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7 alternative hacker boards

arduino, Raspberry Pi Commenti disabilitati su 7 alternative hacker boards

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by Suzanne Deffree @ edn.com

Arduino and Raspberry Pi are great, well-utilized DIY boards for hacking just about anything you want to design. But if you’re looking for an alternate hacker board, here are seven that Steve Nelson, Freescale’s director of ecosystem and marketing programs, presented at this week’s Designers of Things (DoT) conference.

With some starting below the $20 mark, these Freescale-enabled, alternative hacker boards are community-supported and allow the transition to low-cost commercial volume manufacturing while still being compatible and easy-to-use, according to Nelson.

7 alternative hacker boards - [Link]

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7 alternative hacker boards

arduino, Raspberry Pi Commenti disabilitati su 7 alternative hacker boards

teensy31

by Suzanne Deffree @ edn.com

Arduino and Raspberry Pi are great, well-utilized DIY boards for hacking just about anything you want to design. But if you’re looking for an alternate hacker board, here are seven that Steve Nelson, Freescale’s director of ecosystem and marketing programs, presented at this week’s Designers of Things (DoT) conference.

With some starting below the $20 mark, these Freescale-enabled, alternative hacker boards are community-supported and allow the transition to low-cost commercial volume manufacturing while still being compatible and easy-to-use, according to Nelson.

7 alternative hacker boards - [Link]

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ScratchDuino magnetic robots construction kit

arduino, Robot, Robots, ScratchDuino Commenti disabilitati su ScratchDuino magnetic robots construction kit

 

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ScratchDuino is a highly customizable, simple and interactive open source robots construction kit based on Arduino. Unique features of ScratchDuino are simplicity of assembly by using magnetic-mount parts and  simplicity of programming the AI by MIT Scratch, a visual program language. Scratchduino can be used as an interactive educational open source platform for kids and beginners, as well as a vast experimental kit for advanced robots enthusiasts.

ScratchDuino magnetic robots construction kit - [Link]

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ScratchDuino magnetic robots construction kit

arduino, magnetic, Robot, Robots, ScratchDuino Commenti disabilitati su ScratchDuino magnetic robots construction kit

 

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ScratchDuino is a highly customizable, simple and interactive open source robots construction kit based on Arduino. Unique features of ScratchDuino are simplicity of assembly by using magnetic-mount parts and  simplicity of programming the AI by MIT Scratch, a visual program language. Scratchduino can be used as an interactive educational open source platform for kids and beginners, as well as a vast experimental kit for advanced robots enthusiasts.

ScratchDuino magnetic robots construction kit - [Link]

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Visualizing the process of human brain with magnets and liquids

arduino, arduino uno, eeg, Featured, magnet, Motors, visualisation Commenti disabilitati su Visualizing the process of human brain with magnets and liquids

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Solaris is an interactive installation created by Julia Borovaya (idea curation), Edward Rakhmanov (robotic system, chemistry), Vtol (programming, electronics) with the help of Alexander Kaplan, professor of neurophysiology:

it demonstrates the field influence of the permanent magnet on the magnetic and spirit (fluorescent) liquids. Two liquids constitute the diphasic system. Due to liquids movements and their surfaces’ modifications we visualize the unique processes of human brain. The spectator wears on neuro interface Emotive Epoc, the device computes a brain activity and sends information to the installation machinery.

To test the project people of different ages, social groups and professional areas were invited. Test results confirmed that brain activity and mood of the man reflect on the dynamic and character of liquids movements in the sphere. Object reacts on the changes of mind and emotion states. People who spent a plenty of time with the object managed to influence the dynamic and direction of the liquids on the unconsciousness level. We also reveal that the installation visualizes the temperament of the person. The object copies your mental organization and echoes it on the liquid’s surface. The object becomes a part of the participant.

It runs on Arduino Uno controlling dc motors, 2 actuators and a custom digital motor control system interface.

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Arduino-Based Vehicle Tracker With GPS+GPRS

arduino, gps, tracking Commenti disabilitati su Arduino-Based Vehicle Tracker With GPS+GPRS

SMS messages alert the user to where the target vehicle is locatedHomebrew tracking device was designed using an Arduino Uno and GPRS+GPS shield. Using it to track persons is highly illegal unless you belong to an alphabet agency.

Read more on MAKE

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TAH – Control anything from your smartphone

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TAH is a Bluetooth 4.0 device that directly connects to your smartphone. It is now easier than ever to connect your smart devices to everything around you with Tah!

TAH – Control anything from your smartphone - [Link]

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TAH – Control anything from your smartphone

arduino, bluetooth, smartphone Commenti disabilitati su TAH – Control anything from your smartphone

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TAH is a Bluetooth 4.0 device that directly connects to your smartphone. It is now easier than ever to connect your smart devices to everything around you with Tah!

TAH – Control anything from your smartphone - [Link]

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Push-Button Degaussing for an Arcade CRT

arcade cabinet, arcade monitor, arduino hacks, degaussing, PTC fuse, ssr Commenti disabilitati su Push-Button Degaussing for an Arcade CRT

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[Ed] was tasked with adding push-button degaussing to an arcade cabinet’s CRT console. The display can be rotated to portrait mode for games that require it, but each time this is done, the magnetic fields get out of whack.

Fortunately, the schematics arrived with the display. [Ed] found that the degauss coil is connected in series with a PTC fuse in an odd arrangement that he didn’t agree with. He decided to use an SSR to switch the coil, and after making lots of transistor-based designs on paper, grabbed a nearby Arduino.

[Ed] took off the PTC and soldered in two wires to its pads for the SSR. He added a wire to the power supply decoupling cap to power the new deguassing circuit and connected the SSR to the Arduino as an open collector input. There was just enough space available to mount the relay to the frame’s base and the Arduino on the side. [Ed] wrote a short method to trigger the SSR and reconnected the PTC fuse. Now it degausses at power up as well as on demand.


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Yes, The Drink Up Fountain is talking to you!

arduino, education, Featured, fountain, Interaction Design, mega, water Commenti disabilitati su Yes, The Drink Up Fountain is talking to you!

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The Drink Up Fountain is project created in September 2014 by YesYesNo Interactive studio in collaboration with Partnership for a Healthier America’s Honorary Chair – First Lady Michelle Obama, and Y&R New York, VML New York creative agencies, dedicated to encouraging people to drink more water more often: “You are what you drink, and when you drink water you drink up!”

The Fountain runs on Arduino Mega  and

dispenses entertaining greetings and compliments intended to entice the drinker to continue sipping. When a drinker’s lips touch the water, the fountain “talks,” completing a circuit and activating speakers. When the drinker pulls his or her head away and stops drinking, the circuit breaks and the fountain stops talking. With hidden cameras set up, Drink Up caught unsuspecting individuals using the fountain in New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Take a look at the video to see how the fountain interacts the people:



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