Hey everyone I made some pretty cool changes to the website. Nothing huge but was still something to write a blog post about.
This breakout board is based on the SHT20 temperature and humidity sensor from Sensirion. The sensor is pretty small and it can give decent results. The breakout board is only 10×10 mm making it ideal for projects that are compact. If you’re wondering if you can use this in an Arduino project you’ll be pleased to know that you can but however you’ll need to use a microcontroller that runs on 3-3.3V and that supports I2C. DFRobot has provided a very convenient Arduino library that you can use https://github.com/DFRobot/DFRobot_SHT20. The board is open source and you can find the github repo of this board at the end of the post
It was a surprise to see that stormduino was featured in this article by makezine. I truly never expected that this would happen but it did. Expect more open hardware in the next few months folks 🙂
About this project
This simple USB to UART bridge is based off the popular and pretty common CH340C usb to serial chip. It also has an independent +3.3V regulator at the bottom of the PCB and has a type C port. Every single pin of the ch340c IC has been expanded in order to make full use of it or to possibly reconfigure it.
PCB layout + dimensions
In this video, I explain and give a demo on one of my projects known as stormduino. I also talk about the previous revisions of stormduino before getting to the final refined revision ( Rev 2.2 ). Hope you like this video and if you do please consider supporting me on Kofi, subscribing to my channel and leaving a like 🙂
A while back a project known as stormduino was started in collaboration with tecknologg and the cool folks over at cyberstorm.mu . Stormduino is pretty much a KiCad designed Arduino Uno compatible clone that utilizes a USB Type-c port and has much simpler components that still maintains it’s integrity. It was originally open source since Rev 1 but after refining the design, we wanted to really show that this was actually open-source hardware. After hearing about the open-source hardware certification program we decided to apply for it. To our luck, we got approved and celebrated with a cup of coffee 🙂
In Part 1 of this project, I talked about the PCB and schematic layout and pretty much how it works. Now it’s time to turn this project into reality ! 😀
Berfboard was originally a prototype board that had designed to have connections similar to a breadboard but then I had an idea of combining a power supply into it. The power supply can provide +5V or +3.3V which would be ideal for certain Arduino or Raspberry Pi projects. Having a built-in power supply would make it much more convenient as you would just need a DC power adapter or a +9V battery to power everything up instead of adding additional wires for power and connecting it to an external power supply.
I designed this pretty cool linux badge based on the linux penguin using KiCad and svg2shenzhen. There is no circuitry, just the a solder pad for a brooch pin. Feel free to checkout my github repo to get the design files https://github.com/Chromico/linux-penguin-PCB-badge . It’s open source so feel free to use it for whatever you want.
So just know that I’m just a beginner in FPGAs but I want to write blog about how to get started with FPGAs so that I might help people that have no clue what an FPGA does or what an FPGA is. I’m not gonna go into too much details about how an FPGA works but I’m gonna only gonna tell what you need to know for now in order to do some cool stuff with FPGAs.