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Forget wearables. In the future, your clothes will connect to the internet — Quartz

November 20, 2016

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Imagine you’ve just purchased a new jacket from your favorite brand. You put it on for the first time, and scan a tag embedded in the sleeve with your phone. A menu of options pops up. You can find information about the jacket’s design, how the brand selected only sustainable materials, and details on the… via […]

Skywalker X-8 UAV Gives Students Vital Hacking and Flying Skills

June 17, 2016

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Pushing the maker envelope all the way to the Master level, [Przemyslaw Brudny], [Marek Ulita], and [Maciej Olejnik] from the Politechnika Wroclawska in Poland packed a UAV full of custom sensor boards for their thesis project. The Skywalker X-8 FPV drone underwent extensive modifications to accommodate the embedded systems as well as upgrading the chassis… via […]

Video Tech: Popcorn Robot, Time Hacks, Siri Beatboxing and a UFO Drone

April 27, 2016

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Robotic Glockenspiel plays Popcorn Canadian James Cochrane created a beautiful prototype for this robotic glockenspiel player built out of solenoids, wooden dowels, paperclips and elastic bands. But this is a completely different bag of computer chips, using servos, an Arduino Uno, MIDI shield and Adafruit’s 16 channel I2C servo driver. “My next project is to […]

Make Hack Three: 3D Printing an Elephant, Super Slo-Mo Cats and Computer History

February 7, 2016

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This week we trawl the net for interesting digital bits and find ourselves in animal territory with a full scale 3D printed elephant and some shaky cats in super Slo-Mo. In 2014 World Animal Protection’s Dutch team undertook a project asking people to sign an online pledge never to ride an elephant. Tourist shows and […]

Pushing Paper Tech to the Limits with a Cardboard Surfboard and Stratocaster Fender Guitar

January 30, 2016

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When one snowboarding company took to Youtube marketing a few years ago, they fired up some really cool projects. Anyone need a snowboard with solar power? Apparently there are only so many snowboards you can make before the creative well runs dry. Solar powered boarding may be the apex. Yes it did actually work, charging […]

Two Turntables and No Microphone

November 10, 2015

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Source: Two Turntables and No Microphone on Hackaday Jan Godde built this sexy ‘wooden sensor box with two rotary disks‘ as a sound creation experiment. Just look at the video to see how the platters work with the touch sensitive sliders, a gorgeous piece of interactive design. As Hackaday – where the project is featured – […]

Life Shoots Up Into Space and Down Into the Catacombs for Autumnal Thrill Ride

October 8, 2015

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Indulge your inner astronaut and Halloween delights with Newcastle Centre For Life’s autumn exhibitions and workshops. On All Hallows’ Eve groans and moans are guaranteed as otherwise sane people don the gore and get ready for Halloween Late’s horrifying antics. Saturday 31 October will be the chance for fans of the Walking Dead to go […]

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