All Channels
50° The Facebook for your cyborg companion

New Rising Media: "So you've got your Facebook and Twitter; but as we step closer to intelligent robot beings, what about their outcries to be part of the social graph? Well, dear reader, your prayers have been answered with

With this amazing tool of social prowess in hand, your collection of beloved cyborgs can maintain their own complete social hub to work alongside yours. Starts off from the simple, posting "I need to be charged" updates, going all the way up to creating an entire profile complete with name and photo. The company are even planning to make a cloud based app store to expand the experience."

Read Full Story >>

What Can You Do with an Adafruit Crickit?

Supposedly designed to help avoid a robot apocalypse, the Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit from Adafruit - Crickit for short - is an add-on for their Circuit Playground Express (CPX), an easy-to-use board with support for CircuitPython, Arduino, or (coming soon) the Microsoft MakeCode programming tool.

Read Full Story >>

Arduino & Raspberry Pi builds that don't require a PhD in electrical engineering

Can a new subscription box open the world of cheap microcontrollers to eager amateurs?


Here’s some of the cool things you can do with the Arduino board

There’s nothing quite like the experience of tinkering with gadgets. Taking them apart, repairing them, assembling them, or programming them to do something unique — it’s all fun and interesting.

But not everyone can experience the fun that comes along with tinkering: Many electronics — especially internal hardware — can be confusing and difficult to wrap your head around.

If only there was something that could make the entire process simpler: something universal and easy enough for a layman to use. And believe it or not, there is. It’s called the Arduino board, and it’s a programmable logic controller.

Read Full Story >>