Can We Make a WF32 Using Other chipKIT Products?

The chipKIT uC32 is a prototyping board that a form factor allowing the attachment of our chipKIT shields. The WF32 is a prototyping board that has a built-in WiFI module. So if the WF32 has a WiFi module, and the uC32+WiFi Shield has a Wifi Module, then the uC32 + WiFi = WF32 right? Well… not quite.

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The Open Source Robot Initiative

We love robots so much, we want you guys to help us make more awesome robots. You can already check out some of the items tagged Digilent from Repables and Thingiverse, and there are a bunch of great robot components already. But we want your help to make more robot parts for everyone to use.

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Logic Gates

The very basis of computers is binary. In electronics everything can be boiled down to 1s and 0s. Logic gates are digital circuits that take one or more binary inputs and produce a binary output. You can check out the basis of logic with Boolean Algebra.

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Chips and Silicon

Printed circuit boards (PCB) are the basis for most electronics that we use the modern era. The power of the PCB is that it allows electronic components to be attached and connected more easily than with the alternatives (wire wrap and point-to-point).

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How Much Is One GB of Memory?

We hear words like gigabyte (GB) and terabyte thrown around a lot, but what can we actually do with that much memory? At the most basic level of computing, we have bits, which are going to be either a 1 or 0. A byte is 8 bits. We’re going to represent a byte as a dot.

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What is a LiveUSB?

If you’ve ever dual-booted a computer, you’ve probably used a LiveUSB. A LiveUSB contains an entire operating system, which can be booted from the USB. While I’ll only used LiveUSBs to install Linux, they can be used with other types of operating systems (like Windows To Go and Macs).

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The (Ultimate) ZYBOt Guide

Back in March, we released a blog post announcing the ZYBOt. There was a set of Instructables and a video showing what the ZYBOt is all about. If you check those out, you can see that the ZYBOt is remote-controlled and has a video feed that can be displayed to a computer. The ZYBOt is a great project for people that want to dive into working with FPGAs and Linux.

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