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The Complete Learn to Code Bundle | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Python Tutorial: Learn by Coding</b><p>Go From Beginner to Master of Python with 7.5 Hours of Hands-On Training<p>Cement your coding skills by learning Python: server-side interpreted, open-source, non-compiled scripting language commonly used in web and video game development. Begin with the basics of …

Python Programming

Program with Robot Operating System for Smooth Servo Movement

Robot Operating System (ROS) is an open source robotics platform that helps your robot visualize the world, map and navigate it, and perform physical interactions using state-of-the-art algorithms. If you want to build a complex robot, chances are there is some ROS code already available to help …

Arduino

Carousell is getting serious about making money, acquires used-car app

Photo credit: Carousell.You probably already know that you can even find cars on Carousell these days. And if you didn’t know: hey, you can even find …

Startups

Berg Wants To Be The Platform To Make Any Dumb Appliance Smart

One of the greatest design consultancies in the world has given it all up to build just one product. But to demonstrate that one product, well, Berg had to hack a washing machine first.<p>What does the Internet of Things look like? That’s the million-…err…billion-dollar question. To London design …

Internet of Things
Design

iRobot Bugs

Secretly we'd all like to switch souls with a bug for a day. You know – scuttle about a bit, crawl into places usually out of reach, scare your …

Robotics

Beep | Wirelessly Control Any Speaker

Beep breathes new life into old speakers. The sleek Wi-Fi enabled device connects to any stereo system or speaker, allowing you to stream music …

Home Automation

Doxie One Standalone Scanner

Take your productivity to the next level with the <b>Doxie One.</b> This <b>compact scanner</b> is not much wider than a piece of paper, yet it may <b>change your record keeping routine</b> forever. Run <b>documents, photos, and receipts</b> through and sync to a PC, Mac, or iPad; or save to an SD card—no computer necessary. You …

2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time

<i>The first in a series.</i><p>It’s fair to say that more people have heard of the “internet of things” than have experienced it. There is breathless press coverage of the phenomenon—always patiently re-explained by tech pundits as the trend by which all of our most mundane possessions will become …

Behold, Classical Greek Statues Dressed Up Like Hipsters

A photographer imagines ancient figures as bearded, Ray-Ban bespectacled hipsters.<p>“What is a hipster?” The question has been posed and answered time and time again, but as an <i>N+1</i> symposium on the topic averred, “All descriptions of hipsters are doomed to disappoint.” Even so, everyone has the image …

Sculpture

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson | Colossal

<p>Fascinated by the texture and color of water artist Elizabeth Patterson challenged herself to recreate the absurdly complex formation of water …

SMART – The World’s First Smart Cycling Helmet Monitors Your Heart Rate Without a Chest Strap

<b>SMART helmet</b> is the world’s first smart cycling helmet which monitors your heart rate without using a chest strap. This safety gear features built-in …

Wardrobe Basics by Everlane - The Fox Is Black

Do you ever have one of those days when time is running short or sleepiness is having its way, and all you want to do is throw something on without …

Our connected future: What to expect when elevators and toys start phoning home

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens<p>Your next elevator pitch might actually come from data derived from your elevator. That’s the case for an …

Watch this: Google explains how to create Glass experiences

Google is taking the mystery out of writing services for Glass. Today, the company posted its SXSW presentation on the topic (video below), in which senior developer advocate Timothy Jordan walks us through a high-level overview of the Mirror API, the interface that developers will use to get their …

Pulsate: A Dizzying Tile Installation by Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent

Architects Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent were commissioned by tile showroom Capital Designer Studio to craft a pop-up installation in London’s …

Design

Amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts | Colossal

<p>Kinetic sculptor Bob Potts creates beautiful kinetic sculptures that mimic the motions of flight and the oars of boats. Despite their intricacy the …