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The CANable USB to CAN adapter is now cheaper and back in stock!

The CANable open-hardware USB to CAN adapter is now back in stock! You can order directly from the Protofusion Tindie store. I dropped the price to $25, making the CANable an even more affordable way to interface with the CANbus.

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FeatherHAB Source Code Released!

FeatherHAB hardware and software source code are now available for download! The hardware is released under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license and the firmware is released under the GNU Affero Public License. FeatherHAB Features: STM32F0 microcontroller SI446x transmitter broadcasting APRS

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CANable now available for purchase!

The CANable USB to CAN adapter is now available for purchase on the Protofusion Tindie store! The CANable is an open-source USB to CAN adapter that works on Linux, Mac and Windows. The CANable shows up as a virtual serial

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Maker Faire Detroit

Thanks to everyone who came to check out our booth at Maker Faire Detroit this year! We will have some new posts on the blog about our new Luma lighting nodes, the Therm PID controller, and our thermal-printing photobooth in

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Next-Generation Luma Nodes – Build Timelapse

The next iteration of the Luma node has been fabricated and assembled! The new node incorporates 3 10W RGBW LEDs, controlled with constant-current buck drivers and an ATTINY2313 microcontroller. Like all Luma nodes, up to 32 nodes can be daisy-chaned

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Protofusion Arch Linux ARM Mirror

Protofusion now hosts an official mirror of Arch Linux ARM! The mirror is hosted on Protofusion’s main server, which is colocated in Dearborn, MI. Mirror selection is geoip-based, so if you use Arch Linux ARM in the Michigan/Ohio/Midwest, you’re probably

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Protofusion at Maker Faire Detroit

If you’re in the Detroit area this weekend, check out the Protofusion booth at Maker Faire Detroit! This year we will be indoors so all of our lighting will be much more visible. We’ll have our new Luma nodes up

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Project Updates

Want to receive project update emails every once in a while when we release updates to ProtoFusion projects? Send an email to e@ethanzonca.com or drop a comment and I’ll add you to the list. Once our newsletter is properly configured,

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Maker Faire Detroit ’12

Check out the ProtoFusion booth at the Detroit Maker Faire on July 28-29 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI! We’ll be showing off our Luma music-synchronized lighting nodes and our inexpensive PID system for espresso machines.

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A2 Mini Maker Faire

We had a great time at the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire this weekend exhibiting our music-synced networked lighting system (with some pretty awesome last-minute paper cone diffusers). Want to learn more about the project? Check out our latest project

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