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Next generation Raspberry Pi unveiled

Farnell element 14 and RS Components have launched Raspberry Pi B+. This new version has been developed with a close ear to customer feedback and meets many of the requests that have flowed back since the multi-million, credit-card sized computer was launched just over two years ago.
14th July 2014

Development kit features embedded FRAM

Development kit features embedded FRAM
Farnell element14 has launched Texas Instruments MSP430 ULP (ultra low power) FRAM LaunchPad, a development platform which combines embedded FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory) and a holistic ultra low-power system architecture. The new addition to the LaunchPad family, MSP-EXP430FR5969 - an easy-to-use Evaluation Module for the MSP4305969 microcontroller enables developers to reduce energy budgets, minimise product size and enable a battery-free world.
11th July 2014

Self-powered sensor kit dispenses with batteries, cables

Self-powered sensor kit dispenses with batteries, cables
A self-powered sensor kit that enables designers and enthusiasts to get up and running with home and building automation is available from element14. The EnOcean Sensor Kit requires no cables or batteries and can be used with the EnOcean Pi for a wide variety of applications including switching lights, controlling blinds as well as acquiring wireless sensor information like temperature and window/door status detection.
10th June 2014


Connectivity features in Cortex A-5 evaluation kit

Farnell element14 and Atmel have launched the SAMA5D3 Xplained evaluation kit, a low-cost fast prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor-based design. The board, which is based on Atmel’s SAMA5D3 ARM Cortex-A5 processor-based MPU, comes with a rich set of ready-to-use connectivity and storage peripherals, along with Arduino shield-compatible expansion headers for easy customisation.
14th March 2014

Demonstration of Wolfson Audio Card for Raspberry Pi

Chris Stanton from element14 demonstrates the features of the new Wolfson Audio Card with the Raspberry Pi.
11th March 2014

Ben Kickstarts His OUYA Portable Build Part 2

Ben continues his work to create the OUYA portable his viewers challenged him to build. In this part of the process, he opens the controller to see how he can mod it for his device. After deciding on a plan, he builds the controls for his device from the hacked OUYA controller. Now that the electronics are ready, he can get to work designing a cool case.
25th February 2014

Ben Heck Kickstarts his OUYA Portable Build Part 1

Ben has been challenged by many viewers to make the OUYA into a Heck-style portable gaming device. For the first part of the project, Ben mods an LCD and the OUYA to be as thin as possible. After removing any unneeded components, he works to wire up the HDMI and get the screen and OUYA working as one. He'll sketch-up an idea for how the project will come together in the next episode before calling it a day.  
25th February 2014

Cortex-A5 evaluation kit speeds microprocessor-based designs

Cortex-A5 evaluation kit speeds microprocessor-based designs
Farnell element14 and Atmel today (February 25) announced the launch of Atmel’s new SAMA5D3 Xplained evaluation kit, a low-cost, fast prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor-based design. The board, which is based on Atmel’s SAMA5D3 ARM Cortex-A5 processor-based MPU, comes with a rich set of ready-to-use connectivity and storage peripherals, along with Arduino shield-compatible expansion headers for easy customisation.
24th February 2014

Ben Heck's PlayStation 4 Teardown

Ben is excited to start gaming with the PlayStation 4, but not before he cracks it open and takes a look inside. Join Ben as he voids the warranty on yet another console and shares his master-hacker insights along the way. After he explores the motherboard, he puts the PlayStation 4 back together in time to game with his friends.
4th February 2014

Get Started with Pi Episode 4 - Your First Raspberry Pi Project

Connect your Raspberry Pi to a breadboard, download some code and create a push-button audio play project.
31st January 2014

TV Proximity Sensor

Ben takes on a viewer challenge to create a TV proximity sensor to keep kids from sitting too close to the screen and ruining their eyes. He builds a device that uses an infrared sensor to set off flashing LEDs and a piezo buzzer if kids move too closely to where it's mounted on the TV.
29th January 2014

Ben Heck's Home-Brew Solder Reflow Oven 2.0

Ben's fed-up with the difficulty of soldering surface-mount components by hand and builds a new reflow oven to keep in his shop. He transforms an inexpensive toaster oven into a vital tool for electronics engineers and tinkerers. In this updated oven, he uses two thermal couples to ensure even heat distribution and effective reflow.
21st January 2014

LCD expansion capes cover Beaglebone boards

LCD expansion capes cover Beaglebone boards
Farnell element14 has launched its first range of LCD expansion capes, named BB View, that are designed for use with the Beaglebone family of development boards. The BB View range of LCD expansion capes are available in two sizes; 4.3in. and 7in. displays, with a resistive touch-screen and provide full access to the BeagleBone GPIOs.
18th December 2013

Development kit supports capacitive multi-touch display

Development kit supports capacitive multi-touch display
element14 is exclusively manufacturing the LCD8000-97C, a portable 9.7in. LVDS display with capacitive ”multi-touch” capability for SABRELite and MarS boards featuring the powerful Freescale i.MX6 multimedia application processor. The add-on LCD display for SABRELite and MarS boards facilitates portability and can be used for consumer, automotive and industrial applications such as tablets, multimedia devices, medical and navigation systems.
16th December 2013

Expansion board boost for Raspberry Pi

Expansion board boost for Raspberry Pi
element14 has announced global availability of the Gertduino expansion board for the Raspberry Pi computer. Gertduino is an Arduino-Uno like board that was created by Gert van Loo, the inventor of the Gertboard. Gertduino is Arduino compatible and plugs directly onto the Raspberry Pi. 
20th November 2013


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