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The Internet of Things is now ubiquitous, but even twenty two years after its introduction, much of it, even the simplest parts, remain much less customizable than many of us would like. Luckily, most of us (yes, you!) can do something about that.

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Last week we released a great little haptic driver from Dialog Semiconductors. This week I show you how fast and simple it is to build into a potentially job-saving project.

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A few weeks ago I shared some research on absolute positioning without GPS. Since then I’ve continued digging into the subject, found a few more sources, and tried a few more things.

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Recently we introduced four new PIR boards that use Panasonic’s new EKM-series PIR sensor, and I was excited to put one of them into a build.

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The Open COVID Pledge seeks to help those working hard to have the resources they need - without having to worry about patents and copyrights.

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