Altium Circuit Studio sold by Element14 (Farnell) is a stripped down and cheaper version of the famous Altium Designer. I thought I’ll give it a try as they just reduced the price to about 1000$. This makes it competitive with others in the same feature and price range. I installed the 30 days trial and startedContinue Reading PCB design with Altium Circuit Studio. FAIL.
Five months have gone since I first started with Cypress, I have now had the chance to try different aspects of their tools on a personal IoT project. Time do do a Cypress PSoC review. Was Cypress a good choice for the IoT project? Cypress’s PSoC 4 family is great I believe, the devices areContinue Reading Cypress PSoC Review
To choose the right controller for my IoT idea I start by listing the requirements. Some are essential others just nice to have. The controller is the brain of the system. All performances will depend on it so choosing the right device is essential. It is best to make this choice early to avoid a PCB redesign,Continue Reading Choosing the right IoT Controller
For the purposes of my IoT project, I was looking for a makerspace that would allow me to make my IoT prototype. Also called hackerspace, fablad, fabcafé,… some only have basic equipment like a 3D printer and a soldering iron. When it comes to more advanced electronics such as an oscilloscope or SMT reflow facilitiesContinue Reading Working at Makerspace Thailand in Chiang Mai
My trip to Shenzhen was aimed at meeting with manufacturers and suppliers for making IoT devices. It is also important to get the feeling of the life in the world capital of electronics and see if I could stay there longer. Knowing what equipment is available in each makerspace helps me to know where IContinue Reading Visiting Chaihuo Makers in Shenzhen, China
What is Seeed Studio? Seeed Studio is a company that specialized in providing help to makers to bring their hardware ideas to life. I am mainly looking for a manufacturer to produce IoT products. But before this, by sending them the design files they can already give me a price estimate for the product. So,Continue Reading Visiting Seeed Studio in Shenzhen, China
Hello World! I’m Jérôme, a French electronics and embedded software engineer. I am usually working as an employee or now as a freelancer, or contractor. But there is a challenge I really want do: Bring my own IoT idea to life! IoT stands for internet of things. It’s a name to speak about things thatContinue Reading From Idea to IoT