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PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB
USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. <em>AppleInsider</em> breaks it all down.
usb  usb3  usbc  hardware  standards 
july 2018 by garrettc
BASIC Engine
"The BASIC Engine is a very low-cost single-board home computer with advanced 2D color graphics and sound capabilities, roughly comparable to late-1980s or early-1990s computers and video game consoles. It can be built at home without special skills or tools and using readily available components for under 10 Euros in parts, or mass-produced for even less."
code  computer  hardware  electronics  diy 
july 2018 by garrettc
LMP USB-C Compact Dock 4K 8 Port, HDMI, Mini-DP, Eth.
LMP USB-C Compact Dock 4K 8 Port, HDMI, Mini-DP, Eth., 2x USB 3.0, SD/microSD, USB-C
mac  hardware  usb  hdmi  ethernet  ports  sd  microsd 
june 2018 by garrettc
Craft and deploy bulletproof embedded software in Elixir
"Pack your whole application into as little as 12MB and have it start in seconds by booting a lean cross-compiled Linux directly to the battle-hardened Erlang VM. Let Nerves take care of the network, discovery, I/O, firmware updates, and more. Focus on what matters, and have fun writing robust and maintainable software."
erlang  iot  raspberrypi  programming  runtime  elilxir  hardware 
april 2018 by garrettc
How to build a WebUSB DMX512 Controller by using an Arduino
"I love to control all the lights and I always try to find new ways of doing so. Currently I’m in love with DMX512 and WebUSB.

This article describes how you can build your own DMX512 controller by using an Arduino and how this controller can be used directly in the browser by leveraging WebUSB."
dmx512  webusb  hardware  lights  programming  arduino 
april 2018 by garrettc
Onyx
"The smart PTT wearable for teams Onyx helps you and your team stay in touch while focusing on the work."
communication  hardware  software  walkietalkie 
september 2017 by garrettc
Robot Academy
University-level, short video lessons and full online courses to help you understand and prepare for this technology of the future.
video  robotics  education  colour  computervision  geometry  hardware  kinematics  maths  3d  society  sensors  mathematics 
july 2017 by garrettc
Apple Keyboard disassembly to clean PCB Membrane - iFixit
Apple Keyboard disassembly to clean PCB Membrane: Spilt liquids on keyboards can degrade connections between keys. This guide will show you how to clean and repair a damaged keyboard membrane for the iMac keyboard.
apple  hardware  keyboard  repair  cleaning 
april 2017 by garrettc
Particle: Connect your Internet of Things (IoT) devices
Bring your Internet of Things product to market faster with Particle's secure, easy-to-use, full-stack IoT cloud platform and low-cost connected hardware.
hardware  development  prototyping  tools  electronics  wifi  arduino  API  internetofthings 
january 2017 by garrettc
Dashbot
Open source hardware and software powered dashboard robot. Interesting interface.
opensource  bot  driving  hardware  software  voiceui  chatui 
december 2016 by garrettc
Explaining Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and Everything In Between
The new MacBook Pro laptops are the first Macs with Thunderbolt 3, a standard that uses the USB-C plug style and retains USB compatibility, but not vice versa. But what’s most interesting about Thunderbolt 3 is how it supports numerous other protocols, including USB, Thunderbolt 2, FireWire, DisplayPort, and Ethernet, with the addition of appropriate adapters.
hardware  mac  apple  usb  standards  protocol  firewire  thunderbolt  guide  howto 
november 2016 by garrettc
ZeptoBars
"We love microchips - That's why we boil them in acid."
art  hardware  technology  inspiration 
august 2016 by garrettc
The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch
Remember how our homebrew router embarrassed off-the-shelf options? Go make your own.
technology  internet  infrastructure  network  diy  router  networking  hardware  linux  firewall 
april 2016 by garrettc
Democratized Science Instrumentation
Ariel Waldman recently wrote/curated a guidebook on democratized science instrumentation, documenting both hardware and software that significantly increase people’s opportunity to participate in scientific discovery.
science  hardware  software  documentation  society 
may 2012 by garrettc
Rockbox
Open source firmware for mp3 players, including ones from Apple, Archos and iRiver
ipod  opensource  mp3  music  software  hardware  firmware 
september 2010 by garrettc
Toybots
A platform for building toys with wifi, gps and accelerometer capabilities.
toys  platform  game  online  robotics  hardware  development  internetofthings 
september 2010 by garrettc
Roomba path
Long exposure shot of the path a Roomba cleaner takes around a room.
roomba  robotics  photography  photo  cool  geek  hardware  visualisation  robot 
october 2009 by garrettc
Review - Replacement iPhone earphones on test
Five sets of headphones with clicker and microphone support put to the test.
music  iphone  review  hardware  ipod  sound  audio  headphones 
february 2009 by garrettc
Last One Out, Please Turn On the Light
A photographic survey of London's remaining professional darkrooms.
photography  history  hardware  uk  archive  london 
january 2009 by garrettc

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