HP makes webOS an open source platform

Hewlett Packard has finally decided what it wants to do with the webOS platform it acquired from Palm, following its decision to end … [Continue Reading]

hp-touchpad

Twine project gains funding for sensor networks

A Kickstarter project founded by MIT Media Lab graduates David Carr and John Kestner in the form of start-up Supermechanical has blown past … [Continue Reading]

Supermechanical's Twine - a Wi-Fi connected sensor platform

Intel’s 4004 microprocessor turns 40

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Intel 4004, generally recognised to be the first commercially available microprocessor and the start … [Continue Reading]

Intel 4004 Microprocessor Schematic

Final Raspberry Pi PCB design unveiled

The creators of the Raspberry Pi ARM-based computer have published a shot of the Gerber for the sub-£25 computer's near final design - and, … [Continue Reading]

Raspberry Pi - Final Circuit Gerber

PCB Circuit Boards.co gets faster gear

Printed circuit board manufacturing specialist PCBCircuitBoards.co has announced the installation of a new circuit assembly system which … [Continue Reading]

pcbcircuitboardsco

Latest News

hp-touchpad

HP makes webOS an open source platform

Hewlett Packard has finally decided what it wants to do with the webOS platform it acquired from Palm, following its decision to end production of the TouchPad and Pre devices based thereon: it’s releasing the platform under an open source licence. “webOS is the only platform designed from the ground up to be mobile, cloud-connected […]

Supermechanical's Twine - a Wi-Fi connected sensor platform

Twine project gains funding for sensor networks

A Kickstarter project founded by MIT Media Lab graduates David Carr and John Kestner in the form of start-up Supermechanical has blown past its funding goal, thanks to a simple but disruptive premise: an easy-to-use device for ‘if-then’ monitoring. Dubbed ‘Twine,’ the project takes the form of a compact 2.5-inch square block containing two internal […]

Intel 4004 Microprocessor Schematic

Intel’s 4004 microprocessor turns 40

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Intel 4004, generally recognised to be the first commercially available microprocessor and the start of a revolution that would change the face of the world forever. Nowadays, microprocessors are everywhere: phones, laptops, TVs are a given – but they’re also found in watches, microwaves, washing machines and fridges. […]

Raspberry Pi - Final Circuit Gerber

Final Raspberry Pi PCB design unveiled

The creators of the Raspberry Pi ARM-based computer have published a shot of the Gerber for the sub-£25 computer’s near final design – and, at around the same size as a credit card, it’s even smaller than the prototypes. Posted by Liz Upton to the official Raspberry Pi blog, the Gerber visualisation reveals a final […]

pcbcircuitboardsco

PCB Circuit Boards.co gets faster gear

Printed circuit board manufacturing specialist PCBCircuitBoards.co has announced the installation of a new circuit assembly system which doubles the speed at which boards can be produced and delivered to customers. Developed in Germany, the new system encompasses a faster ‘shut and cut’ speed on the belt lines compared to a standard production system, allowing boards […]

More News

Latest Reviews

Rolson Miniature Hand Drill

The Rolson miniature hand drill

If you work with PCBs, then the chances are good you’ll need to clear a blocked through hole or add a connection of your own. Billed as a drill for ‘precision’ work, the Rolson miniature hand drill is cheap but not so cheerful. The first thing that strikes you about the Rolson drill is that […]

RHT03 Digital Temperature and Humidity Sensor

The RHT03 digital temperature and humidity sensor

While the use of analogue sensors for detecting temperature are common in the world of open source electronics, digital devices are less so. The RHT03 could help change that, offering a low-cost high-accuracy sensor which connects easily to most prototyping platforms. The first thing to notice about the RHT03 – also known as the DHT-22 […]

ProtoShield v5 Clone

The Arduino ProtoShield v5

Arduino ‘shields’ – add-on boards that connect to the Arduino’s headers to add additional capabilities – are handy things, but sometimes you need something a little more custom. Although it’s possible to make your own, the Arduino’s famously non-standard pin spacing makes it difficult, but there’s a solution: the ProtoShield. As its name suggests, the […]

More Reviews