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Adam Flaherty

Adam Flaherty

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Here's a fun Android Breathalyzer prototype using the IOIO board, a Seeed alcohol sensor and Li-po Rider power module, and a Li-po battery inside an Altoid tin. Read more »


Fans of Ytai Ben-Tsvi's IOIO board will be happy to know that there's an update coming. Ytai recently announced that there's an second generation IOIO in the works. The new version will feature the ability to connect to a PC over USB (OTG) or Bluetooth using the same high-level API... Read more »


Everybody's favorite slingshot aficionado, Jörg Sprave, is at it again. Got an old set of steak knives sitting around the house collecting dust? Why not turn them into a battery-powered whirligig of doom? Using a battery powered drill, some MDF, and a timing belt, Jörg constructed one mean looking rotary... Read more »


For the price of a cheap date you could pick up Via's new APC all-in-one computer. It's about the size of a smartphone and about as powerful. It comes with Android 2.3 pre-installed, so it could make a decent media streamer or Android development platform. Read more »


In order to cut down on the development time and ensure the final part being machined will match the vehicle, Jay and his crew use a NextEngine 3D scanner and Dimension 3D printer to produce functional prototypes they can test fit on the vehicle. Read more »


The traditional way to cobble together a tilt-shift adaptor involves some plumbing and a little trial and error. Things have become a little easier if you have access to a 3D printer. Instructables user Joe Murphy put together this custom tilt-shift adaptor for his micro 4/3 camera, but I'm sure... Read more »

Wouldn't it be cool if everyday objects were as easy to control as a smartphone or tablet? Disney Research in Pittsburg have created a more sensitive version of capacitive touch technology, called Touché, that allows for multi-point gestures on a variety of surfaces and environments. Read more »


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