Cheap, Safe, and Fast-Charging: Stanford Reveals Aluminum-Ion Battery Prototype

Cheap, Safe, and Fast-Charging: Stanford Reveals Aluminum-Ion Battery Prototype

Scientists at Stanford University announced a breakthrough in creating a bendable aluminum battery last week, unveiling a new prototype that could change the face of both hobbyist and professional hardware development. The new battery charges rapidly, can withstand over 7,500 charging cycles without a drop in capacity, and can generate two volts of electricity—stats that... Read more »

By , 04/15/2015 @ 9:52 am

Categories: Electronics, Energy, Maker Pro, Science | 1 Comment


Get to Know Onion Omega, a Tiny New Dev Board

Get to Know Onion Omega, a Tiny New Dev Board

The Onion Omega, a promising open hardware development platform, blew through its Kickstarter goal this week, where its promise to make hardware development easy for software developers seemed to resonate with backers. “We are strong believers of open source and we strive to give back to the open source community,” wrote the Onion... Read more »

By , 04/14/2015 @ 9:45 am

Categories: Arduino, Crowdfunding, Electronics, Maker Pro, Open Source Hardware | 1 Comment


Track Your Calorie Intake with a Smart Scale

Track Your Calorie Intake with a Smart Scale

Smart scale Countertop, a kitchen gadget by Google Ventures-backed Orange Chef, weighs each ingredient as you add it, crunches the numbers and tallies up the meal’s calories, fiber, and vitamin content. An app tracks your preferences and uses them to recommend future recipes; NFC adapters connect the system to Vitamix and Crock-Pot... Read more »

By , 04/14/2015 @ 9:40 am

Categories: Maker News, Maker Pro | 1 Comment


Arduino-Compatible 4-in-1 DrawBot Decorates Walls, Floors, Eggs, and More

Arduino-Compatible 4-in-1 DrawBot Decorates Walls, Floors, Eggs, and More

Makeblock, a Shenzhen-based open source hardware company, has raised almost double their goal on their Kickstarter campaign for the mDrawBot, a 4-in-1 drawing robot kit that can be assembled into 4 different drawing robots: mScara, mCar, mSpider and mEggBot. The four different configurations give you the choice between a drawing arm that... Read more »

By , 04/09/2015 @ 2:30 pm

Categories: Arduino, Art & Design, Crowdfunding, Electronics, Maker Pro, Open Source Hardware, Robotics | 1 Comment


New Equity Crowdfunding Platform From JD.com

New Equity Crowdfunding Platform From JD.com

JD.com, a notable rival to Chinese ecommerce behemoth Alibaba, launched a funding site last week called JD Equity Crowdfunding. JD’s first experiment in crowdfunding, Coufenzi is like Kickstarter in that it lets individuals fund products; JD Equity is instead aimed at entrepreneurs looking for early investors, with the goal of... Read more »

By , 04/09/2015 @ 10:52 am

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