I came across this kit from Silicon labs the other day, and rather than just another me-too ARM evaluation board, this one has some very creative features. The BADGER-SiM3L1-EK is about the size of a credit card and what particularly caught my attention was the fact that it runs for up to week from a […]
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This is a great talk on TED giving an insight into the prototyping methods and process used in creating Google Glass. You may have heard of Google Glass — a new venture by Google, where a user wears a head-mounted display (think, futuristic sunglasses) that overlays digital information and images onto the physical world. Tom […]
Here’s a great little spot on Blue Peter with the fabulous Sir Jony Ive (we’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!!) Blue Peter was required viewing when I was a kid and although I may have replaced “sticky back plastic” with Gaffer tape, it’s still a big part of my Maker DNA.
Here’s an amazing video and some awesome tech brought to highlighted by Make Magazine You may have seen this video go viral this week. It’s exciting to watch and marvel at. So, why is this inverted pendulum thing so challenging? Go find a broom and balance it on your chin. Notice how often you have […]
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Alan Wolke has made a fantastic video on the basics of op amp power supplies. He particularly explains how and why split power supplies came to be used, with a neat experimental setup that beautifully demonstrates how it works. Negative power supplies are always a difficult and arcane concept to get your head around. This […]
10 PRINT “Hello World!” 20 GOTO 10 …a little programming joke there. Back in the mists of time when computers plugged into your TV and ran BASIC (the inspiration for the Raspberry Pi) we used to go into shops and type that program into the computers, run it and walk away. Of course, in those […]