Monthly Archives: May 2014

Robots, Bluetooth, Windows Runtime, and oh yeah, LEGOS!

Eric Schmidt shares with us a great project, using some of our favorite tools. How can you go wrong when LEGOs are in the mix! Some of our related past posts; LEGO, IR and Netduino? LEGO Mindstorms EV3 API, Windows … Continue reading

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The I2C Programmable NFC Tag

NFC tags are cool, but programming them to do your bidding – whether unlocking your computer, making an Arduino vending machine, or a smart home application – requires using an NFC device to program the tag over the air. An … Continue reading

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3D printing: How it works, its advantages, how it’s shaping business & how to invest [Infographic]

A new infographic created by VisualCapitalist on helf of Graphite, Graphene and 3D Printing company Lomiko Metals details the ins and outs of 3D printing and its effect on the business world. This article 3D printing: How it works, its … Continue reading

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Super Simple Gimbal For Multi-Rotor Aircraft Laughs In The Face Of Complexity

After the first flight of your newly built multi-copter, you will immediately want to add a camera. This sequence of events follows the laws of physics and is as predictable as gravity. Just strapping a camera on by way of a fixed … Continue reading

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Turn Gmail Into an RSS Reader With IFTTT

Whether you’re still struggling to get over the loss of Google Reader or you want to try out RSS subscriptions for the first time, you can set up Gmail as a makeshift feed reader in just a few minutes. We’ve … Continue reading

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What you need to know about solar energy

Right now, you can install relatively cheap technology on your own roof and power your house, gadgets and even your car. For free! Sorcery? Not so much. The Earth receives more energy from our sun in about one hour than … Continue reading

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Eureka! A Whisper-Quiet Wind Turbine Based On Archimedes’ Screw

When they’re standing out in a field, miles away from crowded urban centers, the sounds made by a wind turbine’s blades aren’t a big issue. But when they’re perched atop a downtown building, they create noise pollution that’s hard to … Continue reading

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