Article Materials & Project Files

Click here for the Circuit Cellar article code FTP archive. Many Circuit Cellar articles and projects have supplemental materials such as source code, references, resources, and sources/BOMs. Use the links below to view the complete supplemental materials for the current … Continue reading

A Workspace for “Engineering Magic”

Sjoerd Brandsma, an R&D manager at CycloMedia, enjoys designing with cameras, GPS receivers, and transceivers. His creates his projects in a small workspace in Kerkwijk, The Netherlands (see Photo 1). He also designs in his garage, where he uses a … Continue reading

All-Programmable SoC Solution

Anyone creating a complex, powerful digital design may want to turn to a single device that integrates high-speed processing and programmable logic. In Circuit Cellar’s April issue, columnist Colin O’Flynn explores using the Xilinx Zynq  Z-7020 All Programmable SoC (system-on-a-chip) … Continue reading

HMI Development on Intelligent Displays

4D Systems and Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) (aka, FTDI Chip) recently introduced the 4DLCD-FT843. The intelligent display solution incorporates FTDI Chip’s FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) with the subsequent introduction of two additional products. This combined product gives … Continue reading

Traveling With a “Portable Workspace”

As a freelance engineer, Raul Alvarez spends a lot of time on the go. He says the last four or five years he has been traveling due to work and family reasons, therefore he never stays in one place long … Continue reading

Q&A: Hacker, Roboticist, and Website Host

Dean “Dino” Segovis is a self-taught hardware hacker and maker from Pinehurst, NC. In 2011, he developed the Hack A Week website, where he challenges himself to create and post weekly DIY projects. Dino and I recently talked about some … Continue reading

An Organized Space for Programming, Writing, and Soldering

Al Anderson’s den is the location for a variety of ongoing projects—from programming to writing to soldering. He uses several plastic bins to keep his equipment neatly organized. Anderson is the IT Director for Salish Kootenai College, a small tribal … Continue reading

The Future of Inkjet-Printed Electronics

Over the past decade, major advances in additive printing technologies in the 2-D and 3-D electronics fabrication space have accelerated additive processing—printing in particular—into the mainstream for the fabrication of low-cost, conformal, and environmentally friendly electronic components and systems. Printed … Continue reading

Open-Source Guide for Embedded Systems Developers (EE Tip #114)

What comes to mind when you hear the term “open source”? Hopefully, it means more to you than just a software application running on a PC. As an embedded systems developer, you should familiarize yourself with the wide range of … Continue reading

MCU-Based Projects and Practical Tasks

Circuit Cellar’s January issue presents several microprocessor-based projects that provide useful tools and, in some cases, entertainment for their designers. Our contributors’ articles in the Embedded Applications issue cover a hand-held PIC IDE, a real-time trailer-monitoring system, and a prize-winning … Continue reading

Low-Cost SBCs Could Revolutionize Robotics Education

For my entire life, my mother has been a technology trainer for various educational institutions, so it’s probably no surprise that I ended up as an engineer with a passion for STEM education. When I heard about the Raspberry Pi, … Continue reading

I/O Raspberry Pi Expansion Card

The RIO is an I/O expansion card intended for use with the Raspberry Pi SBC. The card stacks on top of a Raspberry Pi to create a powerful embedded control and navigation computer in a small 20-mm × 65-mm × … Continue reading