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CircuitPython on Raspberry Pi

https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/15/circuitpython-on-raspberry-pi-updated-guides-for-ads1x15-bme680-mcp4725-tsl2561-tsl2591/ It’s CircuitPython on Raspberry Pi! Wire up your favorite sensors and use the same CircuitPython code you’ve been using with microcontrollers right on your Raspberry Pi! Adafruit provides many projects, libraries and example code for CircuitPython on microcontrollers. Python is pretty easy to get it working with micro-computers like Raspberry Pi or other ‘Linux

Former NASA-engineer will sail from Finland to Estonia in solar-powered sauna – Business Insider Nordic

https://nordic.businessinsider.com/former-nasa-engineer-will-sail-from-finland-to-estonia-in-solar-powered-sauna–/ Janne Käpylehto is former NASA engineer who describes himself as ‘a serial entrepreneur, author and energy expert’. His floating sauna will attempt to sail 80 km across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia. The sauna is propelled by a motor powered by solar panels

Computer Demo: Bogus Party III Video by Bogus Device

This is a story goes back to around 25 years. This a a story of Bogus Party III Video by Bogus Device computer demo that I was making in 1993. The demoscene is an international computer art subculture focused on producing demos: self-contained, sometimes extremely small, computer programs that produce audio-visual presentations. The purpose of

Why the Pursuit of a ‘Killer App’ for Home Robots Is Fraught With Peril – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/why-the-pursuit-of-a-killer-app-for-home-robots-is-fraught-with-peril Many companies want to build the “killer app” for personal robots, sell millions of them, and then create a platform for others to build more. This “the iPhone strategy” seems to be doomed to failure because robots are not cellular phones, email, or web browsing. Both Jibo and Kuri sought to sell a product

Say hello to Android 9 Pie | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/say-hello-to-android-9-pie/ The nickname for just released Android 9 is “Pie.” If you are a Pixel owner, you’ll be happy to hear that Pie will start rolling out as an over-the-air update today. The same goes for every other device that was enrolled in the Android Beta and qualifying Android One devices. Everybody else, well, you

Demoscene – ASSEMBLY Summer 2018

https://www.assembly.org/summer18/demoscene Watch the demo competition live on Finnish national TV! The legendary Assembly demo competition will be shown live on national (Finnish) YLE TV2 channel on Saturday August 4 starting around midnight after the ROG Tournament CS:GO Finnish Championship 2018 Finals. You can view event also on-line: AssemblyTV hosts interviews, chats and of course the

Stepper motor driver TB6600

For controlling stepper motors you need a suitable controller. It is possible to build controller using discrete components, controller ICs and using micro-controller. It can be fun to build our own stepper controller, but when you have done that few times, you might want to start looking or reasonably priced ready made easy to use

This 3D-printed AI construct analyzes by bending light | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/26/this-3d-printed-ai-construct-analyzes-by-bending-light/ Machine learning systems, which we frequently refer to as a form of artificial intelligence, at their heart are just a series of calculations made on a set of data. The calculations themselves aren’t particularly complex. Researchers from UCLA show that those calculations can be implemented optically with 3D-printed layers of transparent material, imprinted with