Ubuntu + Windows 8 UEFI

Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI

Ubuntu installation alongside Windows has always been relatively easy to do, however, the new computers with Windows 8 have new safety and protection mechanisms and new Bios (UEFI), that make this process a little harder.

This post will guide you through the necessary steps to achieve a successful Ubuntu installation, alongside Windows 8. (more…)

BBB LEGO box

BeagleBone Lego Box

Recently we needed a box to protect the BeagleBone development board.
With a limited budget and after a search on the internet for solutions we decided to make our own box:
a Lego box! It was time to pick them in our old toy boxes 😀
Check the results in the following images: (more…)

Open Day at UAlg

Open day at UAlg

In the past April’s 11th, another open day took place at University of the Algarve. An initiative that received dozens of high school students, providing them with a small visit into the world of knowledge and investigation. This important informative event, plays a fundamental role divulging UAlg’s last studies and projects, allowing students to obtain relevant information that will allow them to make a good decision about their future in higher education. (more…)

Piano PIC

PianoPIC

As an application of our previous post, here is a project where we used our PicPgm to program a PIC18F4550 micro-controller.

This little project is an example of a simple audio application using a PIC micro-controller. Using only digital inputs and outputs, we developed this simple piano/synthesizer with an 8 bit kind of style: (more…)