125dB | andrew stern // raconteur / journalist
Short Dumentaries & journalism series episodes with Andrew Stern entiltedv”think again”
news  journalism  documentary  andrewstern  nbc 
yesterday
Programmable Air: open source hardware kit for controlling inflatable soft robots
Programmable-Air was built to control inflatable soft robots, but it has since been used to make everything form air spray gun and pick and place tools to breathing balloon sculptures and Halloween props.

The guiding principle behind Programmable-Air is cost effectiveness, portability and ease of use. And it is completely open source
hardware  air  pneumatics  soft  robotics  robots 
4 days ago
MOTH(Man of the House) Corp: Expanding the vision and creativity of at-risk youth.
Expanding the vision and creativity of at-risk youth. Building leadership skills to create more resilient communities. What we do best is help cultivate the core of individual potential. We focus on learning about sustainability and environmental policy. We look at sustainability through a lens that brings positive attributes to the forefront of homes. The world of energy is a vast unlimited world to be explored. We focus to learn the policy teaches us conservation and to protect our homes.
activism  community  moth  education 
4 days ago
In Pursuit Of Haptics For A Better VR Experience | Hackaday
Virtual reality holds the promise of an immersive experience that can satisfy our senses to a level comparable with… well, reality. The field has come a long way, but Sarah Vollmer makes a good point that many of the VR systems currently in use are bulky and difficult to transfer from person to person.

While headsets have become smaller and lighter and now feature improved motion tracking and resolution, their ability to affect the user’s other senses hasn’t seen nearly the same advancement. Haptic feedback systems need to catch up with headsets, and how to unobtrusively allow users feel simulated physical contact in VR is an area Sarah is researching as part of her PhD work. This is the topic of her 2019 Hackaday Superconference talk which you’ll find embedded below.
hackaday  haptics  vr  virtualreality 
4 days ago
PolySense : Augmenting materials with electrical properties
Want to make CUSTOM SENSORS !?
...out of your favorite gloves !?
...or anything fibrous / porous !?

We got you covered.
assistive  wearables  etextiles  hackaday.io  project 
4 days ago
GitHub - ct-Open-Source/tuya-convert: A collection of scripts to flash Tuya IoT devices to alternative firmwares
A Chinese company named Tuya offers a free-to-brand turnkey smart home solution to anyone. Using their offer is dead-simple, since everything can be done by clicking through the Tuya web page, from choosing your pre-designed products or pre-programmed wifi-modules (mostly ESP8266) to building your own app. In the end, this has resulted in as they claim over 11 000 devices 'made' by over 10 000 vendors using Tuyas firmware and cloud services.
iot  internetofthings  toya  github  api  firmware 
4 days ago
Vermin Supreme, the "Elder Statesman of Wingnuts,"
Vermin Supreme, the "Elder Statesman of Wingnuts," Says His 2020 Presidential Campaign Is for Real @ Teen Vogue.

That’s right: Vermin Supreme — the man who made his name on a platform of free ponies, mandatory toothbrushing, and bringing actual kangaroos into courts; the man who calls himself a “friendly fascist” and “tyrant you can trust” — says he’s actually taking his 2020 campaign seriously.

“This election year is ultimately my first real campaign,” Supreme tells me. “I have a solid staff of about a dozen people around the country with the various state coordinators, and it's a very interesting thing. I've never really done it, and there's a lot more strategic concerns and things that never would have mattered when it was an imaginary campaign.”
humor  politics  verminsupreme  satire 
5 days ago
SCOPES Digital Fabrication – K-12 Digital Fabrication for STEM
Digital fabrication has the potential to transform k-12 education. With the SCOPES-DF project, the Fab Foundation is bringing together fabbers, makers, and educators to deepen our understanding of the “what”, “how” and “why” of STEM disciplines.
opensource  scopesdf  k12  education  community  makers 
5 days ago
We Are The Black Makers!
A Celebration Of Black Folks Who Make Things
makers  black  community  collaboration  diversity  makerspaces 
5 days ago
RTL-SDR Dongles (RTL2832U)
At RTL-SDR.com we sell significantly improved premium RTL-SDR dongles but keep the prices low and with free shipping. We strongly believe that our V3 dongles are currently the best 'bang for your buck' RTL-SDR dongles available on the market.
sdr  hardware  antenna  radio  wireless  usb 
5 days ago
Running OpenWebRX on balena to remotely monitor local radio spectrum
Combine a Raspberry Pi and an inexpensive SDR (Software-Defined Radio) dongle to create a remote monitoring device that you can place anywhere in the world (with internet access) to view the surrounding radio spectrum and stream audio from some of the detected signals.
sdr  balana  cloud  raspberrypi 
5 days ago
Nikola Corp | Nikola Badger; 600 mile range for an EV truck!
Specs are: 980 Ft Lbs torque; up to 906 HP, Up to 600 mile range (!!!)

Due out in Sept 2020, cost starts at $60K.
truck  electric  green  environmental  vechicle 
5 days ago
Driverless Van Homes: Comfort, Freedom & Below $0 Living Costs — Part 2
#VanLife as it stands today is a very compelling housing alternative to the adventurous and counterculture demographic. Though to dramatically reduce demand for fixed housing, the van life must become 10 times better than living in a shared room, shared housing or small apartment unit.The convergence of these technologies could enable driverless van homes to become the superior alternative to apartments and shared housing.
housing  autonomous  vans  homes 
6 days ago
The 22 Most-Used Python Packages in the World - Better Programming - Medium
As a starting point, I took a list of the most downloaded Python packages on PyPI over the past 365 days. Let’s dive in and find out what they do, how they’re related, and why they rank so high!
python  packages  library 
6 days ago
Generate 3D Printable QR Codes With This Web Tool | Hackaday
Since most people are carrying a camera-equipped computer in their pockets these days, QR codes can be a great way to easily share short snippets of information. You can put one on your business card so people can quickly access your contact information, or on your living room wall with your network’s SSID and encryption key. The design of QR codes also make them well suited to 3D printing, and thanks to a new web-based tool, you can generate your own custom STL in seconds.
hackaday  qrcode  3dprinting  3dmodelling 
6 days ago
Everything I Want to Do is Illegal - Joel Salatin - Google Books
Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces pastured beef, pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, rabbits, lamb and ducks, servicing roughly 6,000 families and 50 restaurants in the farm's bioregion. He has written 11 books to date and lectures around the world on land healing, local food systems.
activism  agriculture  salatin  book  green  vegan  vegetarian  farming  locavore  local 
6 days ago
National Environmental Health Association: NEHA |
NEHA currently serves 6,000 members to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all. Professionals who earn a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian credential from NEHA are recognized as having achieved an established standard of excellence. These environmental health professionals master a body of knowledge (which is verified by examination), and acquire sufficient experience to satisfactorily perform work responsibilities in the environmental health field.
neha  environment  climate  health  ehs 
8 days ago
Just Transition : framework for energy transition
Just Transition is a framework developed by the trade union movement[1] to encompass a range of social interventions needed to secure workers' rights and livelihoods when economies are shifting to sustainable production, primarily avoiding climate change and protecting biodiversity. For trade unions, “Just Transition” describes the transition towards a climate‐resilient and low‐carbon economy that maximizes the benefits of climate action while minimizing hardships for workers and their communities. Needs will vary in different countries, though some policies must be applied everywhere.
energy  green  activism  transition  fossil  jobs  economy  politics 
8 days ago
3D Print on Canvas - Wall Art!
Over the course of a few years as a hobby woodworker I used free plans found online to first build sliding barn door nightstands, then a Rustic Modern King Bedframe, and finally a desk for the master bedroom. In order to match the same wood look, I custom made some picture frames and mirror to match. But I couldn't figure out what sort of wall art to use above the bed. I got an idea that with a 3D printer and wood filament, I could design my own wall art on canvas! It was so simple, yet turned out beautiful!
wood  3dprinting  art  canvas  instructdables 
9 days ago
Rain-powered generator
Quint Crispin built a standard, brushed motor to generate power from rain falling on his roof. This wasn’t as efficient as he’d hoped, so he built a brushless version, shown here. The magnets spin, while the wire coils stay stationary, enabling Quint to capture the current generated without the friction that comes from a commutator.
energy  green  rain  hydro  renewable 
9 days ago
48pcs Wood Burning Kit
48pcs Wood Burning Kit - Soldering Iron, Temperature Adjustable with Wood Burning Pen + Embossing/Carving/Soldering Tips, 5 Stencils, 12 Pencils, Stand & Sharpener (Blue)
amazon  woodburning  soldering  tool  Pyrography  maker 
9 days ago
ATMakers | Helping Makers Help Others
ATMakers.org introduces Makers and Assistive Technology (AT) users and give these two communities the tools they need to collaborate.

ATMakers.org is an experiment in solving problems in Assistive Technology using the skills and tools of the Maker community. In short, we’ve seen tools in the Open-Source Hardware and Software community that can be incredibly useful for people with severe physical and cognitive challenges – we’d like to help introduce these communities to each other.
assistive  collaboration  makers  disabled  community 
9 days ago
Heat Set Insert Rig | Adafruit Learning System
In this project we’re building a rig for heat set inserts. When working with 3D printed parts, a press can help you install inserts.
3dprinting  inset  adafruit  cases  connector 
9 days ago
Heat-Set Insert For Soldering Irons - #4-40 / M3 Inserts
Wanna improve the connection strength between your project's 3D-printed parts, and also have nice clean surfaces? Instead of gluing bits together, or screwing plastic screws directly into your 3D prints, use strong and reusable machine screws and heat-set inserts. Heat set inserts are only a few cents a piece and have a grooved outside, with threads on the inside. Originally they were designed for injection molded parts but they work fabulously for 3D printed plastic as well.
soldering  m3  insert  3dprinting  adafruit  assembly  cases 
9 days ago
What is STEMMA? | Adafruit STEMMA & STEMMA QT | Adafruit Learning System
We call these STEMMA connectors - technically they are called 3 and 4 pin JST PH connectors. They're our way of making it easy to plug-n-play various sensors and devices without a lot of wiring. Especially with the board isn't breadboard-friendly, as above.

The idea is that by having easy-to-plug cables, you can wire up things without soldering, wiring and complexity.
connector  adafruit  stemma  qwiic 
9 days ago
JST SH 4-pin Right Angle Connector (10-pack) [Qwiic Compatible] ID: 4208 - $3.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits
If you're a DIY enthusiast who likes to micro-manage your project's connections, here is a 10-pack of some micro JST SH connectors! They're solid plastic with 4 x 1mm pitch through-hole mounting tabs. In an SMT line you can just paste over the through holes and the pads will solder in place.

This connector can be used with Qwiic boards and cables, to easily connect sensors and drivers from one board to the other.
qwiic  adafruit  connector  jst  maker 
9 days ago
SparkFun LoRa Gateway - 1-Channel (ESP32) - WRL-15006 - SparkFun Electronics
The SparkFun 1-Channel LoRa Gateway is a powerful 3-network capable device thanks to an onboard ESP32 WROOM module and an RFM95W LoRa modem. The RFM95W handles the 915MHz band while the ESP32 takes care of Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities. One of the ideal uses is to convert LoRa (Long Range) radio messages into data packets that you can access via the web, but of course the flexibility it offers can be put to many more uses! It's a perfect, low-cost tool for monitoring a dozen-or-so LoRa devices and relaying their messages up to the cloud.
lora  sparkfun  gateway  wireless  esp32 
9 days ago
Music Player Erected From Floppy Disks | Hackaday
Holding on to a cache of old floppies because nostalgia? Us too, and this might be the coolest possible use for ’em. While it’s fun to imagine that he wrote a compression algorithm to fit a lossless copy of Coltrane’s Blue Train on a 1.44Mb coaster, or somehow rolled his own mini-disc, [Dino Fizzotti]’s Diskplayer uses floppies to serve up Spotify albums.

What’s actually on the floppy, then? The corresponding Spotify album URL. He just pops a disk in the drive, and the Pi does the rest — it detects the floppy event and executes a script that starts an open-source Spotify client.
hackaday  floppy  music  retro 
9 days ago
ImpactNights | Inclusive Economy Consortium
The Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity at SMU Lyle School of Engineering and the Inclusive Economy Consortium are delighted to present the monthly series for Agents of a Climate-Smart Inclusive Economy
events  community  dallas  sustainability  climate  environment  smu  meetup 
11 days ago
Project North Star is Now Open Source - Leap Motion Blog
At Leap Motion, we envision a future where the physical and virtual worlds blend together into a single magical experience. At the heart of this experience is hand tracking, which unlocks interactions uniquely suited to virtual and augmented reality. To explore the boundaries of interactive design in AR, we created Project North Star, which drove us to push beyond the limitations of existing systems.

Today, we’re excited to share the open source schematics of the North Star headset, along with a short guide on how to build one. By open sourcing the design and putting it into the hands of the hacker community, we hope to accelerate experimentation and discussion around what augmented reality can be.
augmentedreality  ar  xr  leapmotion  haptics  display  wearables  glasses 
11 days ago
How to Build Project North Star
How to Build Project North Star Simplified Version @ exiii.

Wearable Haptic Technology for XR
xr  augmentedreality  diy  display  glasses  wearable  leapmotion 
11 days ago
How To Make Augmented Reality Headset? | Delhi Technology Club
uilding an AR headset is an amazing journey as it combines 3d printing , optics, electronics, hand detection algorithm , 3d game engine & mechanics.
ar  xr  augmentedreality  display  diy  wearable 
11 days ago
Carbon tape: cabon fiber heater
All heated clothes can be roughly divided into two categories: 5-15 watts of power and the power of 30-90 watts.
The most simple and inexpensive commercially available heated clothing refers to the first type. They work from a small light batteries for many hours so can give just a little heat per hour. They usually have 3-4 small heating element, so heated unevenly. Since heat generated in a small area we can feel it but this amount of power is only enough in the cool summer night. Like this one.
The second type of clothing are usually bought by bikers, divers, hikers, pilots and mountaineers and can be subjected to very cold conditions. This type of heated clothing requires a huge amount of energy to heat evenly throughout the body.
heat  energy  fiber  carbon 
11 days ago
E-paper Shield Kit | Crowd Supply
The E-paper Shield Kit makes it easy for you to have fun playing with E-paper, no electronics experience required! Now anyone can try out their next idea by using the E-paper Shield Kit: an easy to use starter pack that is familiar for hobbyists and welcoming to newcomers.

Working with an E-paper manufacturer’s engineering team, I have designed an E-paper adapter board that anyone can use to easily draw on E-paper. Now I’d like to share it with the world!
e-ink  epaper  crowdsupply 
11 days ago
snapVCC | Crowd Supply
snapVCC is a highly portable and convenient power supply for your electronics projects. It’s designed to fit right on a 9V battery and give you 3.3V or 5V power wherever you need it.
battery  energy  snapvcc  9volt  embedded  power 
11 days ago
RobPo/lorapaper: LoraPaper Arduino Library
Welcome to the docs! This is an Arduino Library for LoraPaper, a TTN-connected 1.1” E-Paper node which is powered by ambient light and thus energy-autark.
github  epaper  eink  display  arduino  energyharvesting  lorapaper  lora  wireless 
11 days ago
LoraPaper Is a Connected ePaper Device That Runs Entirely on Light - Hackster.io
No batteries required to build this self-sufficient weather station. LoraPaper is an E Ink unit that connects to the Internet, displays information, and only requires ambient light to function. The creator is Robert Poser, who is passionate about ePaper displays, and it shows. His self-sufficient node sends and receives information with The Things Network (TTN). It uses the LoRa protocol, which is ideal for devices that need long-range communication while using minimal power.
lora  lorawan  eink  epapter  display  energyharvesting 
11 days ago
Panel Mount LED Socket | Hackaday.io
My WDC-1 Project required 86 console lights. The cheapest I could find online was about 50 cents each. Regardless of the cost I was looking for a vintage vibe so I designed these at a cost of a few cents each.
hackaday.io  3dprinted  led  leds  lights 
11 days ago
XR Showdown™: game development competition
Hosted in ION XR lab within Station Houston, the XR Showdown™ involves college students and recent graduates creating VR/AR/MR simulations and games for enterprise use, followed by a review by potential employers — all featured in a livestream TV show
xr  ar  vr  augmentedreality  competition  hackathon  houston  virtualreality  stationhouston 
12 days ago
Old Rotary Phone Gets Called Into Action | Hackaday
nside are some things you’d expect, like a SIM800 GSM module for the telephony part, and an ESP32 to count the pulses from the dialer and communicate between it and the GSM module. But it also has a few things we haven’t seen before. The entire journey is outlined in a five-part video series, and we’ve got part one dialed in for you after the break.
hackaday  rotary  phone  commnications 
12 days ago
2020 Wearable Technologies Workshop - April 27-28, 2020
The Technology Collaboration Center is planning to hold a 2 day Wearable Technologies Workshop on April 27 & 28, 2020, hosted by NASA Johnson Space Center, using a format similar to the TCC's 2018 and 2019 Wearable Technologies Workshops.

The first day will have the Challenge Program, when university student teams demonstrate proof-of-concept prototypes developed to address challenges posted by NASA and other organizations.

The second day will have a TCC technology workshop with cross-sector presentations on the latest technology advances and unmet challenges related to wearable technologies.

More details on the workshop will be provided by late February.
houston  wearables  workshop  conference 
13 days ago
WireGuard: fast, modern, secure VPN tunnel
An extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPsec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. WireGuard is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and super computers alike, fit for many different circumstances. Initially released for the Linux kernel, it is now cross-platform (Windows, macOS, BSD, iOS, Android) and widely deployable. It is currently under heavy development, but already it might be regarded as the most secure, easiest to use, and simplest VPN solution in the industry.
vpn  networking  security  linux  opensource  crossplatform 
13 days ago
Holographic Audio Visualizer with Motion Control - Hackster.io
A 3D holographic audio visualizer with gesture control can definitely spice up your party and impress your friends. This display projects an image from a monitor down onto an acrylic pyramid, or "frustum", which then creates a 3D effect.
hackster.io  holograph  holographic  display  raspberrypi  tutorial  3d 
14 days ago
Global University Innovation : Intellectual Property Investment, Analysis & Services
Tekcapital plc is a UK IP investment group focused on creating market value from university technology. We accomplish this by acquiring, enhancing and developing bright new discoveries from our network of over 4,500 universities and research centers in 160 countries. We also provide a suite of bespoke tech transfer services to accelerate commercialisation of university innovations.
innovation  university  research  investment 
16 days ago
BioIntelliSense: Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform and FDA-cleared BioSticker™
The BioIntelliSense Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform and FDA-cleared BioSticker™ on-body sensor are bringing medical grade monitoring and management to the home for scalable remote care.
health  remote  iot  internetofthings  medical  sensor  cloud 
16 days ago
HackEEG:Arduino shield for EEG, EMG, and EKG bio-signals acquisition @ Crowdsupply
HackEEG is an affordable, high-performance, fully open source TI ADS1299 Arduino shield ideally suited for digitizing biosignals like EEG, EMG, and EKG. If you want to read your brainwaves, do brain-computer interfacing, or build high-performance lab instruments for neuroscience or biology, HackEEG is for you!
crowdsupply  eeg  arduino  shield  medical  health 
16 days ago
Inkplate 6 : Versatile, easy-to-use, Wi-Fi-enabled e-paper display
A powerful, Wi-Fi enabled ESP32 microcontroller makes this six-inch e-paper display – recycled from a Kindle e-reader – incredibly easy to control. Just plug in a USB cable, open Arduino IDE, and change the contents of the screen with few lines of code.
eink  crowdsupply  display  kindle 
16 days ago
ANAVI Miracle Controller | Crowd Supply
ANAVI Miracle Controller is an open source hardware Wi-Fi development board powered by the ESP8266 and designed to control two 5 V and 12 V addressable LED strips simultaneously. It supports popular LEDs including Neopixel, WS2811, WS2812B, TM1809, etc. It also has a dedicated slot for a mini OLED I²C display and slots for up to three additional I²C sensor modules.
esp8266  wifi  anavi  neopixels  leds  crowdsupply 
16 days ago
REAPER | Audio Production Without Limits
REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset.
audio  music  software  reaper  drum  tony 
17 days ago
Web Audio API @ Mozilla Developer Network
The Web Audio API provides a powerful and versatile system for controlling audio on the Web, allowing developers to choose audio sources, add effects to audio, create audio visualizations, apply spatial effects (such as panning) and much more.
api  audio  music  webaudio  javascript  browserbased  tony  drum 
17 days ago
Beat Detection Using JavaScript and the Web Audio API | Beatport Engineering
This article explores using the Web Audio API and JavaScript to accomplish beat detection in the browser. Let’s define beat detection as determining (1) the location of significant drum hits within a song in order to (2) establish a tempo, in beats per minute (BPM).
beat  audio  music  drum  tony  javascript  webaudio 
17 days ago
Wearable Technologies | WT | Wearable Technologies is the pioneer and worldwide leading innovation and market development platform for technologies worn close to the body, on the body or even in the body.
Wearable Technologies is the pioneer and world leading innovation and market development platform for technologies worn close to the body, on the body and even in the body. Since 2006 the platform has successfully established an ecosystem of more than 30,000 companies comprising market leaders and highly innovative companies
blog  news  wearables  online 
17 days ago
GliaX/Otoscope: An open source otoscope ear inspection device
An open source otoscope ear inspection device that uses disposable specula. The goal is to bring production down to approximately USD$5 per unit. The original design and work is by the talented Frankie Talarico. The license is TAPR OHL where applicable.
diy  medical  hackaday.io  hackday  github 
18 days ago
aubio: a library for audio and music analysis
aubio is a library to label music and sounds. It listens to audio signals and attempts to detect events. For instance, when a drum is hit, at which frequency is a note, or at what tempo is a rhythmic melody.

Its features include segmenting a sound file before each of its attacks, performing pitch detection, tapping the beat and producing midi streams from live audio.
github  audio  aubio  python  crossplaform  opensource  music 
18 days ago
Body heat Energy Harvesting breakout TEG from Bobricius
LTC3108 body heat Energy Harvesting power supply, Breakout / standalone power module. Features: *Operates from Inputs of 20mV; *Complete Energy Harvesting Power Management; *Logic Controlled Output
tindie  wearable  energy  solar  harvesting  energyharvesting 
18 days ago
Stylish Thermometer Is DIY Hardware Perfection | Hackaday
his slick MQTT-connected thermometer created by [Martin Cerny] is a perfect example.

The case for the device, which [Martin] calls Temper, is printed in a stone-look PLA filament and has been carefully designed so that LEDs shining behind it illuminate perfect square “pixels” on the front. There’s a living hinge button on the left side, and on the right, an opening for the SHT30 temperature and humidity sensor. Some may say that the look of the sensor aperture could be improved with a printed grille, but there was likely a concern about reduced airflow.
mqtt  medical  thermometer  hackaday  health 
18 days ago
wESP32 - Ethernet to WiFi Bridge Demo Code | Crowd Supply
’m always looking for neat things that can be done with the wESP32. Usually they involve some other piece of hardware to work—this makes sense because that’s the use case the wESP32 was created for. But it’s nice to be able to do something useful out of the box as well.

So I was intrigued when a customer pointed out this Ethernet to WiFi data forwarding demo that Espressif has in their esp-iot-solution repo (which by the way contains many more useful things). Here was something useful the wESP32 could do right out of the box, no other hardware required!
poe  ethernet  power  wesp32  esp32  arduino  wifi  networking 
19 days ago
Homebridge on Raspberry Pi with docker @ Github
This guide will show you how to run the oznu/homebridge docker image on a Raspberry Pi.
docker  homebridge  homeautomation  raspberrypi  homekit  container  github 
19 days ago
HomeBridge : HomeKit support for the impatient.
Homebridge is a lightweight NodeJS server that emulates the iOS HomeKit API. Homebridge allows you to integrate with smart home devices that do not support the HomeKit protocol. Here are just some of the manufacturers you can integrate with.
internetofthings  homekit  iot  homeautomation  nodejs 
19 days ago
docker-lifx-daydusk: LAN-based implementation of the LIFX Day and Dusk functionality
This container reproduces the LIFX Day and Dusk scheduling functionality locally but removes the dependency on the LIFX Cloud and adds fine-grained control over bulb selection, timing, kelvin value and power status.
lifx  homeautomation  github  docker  container 
19 days ago
Hardware Resetting your LIFX
By hardware resetting your light you are bringing it back to basics, as if it were new. It may be necessary when you need to connect to a new network, if you have changed your network password, or are having troubles with your light.
lifx  momentship  hardware  reset  homeautomation  led 
21 days ago
How to 3D Print Joints – Simply Explained | All3DP
3D printing joints may seem intimidating, but they're simple if you keep some tips in mind. Check out this simple guide to learn how to 3D print joints.
3dprinting  connectors  joints 
22 days ago
How to design snap-fit joints for 3D printing | 3D Hubs
Snap-fit joints are a quick and easy way of connecting two 3D printed components together using interlocking features. Not only are they a low cost and time saving connection method but they can also reduce the number of parts in an assembly and offer the possibility of rapid assembly and disassembly.

In this article, you'll learn which snap-fit connectors are the most appropriate for 3D Printing, good design practices to consider when designing snap-fits with plastics, and discover which 3D printing process is the most suitable for manufacturing your snap-fit connections.
3dpinted  connectors  snapfit 
22 days ago
EveryDollar Budgeting App | EveryDollar.com
EveryDollar helps you create a monthly budget so you can achieve your money goals. Say goodbye to money stress and hello to confidence in your financial future. Create your first budget in less than 10 minutes.
budget  finance  money  banking  software  online  crossplatform  ramsey 
23 days ago
YNAB. Personal Budgeting Software for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android
What really makes You Need A Budget different is that we can teach you how to manage your money and get ahead—for good.
budget  money  finance  software  online  crossplatform 
23 days ago
Conservation Hawks: hunters & anglers defending our future
We are a group of passionate hunters & anglers devoted to protecting our sporting heritage and passing on a healthy natural world to our kids and grandkids. Our motto says it all: Hunters & Anglers Defending Our Future.

What makes us different? At Conservation Hawks, our job is to identify and address the single biggest threat to our hunting & fishing. That’s why we focus all our time & energy on the most important issue for sportsmen: Climate Change.
environment  climate  climatechange  conservative  sports  fishing 
23 days ago
Unauthorized Bread: Real rebellions involve jailbreaking IoT toasters | Ars Technica
"Unauthorized Bread"—a tale of jailbreaking refugees versus IoT appliances—is the lead novella in author Cory Doctorow's Radicalized, which has just been named a finalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's national book award, the Canada Reads prize. "Unauthorized Bread" is also in development for television with Topic, parent company of The Intercept; and for a graphic novel adaptation by First Second Books, in collaboration with the artist and comics creator JR Doyle. It appears below with permission from the author.
humor  iot  internetofthings  doctorow  scifi  book 
23 days ago
Voice Driven Web Apps: Introduction to the Web Speech API
The new JavaScript Web Speech API makes it easy to add speech recognition to your web pages. This API allows fine control and flexibility over the speech recognition capabilities in Chrome version 25 and later. Here's an example with the recognized text appearing almost immediately while speaking.
speech  chrome  google  api  web  browserbased 
23 days ago
Virtual Medicine | Cedars-Sinai | Best Practices in Medical VR
Explosive advances in delivering low-cost, portable, and high-quality VR to the masses has spawned a new multibillion dollar field called Medical VR. The next challenge is to scale and implement VR into everyday clinical practice. Clinicians and investigators are learning what works – and doesn’t work – in creating “Virtualist” consult services and VR programs for patient care.
medical  virtualreality  augmentedreality 
24 days ago
Raspberry Pi Smart Watch - Hackster.io
Smartwatch with WiFi and Bluetooth made from a Raspberry Pi Zero W, an LCD screen, and a 3D-printed enclosure.
hackster.io  wearable  watch  raspberrypi  pizero 
24 days ago
57North Hacklab » Aberdeen's First Hackerspace
57North is a hacker collective with a shared space (known as the hacklab, hackspace, hackerspace, or simply just the space) located in Aberdeen, Scotland. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community.
makespace  aberdeen  scotland 
24 days ago
Art of Electronics – The X Chapters | by Horowitz and Hill
The Art of Electronics: The x-Chapters expands on topics introduced in the third edition of The Art of Electronics, completing the broad discussions begun in the latter. In addition to covering more advanced materials relevant to its companion, The x-Chapters also includes extensive treatment of many topics in electronics that are particularly novel, important, or just exotic and intriguing. You’ll find here techniques and circuits that are available nowhere else!
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