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Home IP Camera setup with a Mac (or just an iPhone)


I just purchased a new wireless IP camera from Amazon and it works great. I didn't use any of the software that came with the camera and I did it all with my Macbook or I could have done it all with my iPhone or iPad.

IP Cameras

I've been …

2012/03/05 DARPA’s “Cheetah” Sets Land Speed Record for Legged Robots


Check out this website I found at darpa.mil

I've always said that mobile robots will not be fully useful until they understand and can utilize momentum. We are finally on our way.

New electronics reference sheet « adafruit industries blog



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Retina display Macs, iPads, and HiDPI: Doing the Math | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog



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Can't wait.

Resistor Photo ID app for iPhone « adafruit industries blog



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I'm not colored blind, but I really like this app!

Give it five minutes - (37signals)


Give it five minutes Jason F. Mar 01

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A few years ago I used to be a hothead. Whenever anyone said anything, I’d think of a way to disagree. I’d push back hard if something didn’t fit my world-view.

It’s like …

Codea for iPad on the iTunes App Store



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Very cool. I've been looking for a good way to teach programming on the iPad. Adding this to my to-do list.

LEGOspace.com On Orbit Classroom



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This is cool. A classroom from the ISS showing how different simple machines work on Earth and in the microgravity of space.

The Diyode CodeShield « Diyode



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This looks very interesting. I've been thinking of a way to get kids interested even faster. I will have to get one and try it out.

Hakko FX-888 Soldering Station review « adafruit industries blog



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Nice. This is the iron I use now. The difference the cord makes is astounding. It keeps the heat up and is light weight. Highly recommended.

In Response to “Innovation, education, and Makers” | soundcyst industries


Dear Mr. Kalil,

I cannot tell you how overjoyed I am that our Nation’s leaders have finally opened an intrigued eye to the blossoming Maker movement.  Your speech following the Maker Faire in New York was encouraging, exciting, and promising. It put a well deserved spotlight on the achievements …

Symphony of Science


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Wow, these are great videos. I'm not sure how I've not heard of them before.

Symphony of Science - the Quantum World! - YouTube


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Not about robots, but without this kind of knowledge then the rest just doesn't matter.

Apps For Arduino - Hot Keys



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Control your Arduino, control the world with Hotkeys on your Mac.

Blinky Grid and Blinky POV | Wayne and Layne



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This is a great little project that I just completed. The programming is the cool part. You just go to their website and they have a little javascript page that you can type in your message. You set you Blinky to receive mode and it programs by …

Real Steel (2011) - IMDb



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Hey, at least it is about robots.

Circuit Playground : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits



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Very useful and just the beginning!

BBC News - Transplant jaw made by 3D printer claimed as first



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Wow, this is real right now! We should all be learning how to design and print objects in 3D.

Dangerous Prototypes Cadsoft Eagle style guide and best practices - DP



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Once you're ready then you can design your own printed circuit board.

The Anatomy of Coobro Labs « adafruit industries blog



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Not much is required to make and sell your own kits. Just get started!

Ninja Blocks: Connect your world with the web. by Ninja Blocks — Kickstarter



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The Internet of Things is coming. Are you prepared?

“Solenoid test” using Adafruit Small push-pull solenoids « adafruit industries blog



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Hmmm... I wonder what I could do with a bunch of these?

NEW PRODUCT – 1 GS/s Digital Storage Oscilloscope + Extras « adafruit industries blog



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I've been waiting for their recommendation. This really looks like the one to get. Any electronics workshop should have one!

NewerTech TOOLISESAMO iSesamo: Ultra-thin steel pry... in stock at OWC



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Perfect when you just can't wait to take something apart.

Layer by Layer - Technology Review



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So, it is already bigger that I realized. Production parts are already being flown on aircraft.