Category Archives: Electronics

Sinclair ZX81 plus Raspberry Pi and Arduino retrofitting project

Well, this project really deserves our attention! Blogger Smittytone recently published part I of his a href=”http://smittytone.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/the-sinclair-zx81-a-raspberry-pi-retro-restyle-part-1/” title=”Sinclair ZX81 Raspberry Pi Arduino” target=”_blank”>”Sinclair ZX81 reviving“ project using a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino. In a nutshell: the Raspberry Pi works … Continue reading

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From 128 Megabytes to 256 Gigabytes in less than 9 years: a USB-drive story

Can’t remember when I first bought my first USB pendrive. I presume it was something like a 256 Megabytes, acting as an MP3 player and costing some 70 euros (about 90 USD). Back then, it seemed as a lot of … Continue reading

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What if Wi-Fi was visible? An artist illustrates an unusual world

What if you could see Wi-Fi? Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm has put together a very interesting set of images where Washington D.C. shows in full color Wi-Fi fields and rainbows. It’s an unusual approach and a very cool one: … Continue reading

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Rastrack: where in the world are Raspberry PIs?

Meet Rastrack: a Google Maps-based service where you can register for free and tell where you’re taking care of your Raspberry PI – geolocating it, and when it was shipped to you. Check the numbers, check how many people around … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi FM transmitter: one short wire and a radio let you broadcast WAV files (Vine footage included)

Another Raspberry Pi project: how to turn RPi into an FM transmitter? Imperial College Robotics Society released this Python code that streams a simple (44.1 KHz, mono, 16 bit) audio WAV file into FM. How to prepare this recipe: download … Continue reading

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1 Million Raspberry PIs sold! What did Eben Upton really thought at the beginning?

I love Raspberry PI, that’s a fact! It’s the perfect computer to learn, play, build and have fun. As reported by TechCrunch: To celebrate the company released this cute info graphic, informing us that, if stacked end to end, a … Continue reading

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NASA’s Curiosity achievement, technology & some fun too!

A few things about great NASA Curiosity mission you may have missed! Apple was almost everywhere in this mission… just check out this photo of the EDL Ops Center (Entry-Descent-Land Operation) : Mac OS X looks like the weapon of … Continue reading

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Lego Brain Bricks: Build, Connect, Play (with an iPad, some electronics and a lot of Legos!)

Needless to say, I love this stuff! It just sums up some of the things I love the most: Lego, iPad gaming, some cool programming and some pretty electronics! LEGO® BrainBricks from Wonder Years on Vimeo. BrainBricks is a concept … Continue reading

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Google’s sunglasses: Terminator look and Google’s augmented reality technology for the ultimate gadget

Google’s so-called “Terminator” glasses – they’re a pet project being developed at Google’s X laboratory, and will presumably place a computerized overlay on the real world. An exciting detail from the New York Times — the sunglasses will be ready … Continue reading

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Cubelets: the modular robotics you’ve been missing!

Make Magazine is always a great source of inspiration for tinkering-oriented people like me. In this post, Make introduces the Cubelets from ModRobotics: a great educational tool for kids and adults alike! Just like Lego, but with some brain too! … Continue reading

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