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Seeed Studio Spartan Edge Accelerator FPGA Board

Seeed Studio Spartan Edge Accelerator FPGA Board

The Spartan Edge Accelerator Board (SEA for short) is an FPGA development board with a standout form factor that we all know well: the Arduino shield. But those familiar with FPGAs might ask “Why would I want this? Aren’t Arduinos and FPGAs on the opposite sides of both the complexity and ease-of-use spectrums?” The SEA […]

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Best Maker Schools: University of Maryland

Best Maker Schools: University of Maryland

Makerspaces are becoming a fixture on college and university campuses. In fact, there are often multiple makerspaces on campus. At the University of Maryland, College Park, the growth of makerspaces followed a pattern I’ve seen elsewhere. Student-driven makerspace were started, often as clubs, and then professors started spaces with departmental funding, but now larger makerspaces […]

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Raspberry Pi Pico

Raspberry Pi Pico

The Raspberry Pi Pico is the first microcontroller developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It’s powered by the RP2040 chip, an all-new design created in-house by Raspberry Pi (their first foray into custom silicon), which features a dual-core 133MHz Arm Cortex-M0+ processor with 264KB of RAM and supports up to 16MB of off-chip flash memory. […]

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