This Prototype Uses a RepRap To Play Air Hockey

This Prototype Uses a RepRap To Play Air Hockey

With just a week left in the Pitch Your Prototype challenge, Jose Julio’s entry is more lighthearted than some of the more practical or conceptual submissions so far — though it’s still technologically impressive. Julio’s daughter enjoys air hockey, so he wondered whether he could create a robot that could hold... Read more »

By , 04/23/2015 @ 3:00 am

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Flextronics Wants More Manufacturing on US Soil

Flextronics Wants More Manufacturing on US Soil

The world of hardware startups is filled with long trips and longer stays in nations with large manufacturing infrastructures. Electronics manufacturing giant Flextronics, though, wants to bring the process home with a facility just north of San Jose, reports Engadget, that will manufacture your device or even work with you to bring a... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 2:00 pm

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A Simple, Inexpensive Computer for Developing Nations Hits it Big at Home

A Simple, Inexpensive Computer for Developing Nations Hits it Big at Home

A Kickstarter campaign for Endless Computer, a low cost desktop unit aimed at the developing world, has eclipsed its $100,000 funding goal with 22 days left on its campaign. “This product has been designed in the developing world, side by side with our users,” the Endless team wrote. “We went into... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 10:20 am

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Raspberry Pi E-Paper Display Doubles Kickstarter Goal

Raspberry Pi E-Paper Display Doubles Kickstarter Goal

A Raspberry Pi-compatible e-paper display — the technology used on the Kindle and other e-readers for its low power consumption and ease on the eyes — has nearly doubled its Kickstarter goal of £10,250 by press time, with 17 days left in the campaign. “I wanted something that would just sit... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 10:12 am

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Movidius Raises $40M for Augmented Reality Venture

Movidius Raises $40M for Augmented Reality Venture

Vision processing startup Movidius, which contributed computer vision technology to Google’s Project Tango development kit, announced a $40 million funding round this week, with Summit Bridge Capital leading the surge. “We are entering the Golden Age of accelerated computer vision,” said CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. Movidius’ work on Project Tango, a development kit that... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 10:08 am

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Startup Raises $20 Million for Smartphone Windshield Projector

Startup Raises $20 Million for Smartphone Windshield Projector

Hardware startup Navdy has reportedly raised $20 million to manufacture their eponymous gadget, which projects smartphone alerts directly onto an automobile windshield. “From the way information is presented, the clarity of the image, the flexibility of the gesture recognition to the way Navdy sits on your car’s dashboard, we are obsessing over every... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 10:02 am

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MakerBot's New Tool Converts 2D Sketches to 3D Designs

MakerBot’s New Tool Converts 2D Sketches to 3D Designs

MakerBot snuck a bold feature into the latest version of their PrintShop iOS app: a tool called Shape Maker that transforms photos of 2D designs into 3D printable models. It’s a neat feature, particularly for educators, but it’s also a cogent bid to ease more 3D printer owners from printing others’ designs to creating... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 9:59 am

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