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Smart shoes guide runners and the blind with vibrations

Smart shoes guide runners and the blind with vibrations | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
An Indian company has come up with a sleek solution to wearable
technology that is entirely useful and doesn't involve reading any
tiny screens.
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This ink turns your home printer into a circuit board factory

This ink turns your home printer into a circuit board factory | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
"If a startup wants to develop hardware, it is generally more
difficult to find a circuit designer than a programmer." Shinya
Shimizu wants to change all that by printing circuit boards on bits
of paper.
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Code.org's grand plan: 'we want to get the whole nation coding for an hour'

Code.org's grand plan: 'we want to get the whole nation coding for an hour' | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web code.org
is organising the UK Hour of Code, an initiative to get
everyone -- but particularly British schoolchildren -- to spend an
hour learning to code during the week starting 3 March.
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Lightbeam: Mozilla releases add-on that reveals online data tracking

Lightbeam: Mozilla releases add-on that reveals online data tracking | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Mozilla has released Lightbeam, a Firefox add-on that aims to
help people understand and visualise the data tracking that occurs
online.
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Take a look at how is watching your movements on the web. My good friend Dethe has done a lot of the coding on this project and its great.

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BBC to launch initiative to inspire digital creativity in young people

BBC to launch initiative to inspire digital creativity in young people | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
The BBC has announced an initiative to inspire young people
 to get creative with technology and coding.
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Create your own mini-me with Asda's in-store 3D-printing trial

Create your own mini-me with Asda's in-store 3D-printing trial | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
From 15 October, Asda will be trialling a new 3D-printing
service at its York store.
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Wired 2013: Ellen MacArthur on championing the 'circular economy'

Wired 2013: Ellen MacArthur on championing the 'circular economy' | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
In 2005, Dame Ellen MacArthur sailed solo around the world in
just 71 days, beating the previous record by more than 24 hours.
She held that record until 2008 and retired from sailing in 2010.
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Maker Faire 2013: Josef Prusa's Food-Safe 3D Printer Nozzle - EE Times

Maker Faire 2013: Josef Prusa's Food-Safe 3D Printer Nozzle - EE Times | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Maker Faire 2013: Josef Prusa's Food-Safe 3D Printer Nozzle
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I've talked to Josef several times in the past, and even though he contributes to the RepRap family tree regularly, he had not had his own company until very recently.
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Take real-life strolls in virtual reality environments with the Virtualizer

Take real-life strolls in virtual reality environments with the Virtualizer | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Combining real life human motion with the exploration of virtual
reality environments is a tricky business, what with the two worlds
you're attempting to navigate being laid out completely
differently.
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Oddly a bunch of the kids at school and I were talking about this very problem the other day. This looks great.

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Open Hand Project makes robotic prosthetics much more accessible

Open Hand Project makes robotic prosthetics much more accessible | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
  
A Bristol-based roboticist has developed a robotic prosthetic
hand using 3D-printed components that costs as little as £650,
which is much cheaper than existing technology.
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16-year-old aims to build drop-in coding 'Thinkspaces' in schools

16-year-old aims to build drop-in coding 'Thinkspaces' in schools | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
16-year-old James Anderson has launched an organisation called
Thinkspace that aims to get schools to create dedicated zones where
students can learn how to code in a an informal, fun
environment.
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Visual Minecraft Hacking on Raspberry Pi | EduMake

Visual Minecraft Hacking on Raspberry Pi | EduMake | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
@ManchesterBudo @cymplecy @Raspberry_Pi @martinohanlon Workshop page : http://t.co/mJL7XsmLYq & install guide : http://t.co/Ar9pFPMNRD
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Manchester Mini Maker Faire | Manchester Mini Maker Faire

Manchester Mini Maker Faire | Manchester Mini Maker Faire | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Come and try Visual Minecraft Hacking on Raspberry Pi at Manchester Mini Maker Faire 10-11 Aug http://t.co/CSDB7phA4W @MakerFaireMCR
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Here's the £15 Firefox smartphone -- and why it exists

Here's the £15 Firefox smartphone -- and why it exists | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
In 2003, Mozilla liberated Earth's web users from Internet
Explorer with the Firefox browser. A decade later, it wants to do
it again -- for smartphones -- with Firefox OS.
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Program a Arduino Yún without writing code! Temboo’s Sketch Builder

Program a Arduino Yún without writing code! Temboo’s Sketch Builder | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it

Via Steve Thomas
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13-year-old Amy Mather on how she started coding with the Raspberry Pi | Wired Next Generation 2013 video

13-year-old Amy Mather on how she started coding with the Raspberry Pi | Wired Next Generation 2013 video | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Watch Clive Beale and 13-year-old Amy Mather discuss how they
took an established concept and edited it to reflect their own
original ideas.
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BBC initiative announced to inspire digital creativity for future generations

BBC initiative announced to inspire digital creativity for future generations | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
The BBC today announced a new initiative to inspire the next generation to get creative with digital technology and computer coding.
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Great that this is finally announced after a long period of thinking the BBC have announced they are doing a 'digital creativity' push. Lets help them make it great.

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MIT’s self-assembling robot cubes offer whiffs of Optimus Prime

MIT’s self-assembling robot cubes offer whiffs of Optimus Prime | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
If the movies have taught us anything, it's that the future
isn't just about robots-it's about robots that can heal, adapt, and
change their entire appearance at a moment's notice.
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West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a resourceful inventor from Togo, has made a $100 3D printer which he constructed from parts he scrounged from broken scanners, computers and printers.
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Intel launches Arduino-compatible open-source Galileo board to rival Raspberry Pi (Wired UK)

Intel launches Arduino-compatible open-source Galileo board to rival Raspberry Pi (Wired UK) | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich has announced the release of Galileo, the first in a line of Intel-made, Arduino-compatible development boards
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Frightened firefoxes & waterbear pong: 7 great links for webmakers this week

Frightened firefoxes & waterbear pong: 7 great links for webmakers this week | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Firefox fright -- Was it the gumboots? Robot friends -- Who needs human friends when you can hang out with these robots? Waterbear pong ...
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Peachy Printer Pushes Down Price of 3D Printing - DigitalVersus

Peachy Printer Pushes Down Price of 3D Printing - DigitalVersus | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Peachy Printer Pushes Down Price of 3D Printing
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The price of the consumer 3D printer has already been pushed down by the likes of the Buccaneer and the RepRap Morgan.
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Watch: jaw-dropping software makes 3D models from any photo

Watch: jaw-dropping software makes 3D models from any photo | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
There was a time not long ago when digital image editing was
something left to the experts. Then tools like iPhoto and Instagram
came along and brought some of those capabilities to the masses.
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ZTE Open running Firefox OS is now on sale exclusively on eBay for £60

ZTE Open running Firefox OS is now on sale exclusively on eBay for £60 | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
The ZTE Open, which was first shown off at the Consumer
Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2013 and runs Firefox OS,
is now exclusively on sale on eBay in the UK and US for
£60.
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Microsoft Kinect used to live-translate sign language into text

Microsoft Kinect used to live-translate sign language into text | Regenerating IT | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have used
a Microsoft Kinect to live-translate Chinese sign language into
text.
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Marvelous, I talked about this a few years ago and tried to get some funding together, Very glad to see it working and hopefully BSL is doable too.

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