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CUTTING A WEARABLE DISPLAY IN HALF IS HARDER AND SIMPLER THAN IT SEEMS

In the world of hardware hacking, you sometimes spend a ridiculous amount of time debugging a problem, only to find a simple solution that was right in front of you the whole time. [Zack Freedman] got a good dose of this while building the Optigon V2, a modified Epson Moverio wearable display he uses as a …

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Gesture based Intelligent Appliance Control

With Artificial Intelligence, the science fiction is turning into reality and automation is taking… Description With Artificial Intelligence, the science fiction is turning into reality and automation is taking over the world. Inspired by the Iron man and Jarvis we decided to build something similar which can be controlled just by hand gestures. This system …

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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS AT THE TOUCH OF A PLANETARY CUBE

[Noteolvides] creates the CubeTouch, a cube made of six PCBs soldered together that creates a functional and interactive piece of art through its inlaid LEDs and capacitive touch sensors. The device itself is connected through a USB-C connector that powers the device and allows it to send custom keyboard shortcuts, depending on which face is touched. …

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MEET THE $795 USB 4.0 SWITCH FOR USB4 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

A few months back, the specification for the USB 4.0 was released by the USB implementers forum with a promise of 2x the speed of USB3.2; 40GB/s and while there currently no devices in the market based on it, its features are definitely things device manufacturers will be leveraging on in a few months to increase their …

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NEW GAP9 IOT OFFERS FIVE TIMES LOWER POWER CONSUMPTION THAN GAP8

Last year, GreenWaves Technologies launched the GAP8 multi-core RISC-V microcontroller, aimed at artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge at ultra-low power consumption. Results from the GAP8 IoT SoC shows it performs inference at 3.7mA against 60mA for the same workload on STM32F7 Arm Cortex-M7 MCU. As a result of this performance, the company has now expanded its GAP IoT application processor family They launched GAP9, which …

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MUDITA PURE PHONE, HELPS YOU MEDITATE AND AVOID DISTRACTIONS

Smartphones are pivotal to our day to day activities. They help us in many ways, but too often they become a time-consuming burden we carry with us all the time. Due to this, Mudita addressed this problem, through designing Mudita Pure phone. The Mudita Pure phone has a minimalist design for simple living. The company says: Designing Mudita Pure was …

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KEITHLEY SMUS EMULATE CLASSIC CURVE TRACERS WITH NEW SOFTWARE

Tektronix brings many of the key features loved in classic curve tracers to Keithley SourceMeter source measure units (SMUs) with the release of its Keithley I-V Tracer software. Tektronix introduced the industry’s first curve tracer in 1955 to display characteristic curves for vacuum tubes. This was followed by models for testing transistors, diodes, and other solid-state …

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BACK TO THE FUTURE PROP CAN TELL WHEN IT HITS 88 MPH

Obviously, the most iconic piece of fictional hardware from the Back to the Future films is Doc Brown’s DeLorean DMC-12 time machine. But we’d have to agree with [Jason Altice] of CodeMakesItGo that the second-most memorable gadget is the modified Futaba remote control used to control the DeLorean from a distance. Now, thanks to his detailed build guide, you can …

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INTRODUCTION TO UTSOURCE.NET PARTS DISTRIBUTOR

Part sourcing is one of the most important and challenging activities associated with the development of any hardware project. So, selecting the right one is a critical step in the success of any product. From finding the exact components at the desired quantity, to buying the components at a price that suits sales margins, getting …

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Raspberry Pi Drives Tiny CNC Drawing Machine

Maker and developer Pheux9558, as they’re known on Reddit, has developed a custom CNC drawing machine from scratch using a Raspberry Pi. This tiny CNC machine(opens in new tab) is much smaller than your average plotter and uses some recycled hardware from old PCs, including parts from a CD drive and even components of an old floppy drive. …

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