Advances in materials, fabrication strategies and device designs for flexible and stretchable electronics and sensors make it possible to envision a not-too-distant future where ultra-thin, flexible circuits based on inorganic semiconductors can be...
[ Analog x Digital ] Analog wooden blocks (1.5"x1.5"x3" each) as digital pixels. 64 wood pixels in 8x8 make a form. One pixel might make you bored but it gives you something interesting when pixels make a form together.
Inspired by the Baxter robot, this arm can be trained to move with your own hands. Once the train button is pressed, you move the arm and gripper as needed while the Arduino stores the positions in EEPROM. After that the arm will replay the motion as needed.
Prescient Digital Media's 2013 study found the implementation of social intranet tools on the rise at most businesses, but satisfaction is quite low. Why aren't employees and executives happier?
The firm's 2013 Social Intranet Study found that 76 percent of the companies surveyed use instant messaging, at least in some limited way. About 75 percent use blogs. Around two-thirds have wikis, discussion forums, and user comments. It's fair to say social tools are being used widely.
However, only 19 percent of organizations rated their social intranet tools as good or very good. Even fewer executives, 17 percent, like them.
Toby Ward, president of Prescient Digital Media, says the tools are easy to come by, but demonstrating their value is considerably tougher....
Technabob Kano kit offers an easier way to make a low-cost Raspberry... The Verge Raspberry Pi provides an inexpensive way for aspiring computer scientists to start hacking, but its bare-bones offering can be intimidating to a newcomer.
"Coin is a connected device that can hold and behave like the cards you already carry. Coin works with your debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards. Instead of carrying several cards you carry one Coin. Multiple accounts and information all in one place."
Looks like a commercial LED display sign… right? Not even close. This is a project of [Jon's] from over a year ago, and it is a very impressive 128×32 LED display board, driven using a single Raspberry Pi.
A leading telecommunications analyst has warned it will be some time before a clear picture emerges of which areas will get fibre under the National Broadband Network (NBN) and which will not.
The Government has promised to deliver on existing NBN contracts, but yesterday the NBN Co updated its rollout maps, removing hundreds of thousands of premises that were scheduled to be connected to fibre optic cable.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the old maps were misleading because they listed areas as being "under construction" even though they were only at the planning stage.
But Paul Budde from telecommunications research site BuddeComm says the Government has made a political decision to redefine contracts.
"This Government says we only talk about work as commencing if somebody has put a spade in the ground, or is climbing on a pole," he said.
"OK, fine, but that's a political decision that you make.
"People are therefore concerned that by changing the definition that they are becoming victims of that political language, of what's included and what's not included."
The Government says it cannot say which areas will get fibre-to-the-home and which will receive the NBN via other kinds of technology until after the NBN Co completes its 60-day review of the network, due in early December.
But Mr Budde says it will be much longer before the structure of the entire network is laid out.
From the Adafruit Makers, hackers, artists & engineers Google+ community, Mike Mackley’s Conference Pi: This is my final year project-electronics-trade blog (Conference Pi: Raspberry Pi Based Voice Conferencing @RaspberryPi #piday #raspberrypi
We have email, we have message boards, we have IM, but if they aren’t integrated with one another, our collaborative communications often fall short.
Andy McLoughlin, cofounder of Huddle, recently discussed the limitations of email as a collaboration tool. Virtual teams are finding email streams hard to track and harder to scale.
IM conversations, while great in the moment, often disappear into the ether, not archived for future reference. And message boards are barely a step up from the Usenet Newsgroups of the early Internet.