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A pseudo terminal for the Yocto-Serial

By seb, in Tiny PC and Programming, may 20,2016.

Many home automation projects use mini-PCs running under Linux. Some of these mini-PCs have an HDMI output, but other, such as the OLinuXino, don't have a video output. In this case, the solution to configure these boards is to use a serial console. The problem is that no computer has a serial port anymore and if you have an old enough computer to have an RS232 port, you can't use it because the RS232 port works in 12 Volts. The traditional solution is to use a USB-serial adapter sold by the constructor. But you can also use a Yocto-Serial.

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New! The Yocto-Color-V2

By martinm, in New stuff, may 13,2016.

This week, we invite you to meet a newcomer: the Yocto-Color-V2. Basically, it's a multicolor led driver designed to replace the Yocto-Color. Wait! Don't go just yet! This module can do much more than drive two RGB leds. You can do some real cool stuff with it...




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Configuring your Yoctopuce modules with the VirtualHub

By seb, in For the beginners, may 04,2016.

This week, we continue our "Yoctopuce for beginners" post series. We are going to see how to test and configure a Yoctopuce module. More particularly, we are going to show you how to configure a YoctoHub-Wireless-g so that it connects itself to a wireless network.



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Passive monitoring of an empty house

By martinm, in Measures and Internet of Things, april 29,2016.

Let's imagine an isolated house, unoccupied most of the time, with the heater set to the minimum to prevent pipes from freezing. No Internet, no phone... only electricity. How to make sure, without going there, that: a/ the boiler has not broken down , b/ no one settled in inside the said house without your knowledge? We had a few ideas...

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New interface module: the Yocto-SPI

By mvuilleu, in New stuff, april 22,2016.

There is a newcomer in the family of Yoctopuce interface modules: the Yocto-SPI. This small module can communicate with sensors and other devices that use a SPI communication protocol.

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