The Maven Box: an Arduino Controller for Software Developers

Every job has it's routine. I am a software developer who works with a Git/Maven based workspace everyday. So when I start working, my daily routine is to update and build my local workspace, pulling changes from GitHub, execute a maven build and execute the updated software. Usually I get my first coffee after that, but because I love coffee so much I thought there must be a faster way to get my system upd ...

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Voladd: The First Fully Integrated 3D Printer

Voladd gives you the power of having what you want, when you want it. Ever since you were a child, you have always wanted to be a creator. To be able to hold in your hand the things you have always imagined. And now, with Voladd, you can finally create the objects you've always dreamed of. Instantly create what you want, when you want it. The 3D Printer designed not to look like the standard 3D printer. Vol ...

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3D Eagle BRD Viewer

3D BRD Viewer is a free tool to visualize CadSoft EAGLE PCB Designs in 3D. You can drag your .brd file anywhere on this page and have a full 360 degree view of how your board will appear after assembly. Overview 3D BRD Viewer is a free tool to visualize CadSoft EAGLE PCB Designs in 3D. You can drag your .brd file anywhere on this page and have a full 360 degree view of how your board will appear after assem ...

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iKeybo, The Advanced Projection Keyboard

Serafim is a company of some talents and experts in optoelectronics industry, and it aims to offer affordable, useful, and cool consumer electronics for a better computing experience. The latest amazing product by Serafim is: iKeybo! iKeybo is a virtual projection multilingual keyboard that can turn any flat surface into a keyboard. iKeybo can work as a piano too. Check this video to see iKeybo in action: i ...

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Researchers Developed Low Cost Battery From Graphite Waste

Lithium-ion batteries are flammable and the price of the raw material is increasing. Scientists and engineers have been trying to find out a safe yet efficient alternative to the Lithium-ion technology. The researchers of Empa and ETH Zürich have discovered promising approaches as to how we might produce powerful batteries out of waste graphite and scrap metal. Kostiantyn Kravchyk and Maksym Kovalenko, the ...

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Arduino Type K Temperature Indicator

There are lots of Arduino projects to read temperature with different devices, this is an easy one to measure high temperatures with type K thermocouples (1300ºC).Skills necessary for this project are basic (buying max IC already mounted) but I have mount an MAX31855 in a printed circuit (thanks to Antonio an specialist in this).With this hand held instrument, is possible to have an accurate temperature rea ...

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Lettuce for Life – Arduino 101 Based Automated Controller for Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics, Etc. Intel Curie

SUMMARY A device that can be used to control up to 4 different Hydroponic/Aeroponic Systems at once. The device will control the components of the system and will display notification to a LCD screen and allow the user to customize settings via Bluetooth. This system will be user friendly and optimized for fast growing so that even the least experienced user can grow lettuce with minimal maintenance require ...

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New electrolyte promises to rid lithium batteries of short-circuiting dendrites

Dendrites – thin conductive filaments that form inside lithium batteries – reduce the life of these cells and are often responsible for them catching fire. Scientists working at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) of the US Department of Energy claim to have produced a new electrolyte for lithium batteries that not only completely eliminates dendrites, but also promises to increase battery effi ...

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Synesthesia Mask

https://youtu.be/9vLSuLL9xLA Inspiration What if I told you that 2+2=Red!?!? What!?! I know this sounds crazy but for people with synesthesia this might be their reality. Synesthesia is defined as "the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body." This is a complicated way of saying that people with synesthesia have blended s ...

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Dual-Channel Quadrature Hall-Effect Bipolar Switch Module for Magnetic Encoder

The A1230 is a dual-channel, bipolar switch with two Hall-effect sensing elements, each providing a separate digital output for speed and direction signal processing capability. The Hall elements are photo lithographically aligned to better than 1 µm. maintaining accurate mechanical location between the two active Hall elements eliminates the major manufacturing hurdle encountered in fine-pitch detection ap ...

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Environmental Alert System

https://youtu.be/gWZ6Z1ptUis What's that smell? It's noxious gas of course! If you're in an environment where there's a possibility of gaseous release of which you'd rather not breathe, why not build an automatic system for sensing and alerting you? The design for the Environmental Alert System is driven by my motivation to understand the concentrations of different chemicals in the air. The unit consists o ...

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PICOCORE MX8MM FEATURES I.MX8 MINI AND RUNS LINUX

F&S Elektronik Systeme has unveiled its 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX8MM” module which runs Linux on a quad-A53, 1.8GHz i.MX8 Mini with up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC plus WiFi/BT, a GbE controller, PCIe, and optional -40 to 85°C support. The PicoCore MX8MM is a i.MX8M variant with lower video resolution, but a faster clock rate. The PicoCore MX8MM has the same 40 x 35mm footprint as other F&S PicoCore mod ...

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