Tech news tagged ‘Gadget’

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Gadget in extremis: LEAF, the killer European sound system

Wow. How about this? Thanks to Engadget for highlighting something custom made for our Gadget-in-extremis category.

It’s a sound system so powerful it would kill you to hear it in full force! It’s at the European Space Agency and is the Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF…

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Gadget Book: BeagleBone Robotic Projects

Anything to do with BeagleBone catches my interest, so I’m happy to flag this one – a new book that may be of interest to Gadget Masters:  BeagleBone Robotic Projects, written by Richard Grimmett.

The publishers write:
BeagleBone Robotic Projects provides step-by-step instructions to allow anyone to use…

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Nymi biometric wristband authenticates your identity

The latest iPhone features a biometric Home button, to help the device quickly authorise your access, but of course it is not the first gadget to go down this route.

New Scientist has highlighted another device that uses biometric information to save you remembering multiple passwords and the like. But…

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Most read Gadget Master posts in August

August, die she must…

As autumn fast approaches, chilly and cold, let us pause but a while to consider the last flickering clicks, and distant echoes of links, of the summer that has gone in the province of Gadget Master.

Or, to put it another more prosaic way, which posts…

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The first fabric screen-printed watch display?

One for our new Student Gadget Meisters section. Is this the world’s-first smart fabric screen-printed electroluminescent watch display?

The gadget master in question is Marc de Vos, a third-year student in Electronics and Computer Science, who has developed the fabric device for his Part III Individual…

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Poll: Which development board are you using?

Let’s run a quick devkit popularity poll. It’s an obvious question to ask on Gadget Master – which, if any, development board are you using?

We’ve written about an Arduino add-on today – see the Pixy vision sensor add-on – but of course there are also all the…

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Working Star Trek Tricorder seeks crowdfunding

What is it about the Tricordeer that has inveigled its way so well into the public consciousness? We’ve covered the “Star Trek device” a couple of times before on Gadget Master (see Design a Tricorder, win $10 million and Star Trek gizmos, The Collection), but here it comes again…

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Fold your own resistor value colour wheel

Thanks to reader Alan Metcalfe for bringing this to Gadget Master’s attention. He describes it as “a simple Mr Spock circular (resistor) calculator, to cut-out and make”.

The Resistor Code Calculator is on, where its creator describes it as “Paper engineering meets electronic engineering”! Like it…

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Les wears his silicon on his sleeve

Looking for cool way of wowing that special someone on Valentines Day? Build her a flashing heart made from LEDs driven by a programmable microcontroller. Les’ gadget is simple to build and made from easily-obtainable parts. The unique thing about this design is the LEDs are in an X…

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