Creating touchless control with EFM32 Wonder Gecko

Use your hand in the air and play the arcade game using the EFM32 Wonder Gecko development kit! Project Members: Sebastian Project description: The goal was to create touchpad replacement that will allow controlling applications by moving hand above the device. Basic functionality is to control cursor x, y position by moving hand that hovers…

EFM32 microcontroller 3D models for KiCad

Project Members: Sebastian KiCad is a free CAD tool gaining popularity among electronics engineers. It allows drawing schematics, making PCB and also visualization of designed PCB. In this tool every component needs to have symbol in KiCad library which will be later put on schematic. Thanks to hairykiwi who made those symbols for Energy Micro products and…

Creating a Drawbot with ARM Cortex-M3 EFM32

Our engineers don’t use their hands when drawing; they use Giant Gecko ARMs instead. Project Members: Marius, Dewald, Dmitry A Drawbot is a robot that can draw pictures using a pen, much like a plotter or a printer. However, there are subtle differences. Unlike a regular printer or plotter, speed is not important. Part of…

The Blinking Christmas Tree Soldering Challenge

Hack-a-Gecko project by Anders and Marius Introduction to Electronics through a Blinking X-Mas Tree Marius G had an idea before Christmas for the last hacking event in 2012. The mission was to introduce as many as possible to the joy of soldering and electronics here at Energy Micro. When I heard his ideas about a blinking…

Make a slim watch with ARM Cortex-M3 EFM32

Hack-a-Gecko project by Anders and Adam  How to make a very slim watch and keep battery life long? In this Hack-a-Gecko project, they tried to kill two birds with one stone.  The Idea We thought it would be cool to utilize the extremely low power EFM32 in combination with an extremely low power display to…

Create a Simple Pulse Oximeter with EFM32 Tiny Gecko

Hack-a-Gecko project by Pål Øyvind Explore the capabilities of the EFM32 Tiny Gecko by creating the beginnings of a DIY pulse oximeter. The theory behind A pulse oximeter is based around a simple principle: Shine red light and an infrared light through a blood-rich part of the body and measure the difference in absorbed light…