Raspberry Pi AirPlay Speaker


The Raspberry Pi is a full Linux computer that’s about the size of a credit card and sells for $25–$35. It has a 700MHz ARM CPU and 512MB of RAM. Because of its capabilities and its low price, it has become wildly popular with the hobbyist market. Some people have... Read more »

Panda Head Magazine Issue 7


Morgan Hungerford and her team of creators, Nilay Lawson, Eric Loften, and Kate Green just put out issue 7 of the aesthetically-riveting Panda Head Magazine. The latest issue is their biggest endeavor yet with 70 contributors, a commune-theme, and the perfectly lovely/creepy cherry on top is the Panda cult camping... Read more »

iTurntable Digital Music Dock


These days there are plenty of tactile input options for the digital DJ that try to recreate the traditional UI. Most of these are newer devices are vestigial rotary encoders tacked onto purpose-built decks. If you're not a DJ, but would like to recreate the tactile experience of an old... Read more »

Touring The Future With Texas Instruments

The author's veins on display

Yes, those are my veins. This series of images was generated by the Christie DLP VeinViewer [PDF]. This device projects infrared light onto your hand. A camera detects areas with blood vessels near the skin because blood doesn’t reflect the IR light, but the surrounding tissue does. The resulting image is... Read more »

Square Reader Plays Audio Tape on iPod Touch


Using a slightly modified Square mag stripe reader, an RCA MODEL SRT-403 Tape Recorder, an iPod Touch, and requisite audio software, Evan Long got a modern digital media player to record and play back an obsolete paper reel-to-reel format from the late 1940s. Read more »