Intel, Microsoft, and Circuit Co. have teamed up to produce a development board designed for the production of software and drivers used on mobile devices such as phones, tablets and similar System on a Chip (SoC) platforms running Windows and Android operating systems with Intel processors.
The 6″ × 4″ Sharks Cove board and features a number of interfaces including GPIO, I2C, I2S, UART, SDIO, mini USB, USB, and MIPI for display and camera.
Its main features include:
Intel ATOM Processor Z3735G , 2M Cache, 4 Core, 1.33 GHz up
to 1.88 GHz
I get to meet and interact with creative engineers and researchers around the world who are working on innovative MCU-based projects. Some of them show up at our office to chat. Others I meet with when I travel to California for events like the Embedded Systems Conference. But many of the most interesting people and projects I find are on the Net. A perfect example is David Mellis, whose projects and research grabbed my attention recently while I was browsing the MIT Media Lab website. He is a PhD student in the High-Low Tech research group at the MIT Media Lab.
Mellis gave me permission to write about the projects and post some of the photos from his website, so let’s take a look at one of them—the “3D-Printed Mouse.”
The 3D-Printed Mouse design (Source: D. Mellis)
Check out the mouse strapped to a hand.
The mouse in hand (Source: D. Mellis)
This mouse combines a traditional electronic circuit board and components with a 3D-printed enclosure. The mouse is open-source: the original files necessary to make or modify its design are available for download below.