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  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 20:58
    LED Stego Flex Spike Hoodie #WearableWednesday



    Rawr! Build a stego spike hoodie with glowing LEDs! This easy project mashes up 3D printing and sewing to make your own super-custom flexible spiky hooded sweatshirt. Watch the video on YouTube and read the complete guide on the Adafruit Learning System to make your own.

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    Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 20:00
    To Mars and Back: Make the Robotic Rockets to Hunt for Life

    This artist's concept shows the Mars Sample Return lander and its return capsule. Image credit: NASANASA is proposing a Centennial Challenge to build robotic rocket sample return systems.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 20:00
    GEMMA + NeoPixel Ring Altimeter #WearableWednesday


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  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 19:00
    Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 04/9/2014 – LIVE 2pm ET



    Join Becky Stern and friends every week as we delve into the wonderful world of wearables, live on YouTube. We’ll answer your questions, announce a discount code for the Adafruit store, and explore wearable components, techniques, special materials, tools, and projects you can build at home! Ask your wearables questions in the comments, and if your question is featured on a future episode, you’ll be entered to win the show giveaway!

    Show links:

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    Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube

    Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air

    Watch our latest project videos

    New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System
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  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 19:00
    Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 04/9/2014 – Technical Difficulties





    Sorry everybody, no show today due to streaming tech problems! We’ll be back again next week!

    Join Becky Stern and friends every week as we delve into the wonderful world of wearables, live on YouTube. We’ll answer your questions, announce a discount code for the Adafruit store, and explore wearable components, techniques, special materials, tools, and projects you can build at home! Ask your wearables questions in the comments, and if your question is featured on a future episode, you’ll be entered to win the show giveaway!

    Show links:

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    Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube

    Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air

    Watch our latest project videos

    New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System
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  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 19:00
    VCF East Wrapup MegaPost

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    VCF East, the fabulous retrocomputing festival held in Wall, NJ this last weekend was a blast. We had a great time, dropped t-shirts and stickers to just about anyone who wanted one, took a lot of pictures, and shot a lot of video. Now that it’s over it’s time for the post-mortem, with one insanely long post.

    We saw some very cool stuff that merited its own post, and much more that we simply didn’t have time to video. The previous posts from VCF East:

    There’s still tons more, including a tour of the retrocomputer museum that hosted VCF East. The biggest talk was from [Dave Haynie], lord of the Amiga giving part three of a multi-year talk on the soap opera that was Commodore International.

    Click that ‘Read more…’ to see all this.

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    There’s a reason VCF East was hosted at InfoAge. This former military base and the DARPA of the 1920s is also the home of MARCH, The Mid-Atlantic Retro Computer Hobbyists. The MARCH exhibits range from analog computers, up through homebrew terminals, eventually ending in the mid 80s with a Mac 128.

    The President of MARCH and organizer for the VCF East was kind enough to take us through a partial walk through of the MARCH exhibits. Items of note include one of the first generation of PDP-8 minicomputers. This beast used diode-transistor logic and core memory. Also on the walk through is a TV Typewriter, and a Mimeo 1, the most perfect replica of an Apple I you’ll ever find.

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    Computer Lib, signed by Ted Nelson
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    Heathkit analog computer trainer
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    Autographs by Captain Crunch and Woz

     


    The Commodore Soap Opera

    VCF East, being located in New Jersey, has close ties with the Commodore community and over the past 10 years of hosting the event, they’ve been able to put together a series of talks from the people who were actually there.

    The first talk in 2007 is from [Chuck Peddle], designer of the 6502, KIM-1, and the Commodore PET. The second talk in 2012 was given by [Bil Herd], covering Commodore from the departure of [Jack Tramiel] until the beginnings of the Amiga. This past weekend, [Dave Haynie] wraps it up with Commodore’s sad exit.

    [Chuck Peddle]‘s talk at the 2007 VCF East

    [Bil Herd]‘s Commodore experiences from the departure of [Jack Tramiel] until the release of the Amiga, VCF East 2012

    [Dave Haynie]‘s talk on the Amiga, VCF East 2014

    This is probably the first time all these videos have been embedded in one place. That’s interesting in itself – note the increase in video quality, and the fact that we can do YouTube videos over 20 minutes or so now. If you have a very good eye, you will also note [Bil] can only count to nine and a half now.


    An Absurd Amount Of Pictures

    Intel 8-bit (and one 4-bit!)

    There were, of course, a lot of 8080s, 8088s, and other Intel 8-bit CPUs. One of the best displays was from [John Chapman] and his Lawrence Livermore Labs MST-80B. He has a really cool 24-bit hex display he’s also working on based on the old LED bubble character displays. All very cool stuff.

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    The 8008.
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    Lawrence Livermore Labs MST-80B Trainer
    MST-80B Trainer keypad


    DEC

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    PDP-8
    Flipchips
    Backplane
    VT-180
    Platters.


    Big Iron

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    Apple

    The only prototype SE with a non-clear case.
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    From left to right, a Mac ED, Lisa, prototype SE, and the rest are stock SEs.
    Another of the *original* Apple I.
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    Franklin CX, the luggable Apple II clone. Only about 30 exist.
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    The SE/30, the best computer Apple will ever make.
    *The* Apple I. Original and rescued from Jobs' office.
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    The only prototype Mac SE with a non-clear case.


    Commodore

    By far the best represented brand of 8-bit home computers was Commodore; everything from PETs with chicklet keyboards to Amiga 3000s. I’m an idiot, though; I was hiding my camera gear and random stuff behind [Rob Clarke]‘s exhibit of Commodore Oddities but somehow I didn’t get any pictures. Like I said, I’m an idiot. Still, he had most of the Commodore TED machines – the 116, C16, Plus/4, and 232 all made an appearance. Here’s some Amiga pics:

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    Consignment

    What good would a vintage computer festival be without people swapping gear, books, software, and hardware? VCF East had an entire room dedicated to selling, and it was cramped. The prices were pretty fair, as well: if I had to ballpark it, I’d say the prices were about half of what sellers on eBay are asking, although judging from a few forums I frequent, that’s about par for the course.

    I was hoping to snag a nice Amiga monitor, but only ended up grabbing an old mechanical Apple keyboard (M0116, peach Alps switches), a few books, and a 14″ Apple CRT. The “cool” stuff went really fast, and surprisingly all the Commodore 64s were sold in the first few hours.

    Interesting vendors of note include [Vince Briel] of Briel Computers. We did a whole post on him, but if you look closely you’ll see his next, unannounced project. The table full of software is from Eli’s Software Encyclopedia. Here are the pics:

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    This is [Vince Briel]'s new, unannounced project. Yes, that's an integrated keyboard on an Ohio Scientific replica. Cherry MX Blues with custom keycaps.
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    The asking price for this Mac 5400/200 was $10. I had that much in my wallet and space in my car. The X400 series of macs simply sucked. A lot.
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    All in all, VCF East was an awesome event, and well worth a day trip if you’re within a few hundred miles or so. InfoAge itself was great, and well worth the trip even if there isn’t an event going on. There’s a ton of stuff we simply couldn’t get to, and we’re looking forward to the next year’s activities.

    If you’re too far away to visit the next VCF East, don’t worry: there’s VCF Southeast near Atlanta in just a few short weeks.

    There’s still one more thing we need to post – InfoAge is also home to a great hackerspace. We’ll get around to posting that when the our computer stops crying from all this video rendering.

    If that’s not enough for you, [Fran] also stopped by and shot some video. She’s done editing about a third of what she shot, you can find that below.

    Filed under: classic hacks, Featured

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 19:00
    A look at the Sony Walkman TPS-L2


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    Sony Walkman TPS-L2 @ Minimally Minimal.

    Legends. These are the truly great, revolutionary products that change everything. They elevate themselves from being merely a design icon to a cultural icon. The Sony Walkman TPS-L2 introduced in 1979 is one of those legends. It’s the first Walkman ever made and the first product I’m showcasing that’s older than myself. This was the first time music became truly portable making it historically more significant than even the iPod. The TPS-L2 has become a collector’s favorite so expect to pay a premium for one in good condition. I was lucky and purchased this from a university museum for a reasonable price.

    Fantastic write up and photos.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 18:55
    Why you’ll want a do-it-yourself, NSA-proof, open-source laptop (interview) #oshw


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    Why you’ll want a do-it-yourself, NSA-proof, open-source laptop (interview) by Dean Takahashi.

    Andrew “Bunnie” Huang lists a bunch of reasons why you’ll want his open-source laptop, the Novena. You can modify it yourself so that its battery will last however long you want it to. You can inspect the software to see if there’s any present from the National Security Agency. And you don’t have to pay a tax to any big corporation just because you want to do some computing.

    It’s all part of the do-it-yourself hardware movement that is giving us things like 3D printing, cool robots, and virtual reality headsets. Huang recently unveiled his ARM-based quad-core Novena laptop, which has air-pump hinges so you can easily get under the hood and modify it. He is raising $250,000 on Crowd Supply so that he can build and ship initial units to crowdfunding contributors. The machine costs about $1,995 now, but that price could come down over time if volume sales are good.

    Huang, a Singapore resident who gained fame for hacking the original Microsoft Xbox game console,introduced the machine as a “labor of love” at the recent Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif. He hopes that a community of hardware hackers will rally around the machine and contribute all sorts of modifications. We interviewed him at the ESC.

    Read more.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 18:00
    MIT researchers bring Javascript to Google Glass #WearableWednesday


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    MIT workshop brings Javascript to Google Glass on Network World:

    Brandyn White, a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, and Scott Greenwald, a PhD candidate at MIT, led a workshop at the MIT Media Lab to showcase an open source project called WearScript, a Javascript environment that runs on Google Glass. The category of wearables is still evolving. Besides activity trackers and smartwatches, the killer wearable app is yet to be discovered because wearables don’t have the lean back or lean forward human-machine interface (HMI) of tablets and smartphones. Wearscript lets developers experiment with new user interface (UI) concepts and input devices to push beyond the HMI limits of wearables.

    The overblown reports of Google Glass privacy distract from the really important Google Glass discussion – how Glass micro apps can compress the time between user intent and action. Micro apps are smaller than apps and are ephemeral because they are used in an instant and designed to disappear from the user’s perception once completing their tasks. Because of the Glass wearable form factor, micro apps deviate from the LCD square and touchscreen/keyboard design of smartphone, tablet, and PC apps, and are intended to be hands-free and responsive in the moment. Well-designed Glass apps employ its UI to let the user do something that they could not otherwise do with another device. Glass’s notifications are a good example of this; want to get breaking news or preview important email without interruption from a phone or PC? Tilt your head up slightly and capture it in a glance, but if you want to read the news or give a detailed response to an email – better to pick up a smartphone, tablet or PC. The best consumer-facing Google Glass experiences highlight how apps can leverage this micro app programmable wearable form factor.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 18:00
    Test your server for Heartbleed (Adafruit is safe)


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    Test your server for Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160) – here is Adafruit. We are not vulnerable, we have not been running vulnerable versions of OpenSSL.

    The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

    More @ Heartbleed. Be careful out there folks!

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 17:11
    Contruction worker uniforms – 鳶TOBIカセヤマ


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    These are great, putting this in wearables for today! Contruction worker uniforms – 鳶TOBIカセヤマ via Pink Noise.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 17:00
    Mars-Bot: Adding Science to Robotics

    A Mars-Bot will include the drive and steering mechanisms of a conventional competition robot, plus a wireless video cam and various sensors.A simulated space mission could leverage the popularity of robotics competitions to teach science.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 17:00
    NeoPixel Ripple Animation



    Balázs Suhajda describes his NeoPixel animation above as “a much improved version of my Arduino ripple effect with 2 waves and a fading background” — get it on Github.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 16:52
    Join Us at USASEF in D.C.

    In just a few weeks, we’ll be heading east to attend the United States Science & Engineering Festival (a.k.a. USASEF). USASEF is the largest STEM education event in the country and we are very excited.

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    This is a reminder that we are hosting a few events that are free to anyone attending the pre-USASEF educator workshop. We would love for you to join us!

    The first event is Drag and Drop Programming for Robotics, taking place on Thursday, April 24th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.. During this workshop we’ll be using ArduBlocks, which is very similar to Scratch, to explore the six most important concepts for beginning roboticists. What are the six most important concepts? Join us to find out!

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    The second event will be Arduino Basics on April 24th from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.. We’ll discuss introductory Arduino concepts and show you how you can use Arduino in your classroom.

    Lastly, we are hosting a Robotics Hangout in partnership with Ten80 Education on Friday, April 25th, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.. This will be a more laid-back event where we can discuss robotics, do some hands-on electronics projects and talk shop.

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    Finally on Saturday and Sunday (the 26th and 27th), we’ll be in the RobotFest section soldering away and doing occasional workshops. We’ll be set up next to our buddies from Parallax. Come by try your hand at some beginner soldering. We’ll also be putting on workshops about Pico and Scratch at 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday in the afternoon you can learn how to sew e-textiles with some of our e-textile specialists at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Sunday from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM we’ll be helping people learn how to reprogram their Simons.

    We hope you can join us at one (or all) of these events!

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  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 16:23
    “The he Raspberry Pi generation”


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    Heartbleed Bug is making the news, but check out what they’re calling the next generation…

    “Someone with a moderate level of technical skills running their own scripts – the Raspberry Pi generation – would probably be able to launch attacks successfully and gain sensitive information.”

    BBCHeartbleed via Eben on Twitter.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 16:23
    “The Raspberry Pi generation”


    Heartbleed
    Heartbleed Bug is making the news, but check out what they’re calling the next generation…

    “Someone with a moderate level of technical skills running their own scripts – the Raspberry Pi generation – would probably be able to launch attacks successfully and gain sensitive information.”

    BBCHeartbleed via Eben on Twitter.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 16:00
    GEMMA NeoPixel Ring T-Shirt #WearableWednesday



  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 16:00
    Using SIMMs to Add Some Extra RAM on your Arduino UNO

     

    A Single In-line Memory Module (SIMM) is a type of memory module containing Random Access Memory (RAM) which was used in computers from the early 1980s to the late 1990s (think 386, 486, Macintoshs, Atari STE…). [Rafael] just made a little library that allows you to interface these modules to the Atmega328p-based Arduino UNO in order to gain some memory space. His work was actually based on the great Linux on the 8bit ATMEGA168 hack from [Dmitry Grinberg] but some tweaks were required to make it work with [Rapfael]‘s SIMM but also to port it to the Arduino platform. The 30-pin SIMM shown above is capable of storing up to (hold on to your chairs…) 16MB but due to limited amount of available IOs on the Atmega328p only 256KB can be used. Our guess it that an SPI / I2C IO extender could lift this limitation. A quick (shaky) video is embedded after the break.

    Filed under: Arduino Hacks, hardware

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 15:00
    Adorable Rapunzel and Flynn Costumes


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    Whenever I consider a Rapunzel costume from Tangled, I immediately get hung up on the hair. She has a lot of it and about the only way to wear it and make it look believable is in the giant braid we saw in the movie. RPF user aelynn000 came up with a lightweight way to fashion the braid, and I’m impressed by how she put it together. It looks like it’s right from Tangled! She used foam strips covered by beige semi-shiny nylon and hair. Here’s how she tackled it:

    It will be done, however, by making beige-blonde coloured sleeves for foam strips ( about 3-4 inches wide and about 1.75 inches thick ) and then attaching wefts around the widths in intervals. The ‘sleeves’ are just to cover any white that may show through the hair. I’d rather have a slightly thin layer of hair with a coloured base as opposed to a 7 lb wig ( which I’ve heard many girls’ are ). The foam is pretty much weightless and the one tube which I wrapped in hair ( the method that was scrapped ) remains pretty close to weightless so so far, so good!

    Read more at The RPF.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 14:00
    25 Dresses for 25 Cities #WearableWednesday



    Jule Waibel was commissioned by Bershka to make 25 paper dresses, one for each of their strode windows around the world. via Feel Desain

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