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p.6: Making a Chess-Playing: Robot: Using Python and Raspberry Pi,
By Christopher Martin-Rebneris

To view Project Chess Bot mechanical drawings, click here.

Lynxmotion: Lynxmotion AL5D 4 Degrees of Freedom Robotic Arm (Hardware Only) 
Adafruit: USB to TTL Serial Cable – Debug / Console Cable for Raspberry Pi
Chess House: 3 3/4″ Basic Club Chess Pieces 

Lynxmotion, “AL5D Arm No Electronics Kit”
Autodesk, “Fusion 360 3D CAD Software” 
elinux, “RPi Serial Communication”
Wikipedia, “Forsyth-Edwards Notation”
Wikipedia, “Elo rating system”
Wikipedia, “Comparison of top chess players throughout history”
Martin Blume, “Arena 3.5.1 chess GUI for Linux and Windows”
Adafruit, “Adafruit 16-Channel PWM/Servo HAT & Bonnet for Raspberry Pi Guide”
Roger Thornton, “Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (Reduced Schematic)” 

Adafruit |
Lynxmotion | |
Stockfishchess |

p.16: Building an Autopilot: Robot (Part 1): Accelerometers in Action,
By Pedro Bertoleti

Github repository:

Software used in this project:
Operating System: Debian Linux
Programming language: C
Compiler: GCC
Sensors and drivers API: Robotics Cape
Additional libraries: Paho MQTT

Freescale/NXP, “Application Note: AN3397 – Implementing Positioning Algorithms Using Accelerometers”, 2007
Eclipse Paho MQTT official website
Robotics Cape API (Strawson Design) 
James Stewart, “Calculus: Early Transcendentals (6th Edition)”, Cengage Learning, 2006
David Halliday. Robert Resnick and Jearl Walker, “Fundamentals of Physics (10th edition)”, Wiley, 2013. | |

p.26: Power Line Communications: Using a Cypress PSoC, By Aubrey Kagan

AN76458  PSoC5LP High-Voltage (120-240VAC) Powerline Communication Solution ( )

PSoC5LP Registers Technical Reference Manual ( )

Combining power and data wires, Part 1 (–Part-1 )

Combining power and data wires, Part 2 (–Part-2 )

ST Power Line Transceivers ( )

On Semiconductor NCN49597: Power Line Communication (PLC) Modem ( )

Microchip ATPL230A ( )

CY8CPLC20 Powerline Communication Solution ( )

Bourns 1140 Series ( )

Bourns |
Cypress Semiconductor |
ON Semiconductor |
Microchip Technology |
STMicroelectronics |

Links to more of Aubrey’s publications on/in Circuit Cellar, Planet Analog and at are available at:

p.32: Build a Persistence-of-Vision: Display: Using LEDs and PIC32, By Han Li and Emily Sun

[1] Land, Bruce. “Development Boards”, Cornell University ECE4760
[2] Futurlec. “74LS125 Datasheet”
[3] Land, Bruce. “Driving Pixel Display Strips”, Cornell University ECE4760
[4] Land, Bruce. “ASCII Characters”, Cornell University ECE4760

MicroStick II DM330013-2
Microchip |

PIC32MX250F128B Development board
Microchip |

Microchip Technology Inc., Reference Manual, “Section 8. Interrupts”.
Microchip Technology Inc., Reference Manual, “Section 12. I/O Ports”
Microchip Technology Inc., Reference Manual, “Section 14. Timers”

US5881LUA Hall effect sensor
Digikey |

74LS125 Tri state buffer
Digikey |

DotStar Digital LED Strip – Black 144 LED/m – 0.5 Meter
Adafruit |

ON Semiconductor |

VIdeo of POV fan in action:

p.38: Security Takes Center Stage for MCUs: Enabling Secure IoT, By Jeff Child

Cypress Semiconductor |
Infineon Technologies |
Microchip Technology |
NXP Semiconductors |
Renesas Electronics |
STMicroelectronics |

p.44: MCU Dev Kits Meet Diverse Application Needs: Rich Resources, By Jeff Child

Cypress Semiconductor |
Infineon Technologies |
Microchip Technology |
NXP Semiconductors |
Renesas Electronics |
STMicroelectronics |
Texas Instruments |

p.50: 8- and 16-bit MCUs: Right-Sized Solutions, By Jeff Child

Cypress Semiconductor |
Infineon Technologies |
Microchip Technology |
NXP Semiconductors |
Renesas Electronics |
STMicroelectronics |
Texas Instruments |

p.54: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Internet of Things Security (Part 5): Identifying Assets,
By Bob Japenga

Bob’s IoT Checklist Can Be Found Here
We will add to this checking with each new article in this series.

p.58: THE DARKER SIDE: Hybrid Couplers 101: Elegant Simplicity, By Robert Lacoste

Note: The Proteus source files (339 of all examples
presented in this article are available for download here.

Proteus CAD suite

Understanding Power Splitters
Mini-Circuits AN10-006

Telephone hybrid

Hybrid coil

Hybrid (3 dB) couplers

Broadband transformers and power combining techniques for RF
Motorola Semiconductors AN749
H. Granberg, RF Circuits Engineering

Mini Circuits |
Labcenter Electronics |
Texas Instruments |

p.64: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Humidity Sensors: From Vapor to Voltage, By George Novacek

[1] . Article Series:
“Displacement and Position Sensors (Part 1): Measurement Techniques”
Circuit Cellar 315 October 2016
“Displacement and Position Sensors (Part 2): Contactless Methods”
Circuit Cellar 316 November 2016
“Displacement and Position Sensors (Part 3): Position Detection”
Circuit Cellar 317 December 2016

Adafruit |

Sensirion |
Silicon Labs |
SparkFun |
Texas Instruments |

p.68: FROM THE BENCH: Fog-Detection Audio Project: Using Arduino UNO, By Jeff Bachiochi

Figure 1 – By runner310 – Flickr: Golden Fog, CC BY 2.0,

Arduino (UNO)           –               Microcontroller board based on the ATmega328P

DFPlayer                   –               Mini MP3 DFPlayer Player Module Audio Voice Board
TDA7266                  –               Power Amplifier Module Double Channel 5-15W

HC-SR04                   –               Ultrasonic Ranging Sensor
HIH5031                   –               Humidity Sensor Breakout
Si7021                                     –               Humidity and Temperature Sensor Breakout
TMP102                    –               Digital Temperature Sensor Breakout
SparkFun Electronics

Honeywell |
Microchip Technology |
Silicon Labs |

p.79: The Future of Computing: How RISC-V Enables the: Next Era, By Ted Speers

Microsemi FPGA & SoC Security:

2018 ACM Turing Award Lecture

Google’s talk at RISC-V Workshop in Barcelona.

GreenWaves Technologies’ GAP8 IoT Application Processor

RISC-V Security Standing Committee

Microsemi’s  Mi-V Embedded Ecosystem

RISC-V Summit in Santa Clara running December 3-6.

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October (issue #339) Circuit Cellar

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