12-year-old maker creates his own Flappy Bird console

12-year-old maker creates his own Flappy Bird console

12-year-old Savva Osipov has grown so far up hearing tales of the old Soviet Union from his father, including about the gadgets and technology that was then available. One particular device that caught his attention is the “Nu, pogodi!” portable game that his dad saved from that time.

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Creating moving, wirelessly-controlled train LED displays with Arduino

Creating moving, wirelessly-controlled train LED displays with Arduino

In order to make his model trains stand out, David G. Bodnar has been working on the best way to integrate 8×8 displays into the cars.

Through the process he’s come up with several great techniques, including a red filter to help them “pop,” as well as wiring things in such a way that sets of LEDs can be used on either side to show the same message.

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ASK.ME is an interactive Magic 8 Ball that you can walk into

ASK.ME is an interactive Magic 8 Ball that you can walk into

What goes on inside of a Magic 8 Ball when you ask it a question and shake? Sure, as an adult you might guess that it’s some sort of fluid and a geometric shape that floats to the surface; but if you envision it though the mind of a child, there could be an entire colorful word that computes, queries a database, or even magically ascertains the answer.

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Maker builds an Arduino-controlled, chess-playing robot

Maker builds an Arduino-controlled, chess-playing robot

While playing board games on a computer screen can be entertaining, this experience lacks a certain tangible aspect. YouTuber RoboAvatar decided to take things into the third dimension with a chess machine that uses an XYZ gantry system and gripper to move pieces as needed.

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Introducing the Arduino MKR WAN 1300 and MKR GSM 1400!

Introducing the Arduino MKR WAN 1300 and MKR GSM 1400!

First unveiled over the weekend at World Maker Faire New York, Arduino has introduced a pair of new IoT boards with embedded LoRa and GSM capabilities.

The Arduino MKR WAN 1300 and MKR GSM 1400 are designed to offer a practical and cost-effective solution for developers, makers and enterprises, enabling them to quickly add connectivity to their projects and ease the development of battery-powered IoT edge applications.

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Turn a card catalog into an audio memory chest

Turn a card catalog into an audio memory chest

When you travel, you likely collect photographs and knick-knacks that can be displayed nicely for yourself and others. David Levin, however, took this one step further and used an MP3 recorder to capture the sounds of the places he and his wife have visited.

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Controlling a TV with head movements

Controlling a TV with head movements

While most of us take being able to remotely control a television or other appliance for granted, for the millions of people with some form of disability, this can present a challenge.

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This pocket-sized gadget helps build positive habits

This pocket-sized gadget helps build positive habits

Want to read more, remember to take your vitamins, or even take out the trash? With the “Dory” Arduino-based tracking device from YouTuber YellowRobot.XYZ, now you can!

Dory–which comes in both a circular and smaller square version–uses an NFC reader to sense tags attached near the object that needs work.

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World Maker Faire New York: Call for Volunteers!

World Maker Faire New York: Call for Volunteers!

Planning on attending Maker Faire New York this month? We’re looking for volunteers to join the Arduino team for the weekend—staffing tables and displays, assisting with one-on-one demos, and providing technical assistance when necessary.

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Sensor-based wrist band for elders closes $6.2M Series A

Sensor-based wrist band for elders closes $6.2M Series A
Sep 10 2017

Aifloo, a smart care company providing sensor-based e-health system for elders raised a $6.2M Series A round led by EQT Ventures.

Aifloo app and wristband

Aifloo’s solution consists of a motion-sensitive wristband, cloud server, and mobile/desktop app where users can access the alerts, trends, and deviations, and patient’s indoor position.

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