Hey DIY Community! It's been a while since we've posted on the site and we wanted to share some of the progress we've made on our gimbal design project. If you're interested in our project please visit our blog. It's filled with a lot of great…Continue
Another cool plug-and-play EDA tool with circuit template library for EagleCAD - thanks to open XML (aforementioned)
From HackEDA via …Continue
Modern fault-tolerance design for aircraft does little to help when big parts start falling off. This study proposes a design approach / philosophy for keeping things aloft during broader system failure.
From PsysOrg: /
"For example, the group studied the plane’s operation during…
By far the coolest phone / tablet app I've come across. EveryCircuit is a simple SPICE circuit design tool with a slick touch interface, shows voltage and current animations and more. This is no doubt the look and feel of circuit design tools for the future. Also could be a fun, easy way to…Continue
Nice IMU project spotted on Dangerous Prototypes with MEMS gyros and accelerometer, Cortex-M3.
"The IMU is supposed to be high-end, implementing state-of-the-art data filtering, best low-cost MEMS sensors available and many features to compete with commercial IMUs used in…Continue
Nice series of CadSoft Eagle tutorials from HackADay
I have yet to work with Eagle but am now motivated to do so on account of the aforementioned improvements…Continue
For those into board design, Eagle is a nice free (for non-commercial use) option which has, until now, lacked XML structure. Eagle will soon support importing & translating from other formats among other productivity improvements. Until now, this compatibility issue has prevented myself and likely many others from using Eagle as a primary PCB design tool. I believe the DIYD crew…Continue