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Introducing the Portenta X8 by Arduino Pro

This looks interesting. Portenta X8 is a powerful, industrial-grade SOM with Linux OS preloaded onboard, capable of running device-independent software thanks to its modular container architecture. It offers the best of two approaches: flexibility of usage of Linux combined with real-time applications through the Arduino environment. Leverage Wi-Fi/Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity to securely perform OS/application […]

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IoT Maker

Little Known ESP32 Power Saving Modes

Another great video about the ESP32 and its power saving modes. I need to dust off my soldering iron. We all know that we send our ESP32s to deep sleep to save energy. But do you know the other possibilities to save energy like light sleep and clock reduction? And what about modem sleep or […]

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Science

Are Supercapacitors the better Batteries?

I have often wondered why use batteries and not supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are super like Superman or Superwoman. Otherwise, they only would be called “Capacitors.” Right? Where are they “super” and where not? Where can we use them, and how? And the most important question: Are they better than batteries?

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IoT

Arduino C/C++ Source Level Debugging for the ESP32

Dave shows you everything you need to know to get up and running quickly with source-level C/C++ debugging on the Arduino platform using an ESP32 chip. Access call stacks, breakpoints, local variables, watches, and more.

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IoT Maker

Using as ESP8266 a Window Sensor

Making your home smart doesn’t have to be expensive, just a little bit of knowledge will go a long way. Time stamps: 0:00 Intro 1:07 Requirements 1:27 The idea 3:06 ESP8266 basics 3:57 Simulation in CircuitJS 6:32 Circuit design in KiCAD 9:04 SMD-Components 9:58 PCB-Design in KiCAD 11:34 Assembly and SMD-soldering 13:07 Programming and software […]

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Maker

Build Your own Stream Deck For Under $20

StreamDecks are great pieces of equipment to add some pizazz to your livestreams, but they are a bit pricey. Nero 3dp shows us how to DIY one for less than $20.

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IoT Privacy

10 Indoor Security Cameras Tested to Protect Your Privacy

The Hook Up puts 10 indoor cameras to the test to figure out which one gives the most features while retaining your privacy. My top 3 choices for those without the ability (or desire) to block cameras from the internet: EufyCam Pan & Tilt (Ships June): https://www.eufylife.com/activities/indoorcampreorder  IoTeX UCAM (Ships July): https://ucam.iotex.io/  WyzeCam V2 (Shipping […]

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