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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Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #1

Hello, World! Here is your weekly digest of all the latest and quirkiest science, technology, engineering, art, math, open source, DIY, and Pro-Maker news! Early universe ‘fireworks’ challenge notions of how stars form NASA, ESA, T. Johnson/University of Michigan At the rate things are going, astronomers may have to toss out the rule book for…

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SPP 82: Now With Artificially Flavored Intelligence

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #82 for June 18, 2017. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2017/STEAM_0082_18JUN17.mp3 This week we cover: Wastewater Treatment Tech Kills Pathogens and Generates Electricity Lowe’s Testing Exoskeletons for Employees Google Unveils a New AI-focuses Processor, offers Hardware as a Service Algorithms Design New Nutella Jars Mathematically Proof for Possibility of Time Travel Supreme Court Smackdown on Patent Trolls Supreme…

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Writing Arduino Code using Visual Studio and Visual Micro

Gears of Resistance Special for May 30, 2017 In this video we look at jumping up from the standard Arduino IDE and take a stab at programming use Microsoft’s Visual Studio Community Edition 2017 and third-party extension Visual Micro. We also look at how to put our code under source code control using GitHub. Some…

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3D Printable Enclosure Design with Fusion 360

Gears of Resistance Special for May 24, 2017 In the previous two videos was we talked about the workflow for taking an Eagle PCB board file and using the OtherMill Pro to make a circuit board.  Then we took tat same Eagle board file and moved it into Fusion 360 to begin making an enclosure….

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