Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter Holidays!

We are closed till 22 of April and will skip this weekend challenge and Friday give away Twitter game!

 

 

FREE shipping on all orders to Bulgaria above EUR 30 :-)

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Many may have noticed this, but now is time to make some buzz :-)

We quietly implemented FREE shipping option for all orders from Bulgaria which are with value above EUR 30.

When you enter in your basket items for more than EUR 30 on checkout page you will have one more shipping option: Free economy shipping (2 working days delivery) by Speedy which cost 0 BGN. Of course if you are in hurry you can still select the paid Speedy express shipping option (1 working day delivery), or to do local pickup from our office.

 

Weekend Programming Challenge – Week #50 solutions

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We got 8 solutions this weekend:

  • C++ x3
  • Python x3
  • C# x1
  • Pascal x1

you can enjoy them at GitHub.

Intel agressively penetrates the Chinese tablet market

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“Prices of Intel’s mainstream quad-core tablet CPUs have dropped to below US$5, which are almost on par with those offered by China-based chipset suppliers such as Rockchip Electronics and Allwinner Technology and even below those available from Nvidia, Qualcomm and MediaTek”

Intel aims to ship 40 million tablet CPUs in 2014, including entry-level Bay Trail family and SoFIA 3G platform products.

 

Time for 4 core Atom based OLinuXino…? ;)

Via Digitimes

Be ready for TuxCon 28-29 of June, Hardware Hackathon, Pimp my Linux machine and more

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TuxCon is a community-driven event about free and open-source software for mobile and embedded devices.

This year as part of this conference we are going to make Hardware Hackathon at Olimex on 29/06. We still prepare the details, but the Hardware hackathon will include soldering and programming both on Arduino and OLinuXino projects.

So if you want to learn a bit more about hardware, soldering, how to program embedded devices or to troubleshoot project you have with OLinuXino or Arduino, our developers will be available  :)

Stay tuned for more news to follow :)

Openttd 1.4.0 running on A13-OLinuXino-WIFI

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OpenTTD is an open source simulation game based upon the popular Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe”, written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

Miroslav Bendik posted recently images of OpenTTD running on his A13-OLinuXino-WIFI.

Weekend Programming Challenge – Week #50 – circle find

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Problem:

In window with size 100 x 100 pixels is drawn solid filled circle with 50 pixels diameter at random coordinates X,Y but the circle is completely inside the window. Make code which finds the circle XY coordinates.

The rules:

You can code the solution in any programming language during the weekend and have to submit it to info@olimex.com latest on Sunday April 13th.

On Monday we will upload the solutions on GitHub https://github.com/OLIMEX/WPC

You can play with your real name or with nick if you want to be anonymous, we will not disclosure your personal info if you do not want to.

Fridat Free Board Quiz – Week #82 is MOD-VGA

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MOD-VGA is Arduino shield which add Video , PS2, Audio In/Out. As it contain Spartan3 FPGA it may be used as general purpose FPGA development board as well.

To participate in the Quiz is enough to Re-tweet the Quiz announcement message.

To double your chances you have to answer the Quiz question :)

Today at 17.00 o’clock our local Bulgarian time (GMT+2) we will post on Twitter our questions.

You have one hour to reply to our tweet with the correct answer.

At 18.00 o’clock we will count the correct answers and ask random.org to generate random number in range then announce the winner and ship the board by airmail on Monday.

Crazyflie and Rowley hack for control via STM32-103STK

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via Rowley Associates blog

Paul Curtis was playing with Crazyflie Quadcopter, but he didn’t like the PC based controlling solution, so he made one himself using STM32-103STK and Wii controller. He posted his sources on the blog page above. Good work :)

Some good news! We got New Card payment system and new conditions for EU bank payments!

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New Card Payment System

As some of you already noticed we have new Card processing system running from today. What is the difference?

The new payment system allow payments with not only Visa and Master card, but also Visa electron and Maestro cards.

How it works?

When you enter your order, go on checkout page and select Card payment you will be re-directed via SSL server to United Bulgarian Bank web site and there you can securely enter your card details, in addition of CVV verification now you can have also Verified by VISA and MasterCard SecureCode additional authentication which increase your security level.

Our customers from Bulgaria were restricted to pay with card due to the old Card payment system we used. Now they can use card payment option.

EU bank transfer payments now without bank handling fee

All payments from EU member states now do not bear any bank handling fees.

It was a burden for small orders, but our new bank do not charge any taxes for money transfers from EU.

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