Author Archives: Rafael Aroca

Easter weekend fun

3D Designs https://www.thingiverse.com/rafaelaroca/makes

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BIPES loading optimizations

BIPES optimizations for faster loading. From 30 to 6 seconds 🙂 https://github.com/rafaelaroca/BIPES_ui_testing https://github.com/rafaelaroca/bipes_serial BIPES offline version for Franzininho – just load the HTML file and use it offline. Thanks Fabio Souza for the partnership (https://fabiosouza.org/) 🙂 https://github.com/rafaelaroca/bipes_for_franzininhowifi_offline

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Wired Android Internet access without Wifi or 4G connections

My wife Silvia has been doing a systematic study about biological effects of wireless technologies on human health for some time now. Some publications are controversial, but we like to take the precautionary principle. More information about her studies is … Continue reading

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A Remote Microcontroller Laboratory

Even having several interesting and powerful electronics simulators, such as TinkerCad for Arduino, it is interesting to test and debug microcontroller applications on real hardware. With that in mind we have built a remote microcontroller laboratory, based on a set … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary BIPES Project with 2000 users!

BIPES project started about one year ago. Its website (https://www.bipes.net.br) was made available on March 15th 2020 and the first github commit happened in April (https://github.com/rafaelaroca/BIPES_ui_testing/). Since then, many interesting things have happened to the BIPES Project. Here are some … Continue reading

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The Fantastic Mr. Feynman

The Fantastic Mr. Feynman and one of the phrases I most like: “We make no apologies for making these excursions into other fields, because the separation of fields, as we have emphasized, is merely a human convenience, and an unnatural … Continue reading

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Web Serial now available in stable Google Chrome

As always, Gustavo Tamanaka (http://github.com/gtamanaka) brings great news. Latest stable version of Google Chrome highlights: “WebHID, WebNFC, and Web Serial have graduated from their origin trials and are now available in stable” https://developer.chrome.com/blog/new-in-chrome-89/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-gv6zLZHKw BIPES uses Web Serial since its … Continue reading

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Timer and Threads on Raspberry Pi Pico with BIPES

Some days ago, Rudolf Schenke sent a message suggesting a block for threads on Raspberry Pi Pico. This site has a good explanation about threads on RPI Pico + MicroPython: https://www.electrosoftcloud.com/en/multithreaded-script-on-raspberry-pi-pico-and-micropython/ We implemented 2 simple blocks: one for timer and … Continue reading

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EasyMQTT with BIPES and ESP8266 – Quick demonstration

BIPES can send data to any MQTT server! However, if you do not have a MQTT server ready to use, just start with BIPES own MQTT server, called EasyMQTT, without the need of creating an account orconfiguring anything more. Simply … Continue reading

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Block based programming on Raspberry Pi Pico with BIPES

Create block based programs for Raspberry Pi Pico in minutes! About one year ago, we created BIPES Project – Block Based Integrated Platform for Embedded Systems (http://www.bipes.net.br), specially focused on integrating Blockly and MicroPython with a direct connection from the … Continue reading

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