Tiny AI Devices Invade the Maker Movement It is no secret that AI is among the top growth areas in technology today. Interest Deep Learning has caused an explosion of industry investment into software such as Facebook’s Caffe2 and Google’s TensorFlow frameworks. There is the theme of providing small edge devices with more intelligence has grown stronger. More and more inventive developers and teams seem to

Home reflow sees the light | EDN There are lots of claim to be workable solutions out there to reflowing boards at home – mostly involving kitchen appliances like toaster ovens and various sorts of hot plates and skillets. An interesting approach by David Sanz Kirbis uses a halogen shop or flood light as heat source and enclosure.   More info: David’s project write-up Controller

Probing Ethernet cable with an oscilloscope

This article talks about measuring 10 Mbit/s (10Base-T) and 100 Mbit/s (100Base-TX) twisted pair Ethernet signals. Those standards use two wire pairs for the communications and use differential signaling. Differential signaling is a method for electrically transmitting information using two complementary signals. The technique sends the same electrical signal as a differential pair of signals,

Lessons for getting started with DIY IoT home automation | We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks. Home automation is made possible by amaetuer developers and tinkers because the price of microcontrollers with the ability to talk over a network continue to drop.  Along the way, the writer has learned

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality | TechCrunch The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKitis an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented reality experience with

10 Popular ‘Life Hacks’ That Don’t Actually Work The internet can be a fantastic wealth of information – some are trustworthy and reliable information – some are just fake. Some of the most popular bits of info floating around the web come as simple ‘life hack.’ Unfortunately many of them do not work as promised. Here are some examples of fake life