Category Archives: Open Source Hardware
The last of the V1 ExtraCores have sold out. About 600 of them sold in one year. The majority were sold on the Kickstarter. I’ve been working on a V2 design, but it’s been on the back burner. There are a lot of factors involved in that. Read to the end of the post if [...]
Make cool stuff faster with this Arduino Compatible with it’s own screen and enclosure. Buy them on tindie.com now.
AI Matt just ordered an ExtraCore from tIndie.com and tells me he is going to use it a quad-copter. Seriously cool.
Digispark is a Kickstarter project that ends Sept. 10th. On August 24th they had reached $168,332 (of $5000 goal). It’s a great platform. People have been asking how it stacks up against ExtraCore. Digispark is a very complementary product to ExtraCore. Both are entries in “small, inexpensive Arduino Compatible.” But they live in different niches. [...]
I am working on a library for Ardunio that will easily allow someone to connect two Arduinos together with 2 wires and have one serve as extra I/O. For $15 and two I/O pins you can add an ExtraCore to a project to extend your I/O capacity for example. For digital only, of course a [...]
I was showing the ExtraCore around Maker Faire in California this year. The owner of Modern Device bought some on the spot to sell online. While we were talking he asked how much smaller it would be with a VQFN Atmega chip. He also wondered about adding a power regulator to the back. Now that [...]
The Robotic Minion Starter Kit is funded on Kickstarter. Now that funding is done there are a few more tasks to go. Get surveys out to all backers Get final numbers on who actually pays (takes about a week) Run some tests on the final prototype and make sure it’s 100% Send the manifest and [...]
I met the Modern Device team at Maker Faire and they were nice enough to agree to carry the ExtraCore.They now have them up on the web site. “Its small size makes it well-suited to applications with stringent weight and space requirements, such as R/C planes, wearables, and spacecraft.” Spacecraft huh? That would be pretty [...]
http://bit.ly/rminion is the Kickstarter project. We launched it right before Maker Faire and it’s going great. The Instructable is coming along well too and should be up as soon as we can double check it.
David and I got the video for the Kickstarter project finished. The Kickstarter project is submitted and awaiting approval.