Leider wurde unser Antrag auf ein DevKit von Google abgelehnt. Es werden weitere Entwicklungen seitens Google abgewartet.
Modular and transformable technology is the future. FabLab Karlsruhe is a relatively new institution but already many very capable professionals joined us in the pursuit of new technology. We want to work on our own ara module because we are enthusiastic for the ara approach and want to participate in the prize challenge.
The module we are currently developing is a versatile logic analyzer or bus pirate. It will be able to measure and visualize the electronic communication of devices. An open-source electronic multi-tool. It will also be extendable to support among other things a Multimeter-probe.
This is a module we would use everyday and is something we can't do with our smartphones yet. We dream of a smartphone for the modern hacker, able to help us push our tinkering projects into the realm of engineering and beyond.
Since this is a very specialized module the market won't be anywhere near the potential market for a GSM module for example, but the maker movement is growing. As Arduino, Raspberry Pi and many other new electronic platforms grow so does the accessibility of electronics development. This tool won't only be interesting for tinkerers, inventors and electronic technicians. Even the everyday handyman and household DIY fan can make use of a logic analyzer.
Since we want to participate in the prize challenge we want to have a working proof of concept until 1. Sept. and a working prototype until 30. Sept. We will have weekly meetings to discuss what we did the week before and plan to do the next week.
Until 8. August:
With access to software repository:
Until 22. August:
Until 30. September:
We are enthusiasts and our efforts will be self funded. We work on the project on our freetime.
Many of our team members have build their own 3D printer, designed electronic and mechanic systems from small hobby projects to full fletched mass market products.
Our team members have experience with:
Sebastian Höfer - PhD Student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technolgy. Working at the development of new sensor technology and computer vision algorithms in the field of industrial, visual inspection.
Sarah Jansen - Working as R&D engineer in the field of hardware and FPGA development.
Sven Hecht - Software developer working at bluehands GmbH & Co.mmunication KG. Experience with android development, project management and design of human computer interactions.
Was man auf den ersten Blick auf der MIPI Seite findet:
„MIPI specifications are available only to MIPI Alliance members.“
Und eine Mitgliedschaft kostet: MIPI Member werden.
Aber keine Sorge … wenn die Firma weniger als 250Mio$ Umsatz im Jahr macht, bekommt man einen Rabat!