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6: Detecting and Reporting Illegal Logging: Using an Arduino MKR FOX 1200 Microcontroller, By Andrei Florian

RESOURCES
Arduino | www.arduino.cc
Power Bi | www.powerbi.microsoft.com
Sigfox | www.sigfox.com

REFERENCES
[1] World Bank estimates of global losses from illegal logging:
https://wwf.panda.org/discover/our_focus/forests_practice/deforestation_causes2/illegal_logging/
[2] UN Environment Programme estimates of illegal logging:
https://preferredbynature.org/sourcinghub/info/illegal-logging-0
[3] Sigfox Coverage Map:
https://www.sigfox.com/en/coverage
[4] Setting up an Azure account:
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/
[5] Microsoft Azure Fundamentals:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/az-900-describe-cloud-concepts/
[6] Sigfox Backend User Helpbook:
https://support.sigfox.com/docs/backend-user-helpbook
[7] Chainsaw sound effects:
https://www.soundjay.com/chainsaw-sound-effect.html
[8] Power BI subscription:
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-au/pricing/
[9] Microsoft 365 E5 account:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/enterprise/e5?rtc=1&activetab=pivot:overviewtab

BILL OF MATERIALS

Component Provider Cost (€) 
Arduino MKR Fox 1200 Arduino 35.00
GPS Module Haljia 11.00
Antenna, GPS Pulse Larsen Antennas 15.68
Antenna, GSM Pulse Larsen Antennas 1.34
SparkFun Breadboard Power Supply Stick 5V/3.3V SparkFun 13.21
AA Batteries Generic 3.00
DFRobot Audio Analyzer Module DFRobot 16.00
SparkFun Electret Microphone Breakout SparkFun 7.10
Enclosure CNC/3D Print 10.00
Other Components (breadboard, wires) Generic 5.00
Total   129.33
The monthly cost of maintenance for a Senso device is about €3.50
(€3.00 for AA batteries and €0.50 for Sigfox backend costs).

Code and Supporting Files


18: Environmental Monitoring with a Raspberry Pi Pico W: Using MicroPython and Cloud Services, By Miguel Sánchez

RESOURCES
Bosch Sensortec | www.bosch-sensortec.com
MicroPython | www.micropython.org
Raspberry Pi | www.raspberrypi.com

REFERENCE
[1] MicroPython firmware download:
https://micropython.org/download/rp2-pico-w/

Code and Supporting Files


24: Rebuild Ni-Cd Battery Packs for Power Tools: When the Battery No Longer Holds a Charge, Just Replace the Cells, By James Lyman


32: Build a Speech-Controlled, Sudoku-Solving Robot: Using a Raspberry Pi Microprocessor and Camera, By Arijit Das

RESOURCES
RaspberryPi | www.raspberrypi.com
https://github.com/cunananm2000/Sudoku/blob/79984e4f35c6869aae81754a6334231c4515bf92/sudokuSplitter.py
https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/building-and-visualizing-sudoku-game-using-pygame/
The project team’s YouTube channel | https://www.youtube.com/c/SPARKLERSWeAreTheMakers
The project team’s Facebook page | https://www.facebook.com/sparklers2018

REFERENCES
[1] Demonstration of the sudoku-solving robot in action
https://youtu.be/gCwES3D2PGY
[2] Website with links for downloading the Raspberry Pi Imager and OS Buster (Legacy).
https://www.raspberrypi.com/software/operating-systems/
[3] Geeksforgeeks, the source of the sudoku backtracking algorithm
https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/
[4] Complete code for our speech-controlled, sudoku-solving robot
https://github.com/Arijit1080/Speech-Controlled-Sudoku-Solving-Robot
[5] YouTube channel for the project team
https://www.youtube.com/c/SPARKLERSWeAreTheMakers
[5] The project team’s Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/sparklers2018

Code and Supporting Files


42: Overcome the Automation “Flexibility Gap”: A Software-Based AI Approach to Robot Control, By Matt Jones

RESOURCES
Micropsi Industries | www.micropsi-industries.com


45: IoT and Smart Agriculture: Continuing the Green Revolution, By KC Prescott

RESOURCES
Agrobot | www.agrobot.com
Corteva Agriscience | www.corteva.com
Dogtooth Technologies | dogtooth.tech
Dragino | www.dragino.com
Farmers Edge | www.farmersedge.ca
Naio Technologies | www.naio-technologies.com
Ripe Robotics | www.riperobotics.com
Sentera | www.sentera.com
Soil Scout Ltd. | www.soilscout.com
Trimble | www.trimble.com


50: Datasheet: DC-DC Converters: Industry Specific Solutions, By Sam Wallace

RESOURCES
CUI Inc. PRFE20W-D www.cui.com/product/resource/prfe20w-d.pdf
Eaton 48V DC-DC Converter www.eaton.com/content/dam/eaton/products/emobility/eaton-48v-dc-dc-converter-datasheet.pdf
MINMAX MDWI15 www.minmaxpower.com/storage/media/Product-MINMAX/MDWI15/MDWI15_Datasheet.pdf
Murata MYC0409 www.murata.com/products/productdata/8815194046494/MYC0409.pdf
RECOM RPY-1.5Q https://recom-power.com/pdf/Innoline/RPY-1.5Q.pdf
ROHM Semiconductor BD9S402MUF-C https://fscdn.rohm.com/en/products/databook/datasheet/ic/power/switching_regulator/bd9s402muf-c-e.pdf
TDK-Lambda PXD40 www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/il/KB/PXD40W-Datasheet.pdf
VPT, Inc. SGRB12028S www.vptpower.com//wp-content/uploads/2022/04/TP-SGRB12028S-PR5.pdf
XP Power JMR03 3.5W www.xppower.com/portals/0/pdfs/SF_JMR03.pdf


54: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Exploring RSA Power Analysis (Again): Capturing an RSA-1024 Power Trace in One Shot, By Colin O’Flynn

REFERENCES
[1] ChipWhisperer Repository File: https://github.com/newaetech/chipwhisperer/blob/develop/hardware/victims/firmware/crypto/mbedtls/library/bignum.c
[2] Full secret key from the ChipWhisperer Repository: https://github.com/newaetech/chipwhisperer/blob/develop/hardware/victims/firmware/simpleserial-rsa/simpleserial-rsa-arm.c
[3] MBED-TLS attack is in the ChipWhisperer Jupyter repositor: https://github.com/newaetech/chipwhisperer-jupyter/tree/master/courses/sca202
ChipWhisperer-Husky Open-Source Code: https://github.com/newaetech/chipwhisperer-husky


58: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: The Teensy Audio Station: Part 2 — The Digital Circuitry, By Brian Millier

RESOURCES
Teensy 3.6 Arm MCU module:
https://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy36.html
ROB-14451 motor control module with TB6612FNG:
https://www.sparkfun.com/search/results?term=14451
Adafruit 128X64 oLED display ID 4650:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4650
Bourns PSM01-081A-103B2 Motorized slider pot
https://www.digikey.ca/en/products/detail/bourns-inc/PSM01-081A-103B2/3694106?s=N4IgTCBcDaIAoGUCyAGAjAWhQDjQQQzRQGYAhCAXQF8g
AT42QT1010 Touch Sensor:
https://www.digikey.ca/en/products/detail/microchip-technology/AT42QT1010-TSHR/2268866
Cakewalk by BandLab:
https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk?lang=en

REFERENCES
[1] Github link Mackie driver file written by MS McLeod: https://github.com/msmcleod/Cakewalk-Control-Surface-SDK


65: From the Bench: Rainbow LEDs: Comparing Options, By Jeff Bachiochi

RESOURCES
Adafruit | www.adafruit.com

Code and Supporting Files


79: TECH THE FUTURE: The Future of Asset Tracking: Improving Supply Chain Reliability with IoT Tracking, By Karthik Ranjan

RESOURCES
EchoStar | www.echostarmobile.com
InfiSense | www.infisense.com

REFERENCES
[1] https://www.juniperresearch.com/press/asset-tracking-to-be-used-by-90-million-globally
[2] https://www.semtech.com/company/press/semtech-and-echostar-mobile-to-test-satellite-iot-connectivity-service-integrated-with-lorawan

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November (issue #388) Circuit Cellar

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