Bulgarian Open Source Hardware Smoke and Movement IoT sensor project on Kickstarter


The Bulgarian Kickstarter projects are rare, this is why it was pleasure to see one there and on top it’s Open Source Hardware and Software project!

The project is announced as Open Source, but the sources are not published yet, although from the description they work on it since 2016, which I reported to the team as mistake.

Not releasing the sources from the start of OSHW project deprives the team from valuable feed back and tips from potential collaborators, but as far I understand this is their first such project, so let’s wish them luck!

Ground Penetration Radar with LIME2 the ultimate tool for all treasure hunters

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Ground penetration radar is cool device which allows you to see what is below earth surface. The principle is same as the radars which operates at air. They send pulses and sense the reflections of this pulses back. When the surface is not consistent you get reflections which allow you to “see” cavities of metals under the surface, some GPRs can scan as deep as hundred meters below the surface. This is ultimate tool for all treasure hunters, but also very useful if you want to see water and other fluids underground.

We spotted interesting post at our forum for GPR made by company from Plovdiv with LIME2.

The device looks very nice in the custom box they made:


The GPR has antenna and WIFi connection so you can connect and visualize the results with any device:



CT800 – embedded FLOSS Chess computer made with STM32-H405 OSHW board


We got interesting project link from Rasmus Althoff: CT800 is Free/Libre Open Source Software CHESS computer made with STM32-H405 Open Source Hardware board inside.

It has around 2100 ELO, maximum search depth 20 plies. The software is done in C and released under GPL3 licensee.

Smart WiFi Thermostat with MOD-WIFI-ESP8266-DEV


Flavio sent us interesting project done with our MOD-WIFI-ESP8266-DEV.

Smart WiFi thermostat with official repo on Github: https://github.com/souliss/smart-thermostat and development repo: https://github.com/mcbittech/souliss-smart-thermostat-WiFi

Here is video how it works:


A20-OLinuXino-MICRO project – How to set up a raid 1 filesystem


Flayol Frédéric submitted on our project page link to his interesting project, he setup Raid 1 file system with two USB Flash drives.

There are also many other interesting projects on his blog!

New Project: freoMOST – Free and Open Microcontroller Operating System Tool


freoMOST is free and open Microcontroller Operating System Tool. It is designed to develop embedded system applications for 16 and 32 bit MCUs without MMU and with at least 16 KB RAM and 64 KB FLASH, better more.

Here is detailed video how to install freoMOST.

sent via Olimex.com Project page.

New Project: Driving MAX7219 Serial LED Matrix with OLIMEXINO-85

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MAX7219 is simple serial shift in/out with LED driver. In this project Mr. Paolo PerCdS demonstrates how 8×8 LED matrix can be driven serially with OLIMEXINO-85

sent via Olimex.com Project page.

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