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CPLD breakout board design in KiCad is based on design by Ian Lesnet of Dangerous Prototypes. This board was designed in KiCad in 3-4 hours. It is the first board we ever designed completely in KiCad. The learning curve wasn’t that steep. I’ll put my KiCad experiences together in a tutorial series soon. This is […]

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Its been almost a year since we completely switched to KiCad. It was a great experience working with KiCad. No schematic page limits, no board size limits, built in online DRC and what not. The online DRC feature itself making the switch worth because we are completely out the DRC->FIX ERROR->DRC… cycle in Eagle. Yeh, […]

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With most popular distributions, PuTTY can be installed by using appropriate package managers. For example, below image shows how to use Synaptic Package Manager to install PuTTY on Ubuntu/Mint. On Debian based Linux distributions, the following command can work too.

On RedHat based distributions such as RHEL/CentOS, download the latest rpm from http://pkgs.repoforge.org/putty/ and run to […]

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GNU Screen is a full-screen Window Manager that works with Serial Terminals as well. This makes GNU Screen a very useful tool to interact with Numato Lab’s USB GPIO/Relay modules and other products. Below is a screenshot of GNU Screen interacting with a USB GPIO module. With most popular distributions, GNU Screen can be installed by using appropriate […]

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