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‘Sudden Impact’ Wearables Design Challenge – The inside view

The ‘Sudden Impact’ Wearables Design Challenge has closed to entries and the winner is announced. Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community of element14 shares an insider’s summary of the entries received and the design challenges their ingenious creators faced when building wearable devices for detecting sports injuries…

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Winners drawn for R&S Scope competition prizes

The oscilloscope competition draw has been made! We had three excellent HMO1002 scopes to give away, from test and measurement specialists Rohde & Schwarz. And there were also 25 Power Banks mobile phone portable chargers as runner-up prizes, too…

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Set your Raspberry Pi up to start a Mexican wave

Check this out. PubNub (a “global data streaming network”) has used a Raspberry Pi to create a system that makes a physical object mirror the movement of your hands, wherever you are in the world…

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Bayern Munich stadium catches the LED light

Do I not like this one! The Allianz Arena, best known as the home of Bavarian legends Bayern Munich, is putting on the glitz with some help from LED lighting manufacturer Philips…

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A Raspberry Pi cure for the summertime blues

The Raspberry Pi blog recently ran a cheerful piece about the retro restyling of a Raspberry Pi by using it to replace the interior workings of an old-fashioned Roberts portable radio – appropriately choosing a raspberry pink one, of course. It really wouldn’t look out of place on the…

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