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RuuviTag | Open-Source Bluetooth Sensor Beacon with 1 Km Range

Ruuvi Innovations, a startup out of Finland, has successfully crowdfunded a fully opensourced Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 5 ready) sensor beacon. The RuuviTag is a sensor beacon with a 1 kilometer open air range and offers unlimited possibilities for makers, developers, IoT companies and educational institutions. The company has decided to defy the status quo by releasing all of their sources to the public.
The key differentiators that set RuuviTag apart from other Beacons are:
Easy, standalone use: the devices can be used without any preinstalled apps.Eddystone certified: RuuviTag is checked for full Eddystone support by Google engineers.Arduino compatible: the software is compatible with Arduino's recently announced IoT platform, Arduino Primo.Multiple Sensors: to measure temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, altitude and acceleration.Bluetooth 5 ready: the new Bluetooth release quadruples range, doubles speed, increases data broadcasting capacity by 800% and bri…
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Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer Of all the things we do at Raspberry Pi, driving down the cost of computer hardware remains one of the most important. Even in the developed world, a programmable computer is a luxury item for a lot of people, and every extra dollar that we ask someone to spend decreases the chance that they’ll choose to get involved.
The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. At the start of this year, we began work on an even cheaper Raspberry Pi to help these people take the plunge.

Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:
A Broadcom BCM2835 appl…

Case Mod: Rockcrawler X99 By ACE Finland

Alexander Hede is a famous modder from Vörå (a small town west of Finland).  He is a mechanical engineer working for an abrasive manufacturer, where he spends his days developing power tools.  Online he is known as ACE Finland.  From an early age he has been interested in computers, and completed his first computer mod in 2012 using a water-cooled Corsair 600T.  Since then he has been prolific in creating high-quality mods such as this.

 Hardware for the mod: - X99 Sabranco motherboard
- Intel I7 5960X
- Titan black
- 8 x 8Gb DDR4 2400Mhz Dominator Platinum Ram
- H80i GT watercooler
- Neutron GTX 240GB SSD
- SP120 PWM Quiet fans
- RM 650 PSU
-Corsair sleeved cable kit


CES 2015: Intel unveils Curie, new module for compact wearables

Intel has showcased some futuristic technologies at the ongoing CES 2015 event. Intel's future seems to be greatly focused on wearables as it unveiled Curie module, a low-powered hardware product that can be used in a range of wearables including rings, bands and glasses. Intel's Curie Module is based on an updated version of its Quark Chip, called the Quark SE. The chip comes with features such as 32-bit microcontroller with 384 kB of flash memory and 80 kB SRAM, Bluetooth LE, low-power sensor hub, six-axis combination accelerometer and gyroscope. It runs Viper, an open source software that can capture information via activity recognition and built-in features.
The new module is supposed to help speed up development in the wearable segment. It aims to help developers come up with more compact wearable hardware. Apart from the industry, the module is also important for Intel.

SuperDuino: Arduino Compatible + Color Display + Acceleromtr

SuperDuino is perfect for Professionals, Hobbyists and University Students .
SuperDuino is featured on TechCrunch
It’s a clever, cool little product and could be useful for wearables experimenters and micro-Flappy Bird fans. Comments By John Biggs TechCrunch.

-Specification: USB Programmable (Micro USB Connector )16Mhz / 32Khz System clockTwo 8-bit Timer/Counters with Separate Prescaler and Compare ModeOne 16-bit Timer/Counter with Separate Prescaler, Compare Mode, and Capture ModeReal Time Counter with Separate OscillatorSix PWM Channels8-channel 10-bit ADC USARTMaster/Slave SPIByte-oriented 2-wire Serial Interface (I2C)On-chip Analog ComparatorInterrupt and Wake-up on Pin Change23 Programmable I/O Lines1.7" 128X160 16bit color TFT LCDUSB / CR2032 coin cell ( Can charge rechargeable cell ) / 3-12V Supply operated 3 axes Accelrometer ( can detect single click,double click,up,down,left,right tilt )2.54mm I/O pin Header
Speaker OptionBluetooth Add-onWIFI Add-onMicroSD Add-on


Surveillance Robot Camera (SUROCAM)

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This project was build based on idea on how to make a simple and cheap online surveillance camera robot that everyone can build. Not only that the robot also have to be easy to use and maintain. Using the raspberry pi, few cheap components, a robot chassis/RC car, and webiopi tutorial on the MagPi magazine this project was successfully build. For launching this robot to be accessible online, ngrok service from is used. Without any hectic and difficult port forwarding configuration this robot now can be controlled from anyone in the world by just using firefox or chrome browser.  

No soldering is required to build this robot because I use jumper wire to connect all necessary connection between the GPIO to the L298n motor driver module, and then i connect the two dc motor to the mounting hole on the L298n module.

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Smart Cap – DIY Head Mounted Display Project

Head mounted displays are definitely the latest fad that’s going around town now. You might have seen several wearable displays such as the google glass, and many others including virtual reality systems like the oculus rift. Head mounted displays are primarily used for video sharing, navigation, checking notifications, etc. However, several pioneers argue that the quintessential use for it have not yet been identified. But, if you ever wanted to build one for yourself from scratch, and are not willing to pay 1500$ just to experience its functionalities, then this DIY Head Mounted Display project is for you.
This DIY hacking tutorial will show you how you can make your own head mounted , virtual reality or augmented reality displays. I have built a “Smart Cap” , first of its kind , having a head mounted display on it. Here, I will instruct on how to build a monocular wearable display that runs on the raspberry pi as seen in the picture above. The system includes a webca…

Project Jarvis - A.I Home Automation & Assistant

Key Features (At a Glance)
- A.I Home Automation
- Energy Savings Efficiency
- Voice Recognition and Speech Synthesis
- Enhanced Security and Safety
- Entire House Wide Virtual Assistant
- Sleep Pattern Tracking
- World Wide Web Enabled Home Automation
- Custom Android Application and Computer Software
- Low Cost (Under $200)
- Research Report Compilation, Question Answering (Including mathematical equations)
- Any hacked appliance or device can work with this system
Jarvis In-Depth

Jarvis is the name of Iron Man's computer system which manages his home, hence the name of this project. The main aspect of Project Jarvis is to help save electricity in your home which then helps save the Earth and of course, helps save a bit more money each month. The electricity usage is logged per room into an SD card on an open source micro controller such as an Arduino or Raspberry Pi, I chose Arduino. The code on the MCU then interacts with a larger more complex networ…

Internet-Controlled RC Car

The Internet Controlled RC Car allows you to remotely drive around a small rc car from wherever you may be and see where it is going. This is fun because you can remote explore whatever space you leave it in, or hand over the keys - so to speak - and allow someone to drive around your space. This is also a great building block for a telepresence robot.

This project is also a great beginner project for someone who has made a few simple things and is looking to get slightly deeper into the world of microcontrollers. It starts to incorporate more advanced skills like circuit building and networking, but is not dauntingly complex.

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