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Software USB On The STM8

Thanks to V-USB, software-based USB is all the rage now, with a lot of uses for very small and low power microcontrollers.[ZiB] wondered if it would …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

This Is The Prima Ballerina Of Robots

This amazing cube can walk, jump, and stand on a tip!<p>We’ve seen drones pull off some amazing stunts, like pirouetting through the air while assembling a building brick by brick. But there is something so much more poignant about Cubli, a cube that can stand itself on a single point, perfectly …

Robotics

Mustachioed Rover Simultaneously Manly, Adorable

[Rick], an Adafruit learning system contributor, is excited by the implications of STEM’s reach into K-12 education. He was inspired to design Red …

Make Your Own D*mn Board – Part 1: Layout

There are many tools for creating printed circuit boards, from the open source KiCAD to various online services. CadSoft’s EAGLE is a favorite in the open hardware community. Here you’ll learn the basics of PCB design in EAGLE, plus how to build the essential core of an ATmega microcontroller board.<p>…

Arduino

Why 2014 could be the most interesting year in technology in a long time

<i>Join Quartz technology, science and health editor Christopher Mims, Re/code co-executive editor Kara Swisher, and Wall Street Journal technology columnist Farhad Manjoo in a video chat this Wednesday January 8 at 1 p.m. ET. You can submit questions on Twitter with the hashtag #techin2014, on our</i> …

Consumer Tech

The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure — And Often Unpatchable

We're at a crisis point now with regard to the security of embedded systems, where computing is embedded into the hardware itself – as with the …

A Vibrating Watch That Messes With Your Perception of Time

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 01.03.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>“Time flies when you’re having fun.” …

Salvaging Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)

Introduction: Salvaging Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)<p>About: I am a photographer, a tinker, an electronics technology engineer, and author; I write …

Re-purposing an Old Laptop Display

[Tim] found himself with a laptop that had a good 18.4″ screen, but otherwise didn’t run properly. It would be a shame to throw that away, so he …

You Got an Arduino. Now What?

Click here for Philip’s post-Christmas Arduino message<p>Welcome to Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop!<p>Along with the sight of a Christmas tree forlornly losing its needles in the corner, one of the great tragedies of the post-Christmas daze is the sight of an Arduino that’s …

So You've Decided To Open-Source A Project At Work. What Now?

Why Open Source?<p>Before delving into the how, it’s useful to step back and talk about the why. Why is it that so many companies have or are starting …

Developer losing his vision launches campaign to jailbreak iOS 7

Three years ago, my friend Chris Maury, 27, realized he was straining his eyes to read words on a computer screen.<p>After paying a visit to his doctor, Maury was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Stargardt’s Macular Degeneration. Maury was told he would steadily lose his vision. No cure …

LIDAR for your smartphone

Why Bother with Accessibility?

Web accessibility (known in other fields as inclusive design or universal design) is the degree to which a website is available to as many people as …

The Women Behind the Wright Brothers

Today, Dec 17, 2013, marks 110 years since the Wright Brothers first achieved powered, controlled flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. While many people are familiar with the general story of the Wright Brothers, few people understand how the invention of the airplane was in reality a family …

3D Printed Fashion: Breathing Life into New Designs, Form, and Texture

How?<p>It’s the question that dogs the unceasing creative mind when it dares to speak louder than the stony voice of reality. It happens to us all: An alloy of factors, inspiration, influences and ideas come together in a perfect rendering in your mind, but <b>how</b> do you bring that beautiful invention …

New Balance

Raspberry Pi Hits the Shelves at RadioShack

Raspberry Pis just became a bit easier to get ahold of in the United States. Beginning last week, some RadioShack locations started carrying MAKE’s Raspberry Pi Starter Kit, which includes a Raspberry Pi Model B, power supply, SD card with NOOBS preloaded, HDMI cable, a case, prototyping components …

12 Maker Pro Trends That Expanded the Maker Movement in 2013

Out on the Maker Pro frontier — where making meets business — 2013 was an eventful year.<p>A dozen trends powered by entrepreneurs, investors, and startups pushed the boundaries of the maker movement into new territories.<p>Here’s a look at them, in no particular order.<p>2013 was the year that many venture …

Open guitar pedal

• The Input Stage or Preamp: Amplifies the guitar input signal and sends it to the Arduino microcontroller to be processed.<br>• Arduino Board: It does all …

Holograms With The New Kinect

The Xbox One is out, along with a new Kinect sensor, and this time around Microsoft didn’t waste any time making this 3D vision sensor available for …

3D Printering: Making A Thing In AutoCAD, Part II

It’s time once again for another part in 3D Printering’s series of <i>Making A Thing.</i> Last week was a short tutorial on the beginnings of making a <i>thing</i> …

The $40 x86 Arduino

Every week the Hackaday tip line receives an email about a new dev board. The current trend is towards ARM devices, and only once have we seen an …

DigiPixel Arduino LED Game Shield Lets You Build Your Own Games (video)

Have you ever wanted to create your own electronic games console? You might be interested in the new DigiPixel Arduino LED game shield which is …

Arduino

This drone is powered by an Arduino and smartphone

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology are using a Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone paired with an [Atmel based] Arduino board as the …

Data Dial Dashboard

The Data Dial Dashboard brings back the fun of old-school analog dial gauges while updating them with internet connectivity. In this project we will use an Arduino, Ethernet shield, and 3 servos to create a system for tracking global earthquake activity. The data are pulled from the USGS real-time …