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Tracksoar is an open source APRS tracker

The Tracksoar is a small, lightweight and ready-to-fly APRS tracker that’s simplifying high-altitude ballooning.  Have you ever wanted to capture your own stunning photos of Earth or collect atmospheric conditions from the edge of space? In an effort to reduce the amount and weight of electronic components required for high-altitude balloon launches, Mike Bales of the Santa Barbara Hackerspace has developed an […]

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Jabber is a tossable talking toy for kids

Jabber is the first smart toy designed to be tossed, kicked, smashed, hit and more. Although the concept of educational toys may be nothing new, SKWRL Design has created a new and innovative way for children to have fun while also developing their social, sensory and fine motor skills. Say hi to Jabber. Billed as the first smart toy designed to be hit, smashed, kicked and tossed, […]

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This cyberpunk wearable projects video graffiti onto walls

VIDEOBLΛST_R is a wearable projection device used for mapping eight prepared audiovisual pieces. Spray-painted graffiti is so 2014. Just ask media artist R▲, who has developed a wearable projection device that enables users to map eight prepared audiovisual pieces in dynamic outdoor conditions. And the best part, it leaves no mess nor any trace of vandalism. Dubbed VIDEOBLΛST_R, the system is mounted onto a rollerblade […]

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Will drones become the furniture of tomorrow?

L’evolved is a project that turns everyday objects into “flying smart agents.” If it’s up to two researchers from MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group, the furniture of tomorrow will fly, react and respond to your everyday needs. In their latest project, Harshit Agrawal and Sang-Won Leigh are exploring how to transform once ordinary objects into “flying smart agents.” For […]

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MIT is developing shape-shifting interfaces

Thanks to MIT’s Tangible Media Group, interfaces that bend, hinge and curl will soon be a reality.  Imagine if your iPad case automatically lifted up each time you received a message, or your Post-It notes folded down as you checked an item off your to-do list. Well, that may soon be a reality thanks to a team from MIT’s Tangible Media Group who has unveiled a technology for the […]

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23 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days.  Makerarm This robotic arm is a complete fabrication system that enables Makers to do everything from print to plot. Makerarm is currently seeking $349,750 on Kickstarter. TailTalk This wearable tracks and translates […]

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RoBoHoN is a cute robot that doubles as a smartphone

Sharp’s new humanoid can dance, play games and serve as your personal assistant.  Most smartphones today look alike. Despite a few differences here and there, a vast majority consist of a rectangular device, a large touchscreen display, a few buttons and some ports for your earbuds and charging. They easily fit in your hand and slide into […]

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BMF055 is a 9-axis sensor with an ARM Cortex-M0+ core

The BMF055 is programmable 9-axis motion sensor with an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer and an Atmel | SAM D20 MCU. Bosch Sensortec has just unveiled a compact 9-axis motion sensor, which incorporates an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer along with an Atmel | SMART SAM D20 ARM Cortex M0+ core. The BMF055 is the perfect match for those looking […]

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This AVR powered device makes growing veggies at home easier

Meet HUI! — the virtual garden assistant that’ll help your garden thrive with real-time environment condition updates and care instructions. In the movement towards a more green and sustainable future, urban farming has become a growing trend in cities. However, these environments differ greatly from that of farm land tended by skilled farmers, and not everyone […]

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The Eleven is an open source desktop 3D printer

The Eleven is an affordable 3D printer with a large build area and high precision.  Developed by Canadian startup ISG3D, the Eleven is a hackable desktop 3D printer with an open-air design. Boasting an impressive build envelope of 22cm x 40cm x 40cm, the machine is capable of creating decently-sized objects in a variety of filaments like PLA, ABS, Nylon and NinjaFlex. […]

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