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Graphic Card Shield For Arduino (video)

Makers and developers that enjoy building projects using the Arduino platform may be interested in a new graphics card shield for Arduino that has …

Arduino

Is the Readybox the Fastest Consumer 3D Printer in the World?

While working as a lab manager for the Rapid Prototyping lab at the University of Maryland, Brett Potter came into contact with dozens of 3D printers …

Here Are 6 Ways Drone Technology Is Improving The World And Serving Humanity

When people think of drones, often what come to mind are the military, the Middle East and espionage. The media largely focus on these applications, but drones and the mobile technology powering them are increasingly being used to solve intractable global problems: identifying poachers, sending …

20 awesome projects for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi dog treat machine<p>Even dogs get to enjoy the benefits of Raspberry Pi. NYC CNC Machining and Prototyping shop built a machine that …

LED Current Control and The Arduino: Tutorial

Powering LEDs in Series<p>Those of you who have used a single 5mm LED with an Arduino probably have used a currently limiting resistor in series the …

Motion-controlled Servos with Leap Motion & Raspberry Pi

The ability to make a physical object mirror the movement of your hands is something out of a science fiction movie. But here at PubNub, we just made …

Monitoring the Real World with your Raspberry Pi - Part III: connecting an Arduino

This is a followup on my recent blog posts about monitoring my fleet of Raspberry Pi’s with statsd and a very simple monitoring script on the …

High Speed Morpheus 3D Printer Launching on Kickstarter With Breakthrough LIPS Technology

Winning over many already with “we know you are busy and don’t have time to become an expert on the 3D printer,” Team Owl Works is on track for …

Long-Range Wireless Broadcasts: Raspberry Pi Slow Scan Television (SSTV) Camera

In this project the Raspberry Pi with the PiCam is used as a wireless camera which can transmit images over long distances, usually hundreds of meters! Images are transmitted by amateur radio (ham radio) using slow scan television (SSTV) on the 2 meter band (144.5MHz).<p>Thanks to Oliver Mattos and …

Insurers step up for drone pilots unwilling to wait on FAA rules - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

(Bloomberg) — Thousands of drones flown without government approval by real estate companies, movie studios and other businesses are getting coverage …

Unmanned Aircraft

How a 3D Printed Seahorse Tail May Inspire the Next Generation of Robotics

Seahorse tails are unique in nature. Unlike most animals’ round tails, their tails are made up of square prisms.<p>Now, with the help of 3D printing, …

An incredible $60 Chimera DLP SLA 3D printer developed by a student with K’nex and LEGO

In the last couple of years the prices of 3D printers have been steadily reduced, but their development has mainly concerned FDM 3D printers. Those …

Fly4Me gets FAA approval, launches ‘Uber for drones’ - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Nidhi Subbaraman<p>One of the first companies to get a drone business off the ground in New England is not a next-generation robotics company but rather …

Drones

Simplify3D v3.0 Universal 3D Printer Operating System Released

Simplify3D has today announced the release of their latest universal 3D printer operating system in the form of version 3.0 which brings with it a …

3D Printing

A 3D Printed Super Car the Top Gear Crowd Would Love

Traditional methods for building cars are full of wasted materials and wasted energy. 3D printing offers a greater level of customization along with the ability to easily make complicated parts. The team from Divergent Microfactories set forth to use the power of 3D printing to help make a car — …

Book Covers Everything You Wanted to Know About Electronics

Basic Electronics Theory and Practice is a new book by Sean Westcott and Jean R. Westcott that lives up to its title, it covers the basics of …

Arduino

Overview | Using an External Drive as a Raspberry Pi Root Filesystem

One of the more noticeable limitations of the Raspberry Pi is using an SD card for its main storage. If you've been using a Pi for a while, you might …

Shapeways Rolls Out Frosted Extreme Detail 3D Printing Material

Shapeways just announced their newest material, Frosted Extreme Detail, and it’s essentially the same resin–and uses the same printer–as their …

New 'Limitless' multi-tool machine combines a 3d printer with a CNC machine

Apr. 22, 2015 | By Simon<p>It seems like we used to see a new 3D printer once a month, then once a week and now, it appears that we’re seeing some sort …

Multi-tools

Drones Make Good Jogging Companions, Research Finds

Nothing says "yay, exercise" like chasing a friendly robot<p>Having trouble getting motivated to jog? What if, to help you along your way, there was a flying robot always a few steps ahead of you, its mechanical hovering body an exercise in technologically advanced mockery? Researchers Floyd Mueller …

Formfutura Releases Food-Safe Transparent HDglass 3D Printing Filament – Sample it Today for $2.12

It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago there were only a handful of 3D printing material and color options, and in such a short amount of …

3dprintingdlda

Tutorial using a Raspberry Pi, Python, IoT, Twilio, Bluemix

Sign up for a Bluemix account, visit http://bluemix.net in your web browser and click “Sign-up” in the top right. We require a couple bits of …

Raspberry Pi

#3DBenchy - the Tool to Calibrate and Test Your 3D Printer

MINI LAPTOP<p>3D Printer Cantilever 2.0 C3Dt/c<p>3D Printed Planetary Rover<p>3D Printing With Circuits Class<p>;) the Show and Tell step. You must have a big …

National Maker Faire Coming to Washington DC in June

We’re happy that the White House has announced the US National Maker Faire as part of a National Week of Making from June 12-18. The National Maker Faire will take place June 12-13 at the University of the District of Columbia.<p>The team behind the DC Mini Maker Faire has partnered with the DC …

Makerspaces

Why you definitely shouldn’t film your wedding with a drone

It’s easy to wax hyperbolic about drones. They’re airborne platforms for shooting immaculate video. What could be more lovely than a wedding filmed …

Drones

Amazon can finally test its delivery drones in the US

Amazon's drone team must have heaved a collective sigh of relief: the company only had to wait a few weeks for the FAA's approval this time. The agency has officially granted Amazon's request to test its new UAVs in the US on Wednesday, April 8th. If you recall, the company's previous request spent …

Michigan Tech course to build your own 3D printer

When engineering students start college, the high cost of proprietary tools can be a barrier to making their dreams become a reality. Recent advances …

3D Printing

Getting video stream from USB web-camera on Arduino Due - Part 3: Watchdog timer and TFT monitor

Introduction<p>Part 2 is here.<p>This article is mainly about TFT monitor. I'll initialize it, create necessary functions to output pixel information and …