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Dronecode: Linux Foundation, 3D Robotics Create Open-Source UAV Software Platform

Open-source software powers many consumer drones and UAVs today, and now a new initiative will put those applications under one unified platform managed by the Linux Foundation.<p>The program, called Dronecode, aims to help accelerate and broaden drone software through the deep Linux community. …

Tracking Planes with RTL-SDR

Software-defined radios (SDR) are gaining in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why — using them, your computer can tune into in an enormous range of frequencies, including FM radio, unencrypted police and fire bands, aircraft transponders, and in many countries, digital TV. The most popular SDR …

Arduino Monsterbot

Here is a great project for your next hack-night… grab a couple friends and prepare to make a fun, furry, and fabulous monsterbot – meet Mopsey!<p>What can this robot do? That is an excellent question… what would you like for it to do?<p>Mopsey could wave her arms when you get a new tweet, turn her eye …

Arduino GPS Data Logger Allows You To Track The Position Of Moving Object

If you are looking for an Arduino extendable GPS data logger for your project the affordable Arduino GPS data logger created combining a standard …

Skill Builder: Photographing Small Objects

Get beautiful macro shots and easily crop out and adjust backgrounds using this inexpensive hardware and software setup.<p><i>This project first appeared in MAKE Volume 38, on pages 64–67.</i><p>Taking pictures of small objects is a useful skill. If you’re selling something on eBay, or you want a permanent …

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Microduino: Arduino in your pocket, small, stackable, smart

MICRODUINO FEATURED IN...<p>.<p>MICRODUINO IS...<p>A small sized board that packs a great punch!<p>The Microduino series is a 100% Arduino compatible open source …

Microsoft Releases “3D Builder” Touchscreen 3DP App Today

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with Shanen Boettcher, General Manager of Product Management at Microsoft about their 3D Builder graphical touchscreen application for Windows 8.1, slotted for release at midnight GMT today, Nov. 15.<p>I have not yet had the opportunity to get hands-on with the …

A New WiFi Board Appears: Introducing the WildFire

Meet WildFire, an Arduino-compatible board for serious network and Internet-connected applications by our friends at Wicked Device, now available in the Maker Shed. Typically, connecting your Arduino to the internet requires at least one shield. Once assembled, the base network software often …