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Raspberry Pi Camera Module Is Almost Ready for Its Close Up

What you’re looking at here is a close up of the brand new camera module for the Raspberry Pi, which is in the finishing stages of development. The camera connects to the Raspberry Pi via the onboard CSI (camera serial interface) port. There’s still some work to be done with the drivers and there’s …

Arduino Uno Pinout Diagram

Arduino forum member Romano d’Ezzelino designed this pinout diagram and a bunch of others including one for the ATtiny and another for the ATMega1284p. The designs are Community Commons licensed. [via Adafruit]

Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: A self-employed world

If we let people control technology rather than being its slave, it will lead us away from a world where we work for large corporations and towards one where we can turn our own ideas into reality, thinks Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton.<p>For the last 20 years we’ve become alienated from technology, …

Employment

Buckminster Fuller: Poet Of Geometry

Buckminster Fuller's utopian design vision, unrivaled in the 20th century and anchored by his famous reinvention of geodesic domes, reflected the polymath's philosophy that flexible thinking, good design and an honest desire for progress could solve humanity's woes once and for all.<p>Designer and …

Design

Disney Is Shutting Down LucasArts, Making Enemies (Me)

In heartbreaking news, Disney is shutting down video game developer/publisher LucasArts after its acquisition of it and LucasFilm last year. The …

Pro Golfer Bubba Watson Demonstrates His Golf Cart Hovercraft

In this short video, pro golfer Bubba Watson demonstrates “Bubba’s Hover,” his sporty golf cart hovercraft. While the unique golf cart may just be a …

Incredibly Detailed Quilled Paper Portraits by Yulia Brodskaya

Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya creates incredibly detailed portraits out coiled strips of paper in an art form known as quilling or paper filigree. …

Sleeping Mini Pig Wearing a Sweater Vest & Tiny Gripper Socks

This adorable sleeping miniature pig was photographed while wearing a pink sweater vest and tiny gripper socks. I could see how having to be that …

Warehouse adapted for collaborative innovation

Two recent Western trends — the slow destruction of a manufacturing economy and the increase in collaborative spaces to foster innovation — have come …

Street Artist Cleverly Turns the Road into His Canvas

With a name like Roadsworth, you could easily guess that this isn't any ordinary street artist. Though born Peter Gibson, he chose the name Roadsworth because, as he states, “Where Wordsworth is a poet of words, Roadsworth is a poet of roads.”<p>Though he started painting on the streets as a form of …

Art

Heartwarming Friendship Between a Girl and Her Cat

After seeing Tokyo-based photographer Aya Sakai's adorable photos of her baby boy and their French Bulldog, we knew it would just be a matter of time before we came across a similar set of heartwarming images between a child and his or her pet.<p>Saint Petersburg, Russia-based photographer Andy Prokh …

Saint Petersburg

Creative Food Art That Will Surely Brighten Your Day

She couldn't have expected it. You see, for Ida Skivenes it started off simply. She didn't start posting photos on Instagram to gain thousands of followers or to become a widely popular food artist. Rather, in June 2012, she saw a photo on the Internet of two pieces of toast that looked like a bear …

Art

Amazing Illusions of Single Flowers Defying Gravity

Don't be fooled, these flowers aren't actually floating in water! Japanese product design firm, Oodesign, developed these clever little vases as a fun way to show off your favorite buds. Shaped like a ripple of water, the clear PET formed resin plates give the illusion that the blooms have figured …

Amazing

Genuine Love Between a Little Boy and His Big Dog

As far as adorable photos go on the Internet, nothing can quite beat the ones of a young child growing up with his or her pet. From the little Japanese boy and his French Bulldog to Russia-based Katherine and her British Shorthair cat, these pairs have such a sweet innocence about them that they …

Pets

From A to B, Man Put a Hidden Camera in a Box, Shipped it & Filmed its Journey Through the Mail System

“<i>What happens in between you sending it of and someone else receiving it? What people and processes are involved and how many steps does it …

Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

The Key to Getting Motivated: Give Up

No matter how fulfilling your work, there’ll be days when you just can’t summon any enthusiasm for it. What makes the experience of undermotivation …

Motivation

Stanford's solar cell turbocharger could boost solar power output by 50% - ExtremeTech

Stanford’s solar cell turbocharger could boost solar power output by 50%<p>By on March 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

What animals can teach us about controlling robots - ExtremeTech

By on March 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Humans aren’t the only game in town …

Aluminium-air battery can power electric vehicles for 1,000 miles, will come to production cars in 2017 - ExtremeTech

By on March 27, 2013 at 10:20 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Phinergy, an Israeli startup, has …

Festo demonstrates BionicOpter dragonfly robot

Even the largest member of the Odonata clan (a damselfly named Megaloprepus caerulatus) is no match for Festo's dragonfly-inspired BionicOpter. Its …

Robotics

40 Things You Learn From Making Mistakes

Do you like making mistakes?<p>I certainly don’t.<p>Making mistakes is inevitable. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could be at ease with them? Perhaps there …

Self-improvement

Finding Your Personal Style, Lesson 1: Fashion Fades, Style is Eternal

There is a critical difference between wearing labels and having style. Teach yourself how to develop your own style and how to dress to kill.

Motivation

6 Ways to Simplify Your Foreign Language Learning

In 2013, it’s almost impossible to get through school without learning a foreign language.<p>In the U.S. and U.K., speaking a foreign language isn’t …

Language Learning

Stranded Sea Lion Pups Arrive in Northern California

Malnourished sea lion pups have started arriving in Northern California – by the vanload.<p>It’s a three-day, two-night trip for the weary mammalian …

Autonomous, human-sized robot jellyfish could patrol US waters

Researchers are building an eerie, human-sized robot jellyfish with a lifelike silicone mantle to patrol the oceans. Virginia Tech mechanical engineering professor Shashank Priya is leading the team, which hopes its invention can be used for jobs ranging from military surveillance to cleaning up …

Scientists build robotic ant colony to find out how real ants choose directions

As anyone who's ever observed an ant farm will attest, ants tend to pick the most efficient route through their maze to a food source, even when confronted with two seemingly identical routes. Scientists weren't exactly sure how ants are able to do this, especially with limited vision and limited …

What matters (and what doesn’t) when buying a gaming desktop

Want to game on a PC? Buy a desktop. While notebooks have come a long way over the last decade, they are, to this day, an inherently compromised …

Razer Edge gaming tablet shipping pre-loaded with Valve’s Steam software

<i>Check out our review of the Razer Edge Pro gaming tablet.</i><p>PC gamers who are still humming and hawing over whether the Razer Edge gaming tablet is …