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Microchip launches first 32-bit Arduino compatible development platform

Digilent's chipKIT™ platform is the 32-bit Arduino-compatible kit.

UFE: SD card Floppy emulator

UFE is a SD/MMC floppy drive emulator for old computers. It connects to the floppy drive port of the host computer and behaves like a real floppy drive.

dsPIC33 video controller

dsPIC33 has a great performance parameters. It provides a power enough to drive 320x240 display with GLCD or TV output.

A "Logic Probe - Next Generation"

An older article, but a good idea... Logic probe on steroids.

Building a PIC18F USB device

A step-by-step tutorial about creating a PIC18Fxx5x-based USB device.

Cheap USB pin expander: ExpandIO

ExpandIO-USB is a cheap, driver-free USB I/O expander for software-controlled peripherals.

Bus Pirate v3 - prototype

The ‘Bus Pirate’ is a universal bus interface that talks to most chips from a PC serial terminal, eliminating a ton of early prototyping effort when working with new or unknown chips. Many serial protocols are supported at 0-5.5volts, more can be added.

(Source: Dangerous Prototypes)

Very Accurate LC Meter

Another hobbyist tool, based on "old good" PIC16F84A. A perfect companion to your multimeter.

Pinguino - a PIC-based Arduino

Everyone knows an Arduino... For the PIC-lovers, there is an alternative, based on Microchip stuff: A Pinguino.

Homebrew VoIP server on a PIC

A homemade web server with VoIP capability... Unbelievable? Not at all.

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