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DIY Fiber Optic Fabric using RGB LEDs

DIY Fiber Optic Fabric using RGB LEDs | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it
By weaving fiber optic strands as if they were yarn, this team of DIYers created a fiber optic fabric of sorts which features a few dozen RGB LEDs and...
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How to: Build a Giant POV Light Tube

How to: Build a Giant POV Light Tube | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it
With this POV light painter, you can paint the town red or any other color that suits your fancy. The LightScythe is a 2-meter long POV tube made up of multi-color LED strips.
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MHVBoard Arduino Clone, direct USB & proto area

MHVBoard Arduino Clone, direct USB & proto area | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it
The MHVBoard is an open-source Arduino clone, released under the TAPR Noncommercial Hardware License. It is based on the Metaboard from Metalabs, with substantial tweaks.
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Directional shoes for the blind

Directional shoes for the blind | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it
Arduino's #ftw RT @royscholten: RT @glynmoody: Directional shoes for the blind - http://t.co/XYyFYUGD based on #arduino, of course...
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Self-Contained Soft Robot is a Master of Creepy Oozing

Self-Contained Soft Robot is a Master of Creepy Oozing | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it
DARPA's Chembots program is back, in the form of MIT's latest boneless wonderbot (Self-Contained Soft Robot is a Master of Creepy Oozing http://t.co/sGmE5Zb5 #IEEE #IEEEGreen...)...
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Reverse Geocache Briefcase Unlocks in the Right Spot

Reverse Geocache Briefcase Unlocks in the Right Spot | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it

Reverse-geocaching involves a box or case that only opens when the GPS inside detects it is in the proper location.

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How to: Wifi Signal Strength Light Painting | Hack N Mod

How to: Wifi Signal Strength Light Painting | Hack N Mod | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it

Wireless networks are everywhere these days, creating invisible layers that we cannot see.  This unique light painting project seeks to change that by...

Mapping the electronic landscape (at least the WiFi part) using a signal-strength display and a long-exposure camera. Very cool visualization technique. 

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What if Siri could read your mind

What if Siri could read your mind | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it
The latest member of the AI family, who is reaching out to users is the much talked about Siri. What if she started executing commands using just thoughts rather than words?
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RadioShack Adding Arduino!

RadioShack Adding Arduino! | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it

RadioShack has finally listened to all of the requests we've made and is adding an Arduino kit to its wares - Coming soon to a store near you!

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IdiotDuino's comment, January 3, 2012 9:23 PM
Shield options are fairly limited at The Shack, but they do have the Ethernet shield and a proto Shield that can be used to develop most other shields if you don't want to wait for SparkFun, Adafruit, etc to ship them (takes a day or two, so I usually wait)...
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Colorful thing to display stuff on.. (or Arduino + LED Matrix)

Arduino Duemilanove and Sparkfun RGB LED matrix with backpack. Work in progress, very much so. Arduino deals with all the calculations and serial is only use...
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Professional Development Course

Professional Development Course | Arduino Focus | Scoop.it
Choose from NXT, TETRIX and VEX formats. All classes are designed to accommodate both beginners with no prior experience in programming or hardware, and more advanced robotics educators who want a refresher, want to learn more, and want to take advantage of the best possible resources to further their expertise and impact in the classroom
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