Cool DIY resources

This page will hold valuable web resources for electronics DIY stuff

Cloud services (Internet of Things stuff)

  • http://www.nimbits.com/ – I thing it is a leading sensor data sharing service today (after cosm.com went down)
  • http://www.souliss.net/ – “Souliss is an open-source framework designed for Smart Homes and Internet of Things, it runs over AVRs microcontrollers and include all the libraries and drivers required for a complete a distributed intelligent network, it also includes an Android user interface.”

Software

  • http://fritzing.org/ – “Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to work creatively with interactive electronics. We are creating a software tool, a community website and services in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, fostering an ecosystem that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and layout and manufacture professional pcbs.”

Hardware

A great review of most up-to-date open hardware platforms.

Another cool review

  • Arduino
    • Nanode – One of the most useful standalone Arduino boards. (Includes controller from Uno with network connectivity)
  • Connectivity
    • TI CC3000 – New cheap Wifi chip ($10) with Arduino Shield in development and library already out

Simulation

  • Robots physical simulation
    • V-Rep – Virtual robot experimentation platform

DIY Labs

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