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4: How to Program an ESP32: Using VS Code and ESP-IDF, Pedro Bertoleti

REFERENCES
[1] ESP-IDF GitHub Repository: https://github.com/espressif/esp-idf
[2] ESP-IDF Programming Guide: https://docs.espressif.com/projects/esp-idf/en/latest/esp32/
[3] “Getting Started with VS Code IDE,” Espressif: https://docs.espressif.com/projects/esp-idf/en/v4.2.3/esp32/get-started/vscode-setup.html
[4] Visual Studio Code Official Website: https://code.visualstudio.com/
[5] “Step 1: Install Prerequisites,” Espressif: https://docs.espressif.com/projects/esp-idf/en/latest/esp32/get-started/linux-macos-setup.html#get-started-prerequisites

RESOURCES
Espressif Systems | www.espressif.com
Visual Studio Code | code.visualstudio.com

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10: The Helix 511: A Review of OnLogic’s New Fanless Industrial Computer, By Brian Millier

REFERENCES
[1] OnLogic HX511 BIOS Manual: https://static.onlogic.com/resources/manuals/OnLogic-HX511-BIOS-Manual-1.20.pdf
[2] PuTTY link via OnLogic: https://support.onlogic.com/documentation/helix-511-technical-resources/
[3] Fintek F81438 Datasheet: https://www.semiee.com/file/backup2/FINTEK-F81438.pdf
[4] HX511 Connection Diagrams: https://support.onlogic.com/documentation/helix-511-technical-resources/#connection-diagrams

RESOURCES
OnLogic | www.onlogic.com


20: A Modern Take on a Classic Game: Using an RP2040 Chip, GPS, Music, and More, By Deemo Chen and Sabian Grier

REFERENCES
[1] Protothreads.  https://dunkels.com/adam/pt/
[2] TFT Screen lib modified by Syed:
http://tahmidmc.blogspot.com/2014/10/interfacing-color-tft-display-with.html
 [3] img to byte array: https://www.mischianti.org/images-to-byte-array-online-converter-cpp-arduino/
[4] Snake (Video Game Genre). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_(video_game_genre)

SOURCES
Land & Adams, “ECE 4760 Course Webpage,” https://ece4760.github.io/, 2022
 Pi Pico Pinout and Datasheet: https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/microcontrollers/raspberry-pi-pico.html#raspberry-pi-pico

RESOURCES
Adafruit | www.adafruit.com
Raspberry Pi | www.raspberrypi.com

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26: TECHNOLOGY FEATURE: Embedded Systems in Transportation, By Michael Lynes

REFERENCES
[1] McCoy quotes, Daystrom Institute Technical Library: https://www.ditl.org/personnel-quotes.php?PersonID=3
[2] Wikipedia article on wormholes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wormhole
[3] Earth Coordinates in Star Trek: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Coordinates
[4] “Embedded Systems in Automobile,” Medium.com: https://medium.com/@mohammednumeir13/embedded-systems-in-automobile-9f714561aa19#:~:text=Today%2C%20a%20typical%20automobile%20on,%2C%20traction%20control%2C%20automatic%20parking%2C
[5] Delkin Blog: https://www.delkin.com/blog/transportation-applications-embedded-systems/
[6] Mobileye Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdE1LIJnxYI
[7] Advantech: https://www.advantech.com/en/solutions/intelligent-transportation-systems
[8] Aicox: https://www.aicox.com/en/industrial-solutions/
[9] TS2: https://ts2.space/en/the-impact-of-embedded-systems-on-transportation-and-logistics/
[10] Axiomtek: https://www.axiomtek.com/Default.aspx?MenuId=Solutions&ItemId=5&Title=Transportation
[11] Axiomtek video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGZp-S7-jig
[12] IEEE – Waiting for Super Batteries: https://spectrum.ieee.org/ev-battery-2658649740
[13] Embedded systems Power Transfer to Vehicles: https://jes-eurasipjournals.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13639-016-0032-z
[14] Kontron: https://www.kontron.com/en/industries/transportation
[15] “Is there a Santa Claus”, Harden, Linda, SPY Magazine Dec. 1990 – reprint: https://archivo.eluniversal.com.mx/in-english/2014/santa-claus-journey-according-to-the-laws-of-physics-99276.html
[16] Merry Ex-Mass: https://www.amazon.com/Merry-EX-mas-Michael-Lynes-ebook/dp/B077TY1T7H?ref_=ast_author_dp

SOURCES
Delkin Systems: Embedded Storage for Transportation https://www.delkin.com/products/

RESOURCES
Delkin | www.delkin.com
Mobileye | www.mobileye.com
TS2 | ts2.space


32: DATASHEET: Tiny Embedded Boards: Feature-Rich and Ultra-Small, By Sam Wallace

Adafruit Feather M4 CAN Express: https://cdn-learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/adafruit-feather-m4-can-express.pdf
BeagleBoard.org Foundation BeaglePlay: https://docs.beagleboard.org/latest/boards/beagleplay/
Digi ConnectCore 93: https://www.digi.com/resources/library/data-sheets/digi-connectcore-93-datasheet
MYiR MYC-YT113i: https://www.myirtech.com/download/allwinner/MYC-YT113i.pdf
Orange Pi 3B: http://www.orangepi.org/html/hardWare/computerAndMicrocontrollers/details/Orange-Pi-3B.html
Radxa Zero 3W: https://dl.radxa.com/zero3/docs/hw/3w/radxa_zero_3w_product_brief_Revision_1.5.pdf
Raspberry Pi 5: https://datasheets.raspberrypi.com/rpi5/raspberry-pi-5-product-brief.pdf
Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32-S3: https://files.seeedstudio.com/wiki/SeeedStudio-XIAO-ESP32S3/res/esp32-s3_datasheet.pdf
Variscite VAR-SOM-MX93x: https://www.variscite.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/VAR-SOM-MX93_Datasheet.pdf


36: START TO FINISH: Stepper Motors: A Primer for When You Need Precise Positioning, By Stuart Ball

REFERENCES
[1] Toshiba TB67S111 datasheet: https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/info/docget.jsp?did=57940&prodName=TB67S111PG
[2] STMicroelectronics L9935 datasheet: https://www.st.com/resource/en/datasheet/l9935.pdf
[3] Oriental Motor torque article: https://blog.orientalmotor.com/motor-sizing-basics-part-1-load-torque
[4] Oriental Motor inertia article: https://blog.orientalmotor.com/motor-sizing-basics-part-2-load-inertia

RESOURCES
STMicroelectronics | www.st.com
Texas Instruments | www.ti.com
Toshiba | www.toshiba.com

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42: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Eliciting Software Requirements for Embedded Systems: Part 1: Conventional Methods, By Bob Japenga

REFERENCES
[1] “How to Write a Software Requirements Specification” https://microtoolsinc.com/papers/how-srs/
[2]  https://www.functionize.com/blog/the-cost-of-finding-bugs-later-in-the-sdlc A good article about the cost to fix a bug late in the software life cycle. Figure 2 data is from this article.
Note: The most obscure place this white paper was referenced was in July, 2023 in an article in Homeland Security Today, entitled, “Meeting the Challenges of Ukraine’s Recovery – Business as Usual? Absolutely Not!” https://www.hstoday.us/industry/industry-news/perspective-meeting-the-challenges-of-ukraines-recovery-business-as-usual-absolutely-not/
[3]  The website www.GlassMachines.com shows used computer controls for sale that we specified in these workshops in the late 70’s, 43 years after they were first deployed! https://www.glassmachines.com/emhart_t_600_v_lan_timing_system_t_600_ets_cimog_epro_for_is_machine_glass_forming_machine-5147.html
[4] United States Patent and Trademark Office – https://www.uspto.gov/ If you don’t know how to search patents, the USPTO’s 38-minute tutorial is well worth watching.

SOURCES
Risk Assessment Framework (RAF). International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science. Vol. 01. Pandey, S. K. and Mustafa, K. 2010. pp. 423-432. http://www.ijarcs.info/index.php/Ijarcs/article/view/131

RESOURCES
React Native | reactnative.dev


46: THE MAGIC SMOKE FACTORY: A Digitally Controlled Voltage Source, By Joseph Corleto

REFERENCES
[1] Wikipedia article on “Thermoelectric cooling”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectric_cooling
[2] Texas Instruments OPA549 Op-Amp Datasheet: https://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/opa549.pdf?HQS=dis-dk-null-digikeymode-dsf-pf-null-wwe&ts=1687100033735&ref_url=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.ti.com%252Fgeneral%252Fdocs%252Fsuppproductinfo.tsp%253FdistId%253D10%2526gotoUrl%253Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ti.com%252Flit%252Fgpn%252Fopa549
[3] “Linear and Switching Voltage Regulator Fundamental Part 1” from Texas Instruments: https://www.ti.com/lit/pdf/snva558
[4] Texas Instruments Guide to Switching Regulators: https://e2e.ti.com/cfs-file/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/196/snva559.pdf
[5] “Dynamically Program Voltage Regulators,” via Mosaic Industries: http://www.mosaic-industries.com/embedded-systems/microcontroller-projects/electronic-circuits/program-regulator-voltage

RESOURCES
Texas Instruments | www.ti.com

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53: FROM THE BENCH: An Association Game for Pre-Readers: STEM or Toy?, By Jeff Bachiochi

Project Video

REFERENCES
[1] M5Stack Website: https://m5stack.com
[2] Site: https://www.freepik.com/
     Image: wild-animals-set-with-nature-elements_1308-111630.jpg
[3] Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey
     Image: Bonnet_macaque_(Macaca_radiata)_Photograph_By_Shantanu_Kuveskar.jpg
[4] Audacity Website: www.audacityteam.org

SOURCES
UIFlow: https://flow.m5stack.com/
MicroPython: https://micropython.org
.NET nanoFramework: https://github.com/nanoframework/nanoFramework.M5Stac

RESOURCES
Audacity | www.audacityteam.org
Espressif Systems | www.espressif.com
M5Stack | m5stack.com

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63: TECH THE FUTURE: The Future of ML in Edge Equipment: Machine Learning Eases Power Requirements for Edge and IoT Devices, By Brian Santo

RESOURCES
Mouser Electronics | www.mouser.com
TinyML | www.tinyml.org

REFERENCES
[2] “tinyML Talks: Energy-Efficiency and Security for TinyML and EdgeAI: A Cross-Layer Approach”—Figure 2 image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEJEaeUzA2E

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December (issue #401) Circuit Cellar

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