Clocks are a recurring theme on Gadget Master – check out the Pong clock, the Worduino word clock, the hard drive clock and the Nixie clock, for example – and here is a new Lego-based, Mindstorms-powered variant.
Check out this example of Arduino powering a new style, social radio – a “Skube”. This is a music player that “allows you to discover and share music and facilitates the decision process of picking tracks when in a communal setting,” according to its creators (Andrew Nip, Ruben van der Vleuten, Malthe Borch, and Andrew Spitz).
It’s always great to hear about readers’ projects, and the details of Gadget Master work in progress, so thanks to Tom for recently sharing his work with us. It involves a school electronics project to build a prototype robotic guide dog, no less!
The always entertaining electronics enthusiast Ben Heck has taken inspiration from the BBC Micro computer of the 80s to use the to build a Raspberry Pi-based keyboard computer.
Let’s have another themed roundup of posts… on BeagleBoard matters, the single-board powered by Texas Instruments and its OMAP3530 system-on-a-chip.
We’re all for BeagleBoards here on Gadget Master and this is one I meant to flag before – Texas Instrument’s system has a little brother: the BeagleBone, powered by the company’s Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 processor.
Based on an Arduino UNO microcontroller, it’s programmed for ten different levels of difficulty, with an Arduino Motor Shield operating the motorfaders, reports Engadget.
I don’t know if you have been following the Raspberry Pi project – it looks very promising material for Gadget Masters – but a £20 Raspberry Pi computer sold for £3,500 on eBay last night, writes Steve Bush. It is intended to cost under £20 when it goes into production.