New Raspberry Pi Model B+

Source: Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi foundation announced what it calls “an evolution” of the Raspberry Pi SBC. Compared to the previous model, the new Raspberry Pi Model B+ has more GPIO, and more USB ports. In addition, it uses Micro SD memory … Continue reading

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Novel Wearable Optical Display

(Source: TrueLife)

Trulife Optics together with the UK’s National Physics Laboratory has demonstrated a new type of transparent head-up display device. According to Simon Hall, lead scientist of Adaptive Optics at the NPL the new technology is unlike existing solutions: “Google’s solution … Continue reading

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DIY GSM Base Station with a BeagleBone Black

Source: http://beagleboard.org/black

To give people a better understanding of what state-operated surveillance equipment actually looks like, critical engineers Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev built a GSM interception unit. Now Oliver has published the HOWTO on the web. In an easy-to-follow run down … Continue reading

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Wearable Medical Computing and the Amulet Project

Dr. Vivian Genaro Motti

Health care is one of the most promising areas for employing wearable devices. Wearable mobile health sensors can track activities (e.g., count steps or caloric expenditure), monitor vital signs including heart rate and blood pressure, measure biometric data (e.g., glucose … Continue reading

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Robotics, Hardware Interfacing, and Vintage Electronics

The testing bench

Gerry O’Brien, a Toronto-based robotics and electronics technician at R.O.V. Robotics, enjoys working on a variety of projects in his home lab. His projects are largely driven by his passion for electronics hardware interfacing. Gerry’s background includes working at companies … Continue reading

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