Featuring homemade electronic gadgets, the latest in development boards (Arduino, BeagleBoard, Raspberry Pi, etc), examples of cool design, and the latest and greatest (and most shiny) consumer gadgets.
Truly Gadget-in-extremis. A nice picture from the European Space Agency (ESA) of the miniature Aausat4 satellite undergoing repeated temperature testing in a vacuum chamber.
The CubeSat is cooled to –10°C and heated up to +45°C for more than two weeks, to replicate the harsh conditions in…
This one may be of interest, the Google Impact Challenge. The company is asking the public to vote for one of ten selected UK projects, all of which are being supported by Google Giving, it’s charity division…
We like Teardowns on Gadget Master, and this one involves the latest in wearable technology, Android Wear…
We’re raiding the News Index for today’s Picture of the Day.
Rollup screens is one of those technologies we seem to have been waiting years for. Well, LG is getting close to the goal, judging by the pics….
The displays, with a resolution of 1,200×810 resolution…
This is a good one – how to build your own DIY OLED smartwatch (they’re all the rage, even our sceptical Components Editor, David Manners, has been won over by a Galaxy Gear2!)
Check out the work of Jared Sanson, a real Gadget Master. He writes:
It’s taken me…
Building any interesting appcessories? Are you considering getting to grips with Bluetooth Smart wireless comms? If so, you may be interested in the results of a recent Bluetooth survey.
One finding, for example, is that 60% of people in the UK currently own a wireless connected accessory – such as wireless…
Had to mention this one. We’ve just had fire (see Pelty powers Bluetooth speakers with fire), and now here’s water! An eco-friendly, water-based organic battery, to be precise.
Scientists at University Southern California have been working on the new battery forms that use no metals or…
Candlelight and music go together, don’t they? So what could be more natural than a candle-powered Bluetooth speaker?
Check out Pelty, which uses the thermal energy generated by the heat of a candle to help power the speakers.
It’s currently a project seeking attention on crowdfunding website…
Here’s a good one – an Arduino based project to help the teaching of electronics and programming. The DuinoKit Essential Project (DEP) is a briefcase full of learning!
It’s fresh on KickStarter, the crowdfunding site for getting project ideas off the ground.
The man behind it is a maths…