A Day at Chiang Mai Maker Party 4.0

The Chiang Mai Maker Party 4.0 is now taking place until December 9, and I went there today, as I was especially interested in the scheduled NB-IoT talk and workshop to find out what was the status about LPWA in Thailand. But there are many other activities planned, and if you happen to be in Chiang Main in the next few days, you may want to check out the schedule on the event page or Facebook. I’m going to go though what I’ve done today to give you a better idea about the event, or even the maker movement in Thailand. Booth and activity area should be the same over the 4 days, but the talks, open activity, and workshop will be different each day. Today, people could learn how to solder in the activity area. The even was not really big with manufacturers/sellers like ThaiEasyElec, INEX, or Gravitech closer to the entrance… … and slighter higher up in a …

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New Embedded System Development Book by O’Reilly

This new book “Making Embedded Systems: Design Patterns for Great Software” has been written by Elicia White, the founder of Logical Elegance, an embedded systems consulting company based in San Jose and an expert who’s created embedded systems ranging from urban surveillance and DNA scanners to children’s toys. O’Reilly says this book is ideal for intermediate and experienced C programmers and will show you how to: Optimize your system to reduce cost and increase performance. Develop an architecture that makes your software robust in resource-constrained environments. Explore sensors, motors, and other I/O devices. Do more with less: reduce RAM consumption, code space, processor cycles, and power consumption. Update embedded code directly in the processor. Implement complex mathematics on small processors. Understand what interviewers look for when you apply for an embedded systems job. This 328-page book has 10 chapters: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Creating a System Architecture Chapter 3 Getting Your Hands on the Hardware Chapter 4 Outputs, Inputs, …

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