WEL29. Weekend Links

The usual links to have fun during the weekend (BeableBone, Raspberry Pi, Arduino,...). I never manage to do anything with them, but maybe you can.

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: BUILD YOUR OWN PHONE

Have you ever thought about building your own phone?... I have and these are some links with interesting projects others had already made.

Via Hackaday an Arduino based phone

http://www.instructables.com/id/ArduinoPhone/

Two more hackaday featured DIY phones from some months ago... still useful information

http://hackaday.com/2012/04/26/avrphone-is-a-barebones-touchscreen-cellp...
http://hackaday.com/2012/04/26/%C2%B5phone-is-small-and-home-made/

The classical MIT Low/High Tech group phone. Also Arduino based
http://hlt.media.mit.edu/?p=2182

All those are simple phones, but if we combine them with this great article on how to roll your own Android device using a BeagleBone...

http://nelenkov.blogspot.nl/2013/07/building-wireless-android-device.htm...

BEAGLEBONE BLACK

Great site with excellent information and tutorials on the BeagleBone

http://derekmolloy.ie/category/embedded-systems/beaglebone/

Using the BeagleBone to track LEO satellites.

http://travisgoodspeed.blogspot.nl/2013/07/hillbilly-tracking-of-low-ear...

RASPBERRY PI

Learn how to set your Real-time Clock with another great tutorial from Adafruit. This is actually valid for any dev board with SPI interface

http://learn.adafruit.com/adding-a-real-time-clock-to-beaglebone-black/s...

Good article on how to use batteries with the Raspberry Pi.
http://www.daveakerman.com/?page_id=1294

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT...

iPython?. A powerful interactive shell and browser-based note pad with powerful visualization capabilities and parallel programming support... Interesting
http://ipython.org/

and what about PyMC?. A library that makes Bayesian methods a piece of cake. This book explains how to use it.
http://camdavidsonpilon.github.io/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian...

IN CASE YOU MISSED

Some interesting phone initiatives:

Canonical launches its Ubuntu Edge Campaing on Indiegoo

Also the GeekPhone Firefox Phone is accepting pre-orders for the Peak+ model
http://shop.geeksphone.com/en/phones/8-peak.html

Nice teardown of the Necomimi Brainwave Car Ears from Adafruit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CccfWLUmFlg