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10 Posts authored by: Drew Fustini
Jason Huggins (@hugs) presented his Tapsterbot project at Chicago node.js meetup this week: Video Game Playing Nodebots: A State of the Union http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Nodejs/events/225360165/ My photos of the events: https://goo.gl/photos/LuAUsCoE156fgsMu9 Tapster Mobile Automation Robot: https://github.com/tapsterbot/tapsterbot Tapsterbot web-based simulator for robots: https://github.com/tapsterbot/simulator Tablet-sized Tapster plays Angry Birds: https://www.youtube.c ...
2015 Summit Session Recordings Now Available! Videos of Open Hardware Summit 2015 talks are now online: 2015 Summit Early Morning Sessions 2015 Summit Late Morning Sessions 2015 Summit Early Afternoon Sessions   2015 Summit Late Afternoon Sessions There are photos of OHS 2015 on Flickr: cheers, drew ...
I received my Alpha unit of the C.H.I.P. from Next Thing Co recently: (the blue tape at the top is just cause i found the bright power and activity LEDs annoying... I'm weirdo ) I loved the little detail of QC pass sticker featuring adorable doge with the words "Such Pass"   C.H.I.P. did very well on Kickstarter earlier this year: 39,560 backers $2,071,927 pledged I choose the Kernel Hacker reward level, so I got this Alpha C.H.I.P. hot off the assembly line: Full ship ...
Last month, I discovered there was a company called Outernet here in Chicago, where I live, that created a derivative of the BeagleBoard called Lantern:     Lantern: One Device, Free Data From Space Forever https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lantern-one-device-free-data-from-space-forever $696,653USD total funds raised Original campaign was 240% funded on January 11, 2015 Here's a quick description about how the satellite reception works: Lantern tunes into two frequency b ...
EDN has a great post on the Open Hardware Summit 2013:   Open-source hardware in the creative world Open Hardware Summit attendees packed the Kresge Auditorium at MIT last Friday with eyes and minds wide open to hear from engineers and makers on their open-source designs and overall thinking on the concept of sharing ideas and knowledge.   EDN spent the day at the Open Source Hardware Association-run event and shares a few of its finds here. Some of the following designs may at first ...
I had the plesure of attending the Make: Hardware Innovation Workshop last week prior to Maker Farie.   Here's my gallery: https://plus.google.com/photos/117542001281850354871/albums/5881415985068269297   And my YouTube playlist of videos I shot during the Innovation Showcase: https://plus.google.com/photos/117542001281850354871/albums/5881415985068269297   I particulary liked this PCB mill called OtherFab:   Cheers, Drew ...
I recently started working the BeagleBone, an Open Source Hardware Single Board Computer (SBC).  For those not familiar: BeagleBone is a low-cost credit-card-sized Linux computer that connects with the Internet and runs software such as Android 4.0 and Ubuntu. With plenty of I/O and processing power for real-time analysis provided by the TI Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor, BeagleBone can be complemented with cape plug-in boards which augment BeagleBone’s fu ...
LEDs always seem to inspire clever multiplexing solutions.  I got this kit recently and am looking forward to assembling it over the long weekend:   http://jimmieprodgers.com/kits/lolshield/ The LoL Shield is a charlieplexed LED matrix for the Arduino. The LEDs are individually addressable, so you can use it to display anything in a 9×14 grid. Scroll text, play games, display images, or anything else you want to do. I love the simplicity of the design.  Just ...
I've created album of my photos from Maker Faire:   http://picasaweb.google.com/pdp7pdp7/MakerFaire2010BayArea   Everyone else that went please post too.  There was no way to see everything so I am hoping to catchup on what I missed via other peoples experiences.   Drew @pdp7 ...
I had good fortune to attend Maker Faire 2010 - Bay Area - this past weekend in San Mateo.  This was my first Maker Faire and an incredible experience beyond my wildest dreams.  I had no idea the massive scale upon which the Faire operates.  One could have spent a week and probably not have seen everything:   Aside from all the cool gadgets & amazing inventions, a big highlight for me was spending time in the Learn to Solder tent with Mitch Altman (TV-B-Gone inventor &am ...

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