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Kinoma Create: The JavaScript-Powered Internet of Things Construction Kit

Kinoma Create: The JavaScript-Powered Internet of Things Construction Kit | TechWatch | Scoop.it

Kinoma Create is the JavaScript-powered construction kit for makers, professional product designers, and web developers with no prior hardware experience.


With Kinoma Create, you can create personal projects, consumer electronics, and Internet of Things prototypes more quickly and easily than ever before.


It's designed to be the fastest way to go from a product concept to a fully realized, Internet-connected prototype.


Bare boards like Arduino and Raspberry Pi are amazing for their audience — we love these products and all the wonderful projects they have inspired. Kinoma Create was designed to enable a broader audience to join the party. It lets you make all the same sorts of things, but helps you skip the tedious and difficult details to get straight to the fun stuff.


Why is Kinoma Create especially good at prototyping smart consumer electronics and Internet of Things devices? Because they share the need to talk to other devices, phones, and tablets, to connect to sensors in order to interact with their environment, and to talk with web services. And Kinoma Create makes all of that simple.

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How to Build a Hackintosh

How to Build a Hackintosh | TechWatch | Scoop.it

What do you do when you need a high-end Mac — for editing video, retouching photos, recording music, animating 3D graphics, or just playing games — but you can’t afford a Mac Pro? Build one out of PC components. Yes, it’s possible to take off-the-shelf PC parts and build a Mac with your bare hands. It takes a D.I.Y attitude and a sense of adventure, but the result — a machine that’s faster than the entry-level Mac Pro, for half the price — is worth it. I wrote this how-to with video editors and other creatives in mind, but this hackintosh will work for anyone looking to get more bang for the buck out of a Mac.

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Drool-Worthy $99 Kit Lets Kids Build Their Own Computers

Drool-Worthy $99 Kit Lets Kids Build Their Own Computers | TechWatch | Scoop.it

Teaching children the basics of computer science isn’t as simple as teaching them to tie their shoes. How often do you see a parent sitting down with their kids, walking them through a line of code or pointing out the components of a motherboard? Probably never. Because kids think it’s boring. And parents think it’s hard. Today, children grow up surrounded by shiny objects that look and act like magic. There are screens that respond to touch and computers that can do just about anything a five-year-old can dream up. But even though kids have been immersed in technology since birth, it’s rare for them to actually know how it works.

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