Article: Jupiter Nano open source development board

Hardware, Materials, Open Manufacturing

Jupiter Nano open source development board

A small yet high-performance computer capable of running Linux will be launching via the Crowd Supply website very soon in the form of the Jupiter Nano. The small open source development board is equipped with a Microchip SAMA5D27C-LD1G running at 498 Mhz and is capable of running NuttX RTOS or Linux. The tiny 48-pin form factor measures just 1.125″ x 2.5″, similar in size to Teensy 4.1.

“Jupiter Nano is perfect for Arduino users who need a tiny, powerful computer with more CPU power, lots of RAM, or an internet-connected real time operating system (NuttX). It should also be attractive to any Linux users who need a tiny, open-source hardware computer with lots of I/O and high-speed Wi-Fi. The applications for a board this small, and this powerful, are nearly endless.”

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Article: Scientists Develop Open-Source AI Humanoid Head Eva That Uses Facial Expressions to Communicate Like Humans

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Scientists Develop Open-Source AI Humanoid Head Eva That Uses Facial Expressions to Communicate Like Humans

A team of scientists at Columbia University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has made a major breakthrough and developed a robot that can smile, smirk, raise eyebrows, and mimic the forehead wrinkles of humans. The artificial intelligence-powered robot, named Eva, can emulate human facial expressions to an extent not seen before in the field of robotics.

While several humanoid robots have been developed in the last two decades, emotional intelligence in robots has been largely limited. Scientists who were part of this study said facially expressive humanoid robots are expensive and inaccessible to most people, thus limiting the number of researchers in this field.

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Article: Open-Source Champion Auterion Partners With Mars-Exploring Maxon to Deliver State-Of-The-Art Drones for Enterprise and Government

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Open-Source Champion Auterion Partners With Mars-Exploring Maxon to Deliver State-Of-The-Art Drones for Enterprise and Government

 Auterion, the company building an open and software-defined future for enterprise drone fleets, today announced its partnership with drive and motor specialist maxon — whose precision systems are enabling the autonomous helicopter Ingenuity and rover Perseverance to explore Mars.

Enterprise customers will benefit from the most advanced, open ecosystem of avionics and motors integration in the drone industry, which joins Auterion’s module Skynode and maxon’s best-in-class BLDC motors, like the EC 87 flat UAV motor. The implementation uses open-source standardization that’s critical for the drone industry’s next phase of enterprise scaling and smooth workflow management.

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Article: What’s the difference between Arduino and Raspberry Pi?

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What’s the difference between Arduino and Raspberry Pi?

If you’re at all interested in the world of computers and the Internet of Things (IoT), then you’ve more than likely heard of Raspberry Pi. The small but powerful microcomputer has been a smash hit in the DIY computing world since its introduction in 2012 and, now in its fourth generation, continues to go from strength to strength.

Before all that, however, came Arduino, a much more modest but still highly effective piece of hardware that’s stayed relevant in the rudimentary programming and prototyping market since arriving in the early 2000s.

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Article: PROFORGE 3 open source 3D printer launches via Kickstarter

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PROFORGE 3 open source 3D printer launches via Kickstarter

Makertech 3D has launched their new third generation 3D printer this week via Kickstarter in the form of the high-performance and open source PROFORGE 3, equipped with a second-generation dual switching hot end.

We rigorously test and quality control to ensure you receive high quality components that function the way they were intended to, right out of the box. However in the slim case you do receive a faulty part or one that was damaged in transit we’ll send out a replacement for you right away for up to an entire year after your purchase!”

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Article: Arduino’s Violante Highlights Value of Open Source

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Arduino’s Violante Highlights Value of Open Source

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on a simplified hardware and software management system. Arduino provides many boards for every design target, and one of its latest boards is Portenta for the industrial market. At its heart is STMicroelectronics’ microcontroller, with a dual-core Cortex-M7 and Cortex-M4 on the chip.

In this video interview with EE Times Europe, Fabio Violante, CEO of Arduino, discusses the value and role of open source as well as the increased interactions between children and technology. “There’s a lot of talking about open source, but not all the people understand very well what open source means, in many cases, it is sort of a synonymous with free so people just misinterpret the this concept,” Violante said.

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Article: You Don’t Have To Be A Rocket (Or Quantum) Scientist To Design A Quantum Computer Chip Using IBM’s New Tool Called Qiskit Metal

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You Don’t Have To Be A Rocket (Or Quantum) Scientist To Design A Quantum Computer Chip Using IBM’s New Tool Called Qiskit Metal

Intuitively, almost everyone can appreciate how difficult and knowledge-intensive it is to design, develop, analyze, and simulate a quantum computer chip. Without years of education and training, it seems almost impossible to create such a complicated device. Until recently, even experienced researchers needed weeks or even months to design a simple quantum chip from start to finish.

After an initial soft launch in late 2020, IBM officially released its new open-source design automation software Qiskit Metal in March 2021.  Qiskit Metal is the first software to automate the design of superconducting devices. IBM is looking at eventually expanding its use from superconducting to other quantum technologies as well.

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Article: IBM, Red Hat and Cobuilder Develop OpenBuilt, a Platform for the Construction Industry

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IBM, Red Hat and Cobuilder Develop OpenBuilt, a Platform for the Construction Industry

IBM, Red Hat and Cobuilder recently announced a collaboration to develop OpenBuilt, a platform for the construction industry supply chains built on the hybrid cloud platform Red Hat OpenShift and running on IBM Cloud.

OpenBuilt is designed with the goal to allow companies across the construction industry, architects, building material suppliers, manufacturers and engineering firms to connect their technology platforms to partners and suppliers in their supply chain relying on a common cloud platform and infrastructure. Using OpenBuilt, construction companies will then have access to different applications and services from technology providers.

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Article: Equinix boosts Packet’s Tinkerbell open source bare metal provisioning system

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Equinix boosts Packet’s Tinkerbell open source bare metal provisioning system

Equinix has announced improvements to the Tinkerbell provisioning system it uses for its Equinix Metal bare-metal infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering.

Equinix Metal, launched in October 2020, uses technology from Packet, which Equinix bought in January 2020. The enterprise colocation giant says that Tinkerbell already provisions thousands of servers per day for Equinix. It now has additional features, some of them with Peter-Pan-inspired names, and has joined the Sandbox program at the Cloud Neutral Computing Foundation (CNCF), the home of Kubernetes and other open source projects for containers and cloud infrastructure.

“Today we announced that Tinkerbell has added a bunch of new features and gained momentum since joining the CNCF sandbox program,” said Zac Smith. managing director of Equinix Metal.

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Article: Meet RuhaCam, a Raspberry Pi 3D-Printed Open Source Camera

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Meet RuhaCam, a Raspberry Pi 3D-Printed Open Source Camera

Smile and say cheese! This Raspberry Pi project, known as RuhaCam, is ready to capture all of life’s finest moments. It was created by Ruha Cheng and Penk Chen who decided to develop an open-source approach to handheld digital cameras. The camera is housed inside of a 3D-printed shell designed with a retro, handheld shape. Inside is a Raspberry Pi Zero and a Raspberry Pi HQ camera module for high quality results when capturing photos.

The best Raspberry Pi projects are the ones you can recreate yourself and this one is totally open source. The 3D printer files and code used are available to anyone on GitHub. There you’ll find a complete list of parts which includes additional components like a 10MP 16mm Telephoto Lens and a 2.2-inch TFT display to serve as a viewfinder.

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