Arduino Graduates, Enters the Professional World

The humble Arduino embedded development platform marked it’s 15th year of existence recently. Ever since the original RS-232 serial port-based Arduino became a reality, the companies behind the platform have made steady progress in improving the capabilities with each new generations of boards. The board and the associated C-based programming language (originally called Wiring) were…

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GoR 84: Return of the Geek

Gears of Resistance #84 for April 21, 2018 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2018/GOR_0084_21APR18.mp3 This week we cover: IoT and Cybersecurity FTC Lets You Fix Your Stuff Without Voiding Your Warranty Ultrasonic Hacking Google AIY Let’s You Play With Neural Networks Nintendo Labo: Physical Meets Virtual Intel Shutting Down Group Behind AR Goggles Wearable Solar Cells 3D Product Fabrication All-In-One…

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We’re Not Dead Yet!

The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated!  But….. We have sunset STEAM Power Podcast, or rather it will be subsumed into Gears of Resistance as a segment on that show.  In short, life got nuts and I needed to consolidate to stay sane. Also, I was getting tired of doing things I felt were…

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Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #6

Dubai tests a passenger drone for its flying taxi service Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service . That’s why on Monday, it staged a maiden test flight for one… https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/26/dubai-volocopter-passenger-drone-test/ Microsoft’s new coding language is made for quantum computers When one…

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Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #5

Ready Maker One! MakeVR Pro Adds Precision 3D Modeling Tools Want to create precision 3D models in virtual reality and print them out? Sure you do. There are a handful of VR modelers out there, but the brand-new MakeVR… http://makezine.com/2017/08/07/ready-maker-one-makevr-pro-adds-precision-3d-modeling-tools/ That Guy Dressed Up as a Car Seat to Solve a Robocar Riddle Somewhere in…

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Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #4

Mouser Now Offers The Powerful Open Source UDOO x86 SBC We spoke about the UDOO Kickstarter campaign just over a year ago . From this month, the powerful x86 single board computers are available on Mouser.com. https://www.open-electronics.org/mouser-now-offers-the-powerful-open-source-udoo-x86-sbc/ Arduino Create is now available on Chrome OS devices The new Arduino Create Chrome App enables students and other…

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Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #3

Stanford built a ‘4D’ camera for cars, robots and VR  A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect “eye” for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It’s a…  https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/25/stanford-4d-camera-robots/ Citizen scientists find a failed star in the Sun’s neighborhood Citizen scientists may not have the time and equipment of their…

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6 and 20 Sided Dice Simulator

Looking for something cool to build with your new Micro:bit embdded device?  How about a dice simulator that rolls a 6-sided die if you press button A or a 20-sided die if you press button B.

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SPP 83: Spectacle of Rockin’ Romans in Space (and BitCoin)

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #83 for July 29, 2017. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2017/STEAM_0083_29JUL17.mp3 This week we cover: Clothing That Can Charge Your Phone Human Radio Signals Could Be Helping Shield Us From Space Storms Explaining BitCoin Google Gets Into Geothermal Energy Business Google Glass Returns  |  SnapChat Spectacles Disney Unveils Plans for Star Wars Hotel Roman Concrete Secrets Unlocked Quindar:…

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Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #2

Bluetooth LE Standard Gains Mesh Networking for Improved Smart Home Connectivity The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that its Bluetooth technology has been updated with support for mesh networking , designed to create…https://www.macrumors.com/2017/07/18/bluetooth-standard-mesh-networking/ Google Glass Is Officially Back, Doing Something It Doesn’t Suck At Agco Google has officially announced what we’ve known for two…

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