the device one full day. It has a wireless range of up to 200 feet.

Analog Bandwidth: 100 MHz
Sample Rate: 500M samples/second...

NodeMCU (ESP8266, ESP-12) + SHT75 + TMEP.CZ = Arduino meteostationPrint

Everybody has meteostation... somebody better, somebody worse. I wanted meteostation too.
I didn't spend a time with development of sophistic device. My requirements was very easy - measurement temperature, humidity and use SHT75, because I got that as a sample from (thanks a lot).

BigClown - IoT modular system with cryptographic unitPrint

IoT (Internet of Things) very well-known idea. You can find a lot of system, concepts and another.
On the world will be a few billion devices connect to internet network during a few years.

This new project is focused on secure communication and a lot of using.

The projekt BigClown is based on STM32L083CZ microcontroller by STMicroelectronics with random number generator with AES128. As the cryptographic unit is used ATSHA204 by Atmel company.
The board includes SPIRIT1 - SPSGRF-868 for communication - receiving and transmitting MQTT messages. These messages are compressed and crypted.

The concentrator can be used every computer like Raspberry Pi or Turris Omnia. The concentrator is device for receiving, transmitting, gate to internet and another functions....

PHOTOGALLERY: STM32F7-discovery - STM32F769 with display and ESP8266 supportedPrint

STMicroelectronics released a new development board with STM32F769NIH6 (ARM Cortex-M7, 2MB FLASH, 512+16+4KB RAM) microcontroller.
STM32F769 supports up to 216MHz clock frequency and up to 462 DMIPS in benchmark test.
STM32F7-discovery contains ST-LINK/V2-1.

4" capacitive touch LCD display with MIPI? DSI connector is mounted on the board. It also contains SAI audio codec, two audio line jacks, one for input and one for output, stereo speaker outputs, Four ST MEMS microphones on DFSDM inputs, Two SPDIF RCA input and output connectors.

The board includes two push buttons (user and reset) and also 512-Mbit Quad-SPI Flash memory and 128-Mbit SDRAM.
You can connect microSD card through microSD card slot.
If you want to use WI-FI connection, the board contains connector for ESP8266 (pinout compatible) or you can ...

Arduino Create - IoT, cloud, webPrint

Arduino Create, that's name of new tools for easier development with Arduino hardware.
This tool is released as private beta version.
The main feature is development in your web browser. Nevertheless, that's not only one feature.
Arduino Create will be used hub for a lot of your projects on one place - Arduino Project Hub.
Are you not sure? Use Arduino discussion forum....

STMicroelectronics and Arduino - Arduino? STAR OTTO boardPrint

STMicroelectronics released development board Arduino? STAR OTTO. The development board is based on STM32F469BIT6. That's the first Arduino board with complete support with MIPI? DSI display and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz.
Another information:
High-performance STM32F469BIT6 MCU with 2-Mbyte Flash memory, 384-Kbyte SRAM...

PHOTO GALLERY: STEVAL-WESU1 - wearable sensor unitPrint

STMicroelectronics released wearable unit. It contains a lot of sensors. The data are sent to mobile phone through bluetooth. App is available on Apple Store? and Google Play?.
App is based on BlueST SDK, available on GitHub.

What contains this device:
STM32L151VEY6 ? 32-bit ultra-low-power MCU...

Altium - video tutorialsPrint

Everybody knows the Altium, program which used or design of PCB. Altium, prefessional tool is available in "lite" version. Competitor of Eagle, KiCAD and another.

Design of schematic:...

Arduino Nano: Log GPS Information to MicroSD Card With VisuinoPrint

Very interesting Arduino project which was coded in very popular Visuino IDE.
Main components are Arduino Nano together with GPS reciever and microSD card. Project was designed in IDE Visuino.
Arduino Nano periodically saves GPS data from reciver and saves it to microSD card.

Tutorial there:

SBC snickerdoodlePrint

New single-board computer for you.
Processor: 2x 667MHz ARM Cortex-A9 (or 866MHz)
Reconfigurable Hardware: 430K gates (or 1.3M)
RAM: 512MB (or 1GB)
Flash: 16MB NOR + microSD
Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz 802.11n SISO (or 5GHz 2x2 MIMO)
Bluetooth: Classic & BLE
I/O: (see BASEBOARD SPECS for more)
Reconfigurable: 100 (or 125)
Processor: 54x GPIO
microUSB: console, 5V power
Comms: SPI, I2C, CAN, UART, JTAG, Gigabit Ethernet
Power input: 3.7V to 17V
Dimensions: 2in x 3.5in (50.8mm x 88.9mm)

You can buy another ...

8bit FFT spectral anylyzer with MSP430Print

The project of 8 bit spectral analyzer can be used for tentative showing, but it can be good point for improve device.
The project is based on MSP430G2553 MCU. The input is mic with LM358 opamp. The output of opamp is connected to microcontroller.
The levels are displayed on LCD 16x02 like bar graphs.

SUPEROLED8 - development board with ATMega32U4 and OLED displayPrint

Interesting development board from with ATMega32U4 and OLED display.
You can use Arduino IDE or Atmel Studio for coding.

You find schematic, PCB and example firmware on github.

Very small voltmeter with ATTiny44APrint

Peoject of very smallvoltmeter with ATTiny44A and ADC MCP3421 was released on the
The board of voltmeter si 20.5 x 10.5 mm and contains all of components, which you need.
In the first link find schematic, PCB and firmware for microcontrollers.

Project website:

Book about STM32 - #MasteringSTM32Print

Maybe you somewhere found book about STM32 or general microcontrollers. This is a little different.
It includes knowledges about STM32 and makes tutorial how to begin with this very popular microcontroller.
- The introduction of book show basic features about ARM architecture
- Another part dedicates develpment tools for STM32, in this part find tutorial how to install Eclipse, compiler and debugger
- In 3th part of book find "Hello World" for STM32 and Nucleo
- 5th part shows STM32CubeMX tool
- In one of the last part find introduction of debug.

RobinCore - ARM Linux computer with WiFiPrint

Another rival for C.H.I.P. computer and Raspberry Pi Zero (pizero)?
Maybe, but it's still interesting project. A coin-sized ARM Linux computer with WIFI.
RobinCore, that's name of project, contains SOC Hi3518E(ARM926@440MHz), WIFI chip(MT7601U), H.264 encoder(720p@30fps) and 64MB DDR2. OpenWRT is OS for that.
You can buy another board (principle is the same like by C.H.I.P. computer) with ...

LoRaONE: the LoRa? IoT development boardPrint

LoRaONE: the LoRa? IoT development board is very popular project on
The board offers connecting your project with Internet of Things network.
The main components are SAMD21 32bit microcontroller, Ublox GPS module and LoRa? Microchip RN2483/RN2903.
Another part are RGB LED, LiPo charge controller, 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer, LoRa? and GPS antenna connector and microUSB.

The size of board is very small - 40x25mm....