Types of Memristors

There are quite a few vectors of inquiry researching various types of memristors. The material implementation of a memristor is important to how they behave in a memristive system. its important to understand the difference between a memristor, and a memristive system, because the specific type of memristor can highlight different strengths and weaknesses, and […]

Memristor Applications

What Memristive applications are on the horizon, and how close are they to reality? We look at a survey of memristor applications and technology, starting from what the first devices will look like, and where they might go. This reference page will be updated as advances in each of the areas are made. – Non-volatile […]

Nano Letters Journal: Memristor Brain Modeling

New research into the “memristor brain” (via the cat brain), (another name for modeling machine learning and pattern recognition on neuronal synapse architectures), will appear in this months NL journal (Journal of Nano Letters). University of Michigan researcher Wei Lu (giving an upcoming talk titled “Si Memristive Devices Applied to Memory and Neuromorphic Circuits” at […]

Arduino Microcontroller

Arduino is an excellent open-source microcontroller platform based on a simple Atmel ATMEGA8 and ATMEGA168 MC platform, with a developed range of language and interface tools.  Compared to other MC boards like the Netmedia’s BX-24, Parallax Basic Stamp, Phidgets, and MIT’s Handyboard, it has an extended community that is highly involved in education, and thus […]

MIT Handyboard

the MIT Handyboard is primarily designed for robotics integration. The 6811 microcontroller system is based on the 52-pin Motorola MC68HC11 processor, with 32K of static RAM, four outputs for DC motors, a connector system for pluggable, active sensors, an LCD screen, and a rechargable battery pack. It has similarities to the 6.270, MB Mini Board, […]


Phidgets are primarily for sensor integration and connectivity, and while they are relatively expensive, they do offer a broad range of available components, and a  good API for development across platforms. In particular their Starter kits offer a broad range of introductory sensors for deployment. Their ability to keep items in stock is somewhat iffy, […]