Monday, April 29, 2013

Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen - The New Digital Age

The New Digital Age is a book coming April 23, 2013 and is written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. Eric Schmidt is the Executive Chairman of Google and Jared Cohen is an international security advisor, founder and director of Google Ideas. There are 5 BILLION people coming online in the next 10 years. This amazing book explores the implications this explosion will have in reshaping the future of people, nations and business.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ARM Releases Development Tools For Its Embedded Linux Community

The ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5™) Community Edition is a free professional quality toolchain developed by ARM to accelerate the development of native (C/C++) embedded Linux and Android™ applications. Based on DS-5 Professional Edition, this toolkit offers essential debug and system analysis for you to create robust and highly optimized applications for ARM processor-based devices, without the fuss and inefficiencies usually attached to fragmented open source tools.

April 23, 2013 -- ARM® has extended the scope of the ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5™) Community Edition (CE) to provide a fully featured, industry standard, and free-to-use software development environment for ARM Embedded Linux applications.

DS-5 CE provides an integrated solution including an Eclipse IDE, GNU cross-compiler, DS-5 Debugger, Streamline™ performance analyzer, online help and software examples. This level of integration enables developers to get up and running with their projects in virtually no time. In addition, DS-5 CE runs on Linux, Windows and Mac OS hosts, making it ideal for microcontroller users moving into the world of Linux.


More information on DS-5 CE is available on

DS-5 CE is available now. New users can benefit from all the components in DS-5 CE by doing a standard DS-5 installation and registering an activation code from Developers with an existing Eclipse IDE and Linux compiler can install the DS-5 Debugger and Streamline components of DS-5 CE as Eclipse plug-ins from

~ more details: ARM Releases Free Industry Standard Development Tools For Its Embedded Linux Community

Friday, April 19, 2013

FREE eBook: WOSPi - a Weather Observation System for the Raspberry Pi

The ebook, WOSPi - a Weather Observation System for the Raspberry Pi, describes a weather observation system for the Raspberry Pi,utilizing the Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus weather station as observation platform. The weather station is connected directly to the Raspberry Pi without using a Davis Instruments data logger. All necessary details, part numbers and Python/PowerBASIC code samples are provided. The WOSPi software is implemented using the Python programming language.

WOSPi - a Weather Observation System for the Raspberry Pi
WOSPi - a Weather Observation System for the Raspberry Pi

Download HERE.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Android Apps for Arduino: Arduino Examples

Arduino Examples: A lot of Arduino examples with code,diagrams and images for arduino beginners
Arduino Examples
and programmers.

Contains Examples from
- Basics
- Digital
- Analog
- Communication
- Control Structures
- Sensors
- Core Functions
- Digital
- Display
- Strings
- USB (Leonardo, Micro, and Due specific examples)
- Keyboard,Mouse

More will be updated daily or weekly.

Arduino Examples
Arduino Examples

Android Apps for Arduino: Arduino Companion

Arduino Companion
Arduino Companion is an app for designed to help anyone getting into Arduino and electronics. The app contains the full Arduino Reference for offline use, as well as a handy resistor calculator. The Reference contains all of the basic Arduino reference, but it also covers all the included classes for controlling Ethernet, Servos, Serial Communication, LCD Displays, SD cards, Keyboard and Mouse (Leonardo) and more.

Arduino Companion
Arduino Companion

Friday, April 12, 2013

UDOO = 4 Raspberry PI + Arduino DUE

UDOO is a mini PC that could run either Android or Linux, with an Arduino-compatible board embedded.

UDOO = 4 Raspberry PI + Arduino DUE
UDOO = 4 Raspberry PI + Arduino DUE

UDOO is a powerful prototyping board for software development and design, it's easy to use and with a few steps you can start using it and creating your projects with minimum knowledge.

UDOO merges different computing worlds in one; each world has its strengths and weaknesses, and all of them are useful today in education as well as Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and rapid prototyping endeavours.

UDOO is an open hardware, low-cost computer equipped with an ARM i.MX6 Freescale processor for Android and Linux, alongside Arduino DUE's ARM SAM3X, both CPU integrated on the same board!

UDOO's size is 4.33 inch x 3.35 inch (11 cm x 8.5 cm) and it has low power consumption.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Implement Timer Interrupt for Arduino Due

The code implement Timer Interrupt for Arduino Due, to toggle LED every second and send the duration in millisecond to PC via Serial port.

int led = 13;

volatile boolean ledon;
volatile unsigned long lasttime;
volatile unsigned long now;

int FREQ_1Hz = 1;

void TC3_Handler(){
    TC_GetStatus(TC1, 0);
    now = millis();
    digitalWrite(led, ledon = !ledon);
    Serial.println(now - lasttime);
    lasttime = now;

void startTimer(Tc *tc, uint32_t channel, IRQn_Type irq, uint32_t frequency){
    //Enable or disable write protect of PMC registers.
    //Enable the specified peripheral clock.
    uint32_t rc = VARIANT_MCK/128/frequency;
    TC_SetRA(tc, channel, rc/2);
    TC_SetRC(tc, channel, rc);
    TC_Start(tc, channel);
    tc->TC_CHANNEL[channel].TC_IER = TC_IER_CPCS;
    tc->TC_CHANNEL[channel].TC_IDR = ~TC_IER_CPCS;

void setup() {
    pinMode(led, OUTPUT);
    startTimer(TC1, 0, TC3_IRQn, FREQ_1Hz);
    lasttime = 0;

void loop() {


Implement Timer Interrupt for Arduino Due
Implement Timer Interrupt for Arduino Due

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino

Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino
Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino

Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino

Automate your home with a set of exciting projects for the Raspberry Pi!
  • Learn how to dynamically adjust your living environment with detailed step-by-step examples.
  • Discover how you can utilize the combined power of the Raspberry Pi and Arduino for your own projects.
  • Revolutionize the way you interact with your home on a daily basis.
In Detail
Low-cost and high-performing, with a massively diverse range of uses and applications, the Raspberry Pi is set to revolutionize the way we think about computing and programming. By combining the Raspberry Pi with an Arduino board you'll be able to revolutionize the way you interact with your home and become part of a rapidly growing group of hobbyists and enthusiasts.
This essential reference will guide you through a series of exciting projects that will allow you to automate your very own home. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step examples, diagrams, and explanations you will not only find it incredibly productive but also highly engaging and informative.
Assuming no prior knowledge, our detailed practical examples will guide you through building hardware and software solutions using the Raspberry Pi and Arduino. You will learn how you can use thermistors and relays to keep cool and stay in the shade whilst also utilizing electrical motors and photoresistors. These meticulously designed tutorials will form the basis of automating your entire home and getting you started with dozens of potential projects.
What you will learn from this book
  • Install an operating system for your Raspberry Pi.
  • Set up the Raspberry Pi and Arduino bridge shield.
  • Learn how to work with electronic components to build small circuits.
  • Develop applications that interact with your circuits.
  • Use thermistors and photoresistors to monitor and control your surroundings.
  • Control your own mains power with a relay shield and even connect a motor to your Raspberry Pi.
"Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino" is an easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide for automating your home using the revolutionary ARM GNU/Linux board.
Who this book is written for
Even if you have no prior experience with the Raspberry Pi or home automation you can pick up this book and develop these amazing projects. Full of detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and images this essential guide allows you to revolutionize the way you interact with your home. If you don't know where to start, then this is the perfect book for you.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

ARM documentation set for the ARM Cortex-M3 processors

ARM documentation set for the ARM Cortex-M3 processors

The ARM Cortex-M3 processor is a low-power processor that features low gate count, low interrupt latency, and low-cost debug. It is intended for deeply embedded applications that require fast interrupt response, including microcontrollers and automotive and industrial control systems. The ARM Cortex-M3 processor implements the ARMv7-M architecture profile.

Revision: r2p1 (with download links of PDF version):

Java ME Embedded and Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Oracle Java ME Embedded and Raspberry Pi

Learn with Simon Ritter, Java Technology Evangelist, how Oracle Java ME Embedded and Raspberry Pi Model B can work together to create some interesting types of applications!