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Customizing Adaptive Tech for People With Disabilities

Customizing Adaptive Devices for People with Disabilities

Microsoft’s Bryce Johnson and John Helmes Join Make: Editor Caleb Kraft Bryce Johnson works at the Inclusive Tech Lab at Microsoft who is one of the co-inventors of the Xbox Adaptive Controller and the Surface Adaptive Kit. John Helmes is an industrial designer at Microsoft who began creating and customizing devices for his daughter, Jara, […]

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Embedded LEDs Make The Coolest Birthday Cake You’ve Ever Seen

Embedded LEDs Make The Coolest Birthday Cake You’ve Ever Seen

Natasha Dzurny turned out this really cool project for Element 14. In short, she makes a birthday cake shaped display using flexible LED matrixes. Inspired by Lizzo’s birthday anthem, Natasha decided to make a whole party in the shape of a cake. She started with an Arduino Nano 33it and two LED matrixes and ended […]

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Building The Ghostwriter AI Typewriter

Building The Ghostwriter AI Typewriter

This crazy AI powered interactive typewriter has been bouncing around the internet since CES recently ended. it’s a pretty great example of putting a professional finish on an interesting piece. Luckily Arvind Sanjeev, the creator, has shared a build breakdown on twitter. Be sure to go read the entire thread, it is fascinating. Arvind started […]

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Review: The Keychron Q10 is a Luxury Mechanical Keyboard with Knobs On

Review: The Keychron Q10 is a Luxury Mechanical Keyboard with Knobs On

Manufacturer: Keychron URL: https://www.keychron.com Price: $215 I spend a stupid amount of time at my desk every day. I have invested substantially in my computer setup and productivity, with half a dozen computers – covering every major OS – and at least a dozen displays on my crazy IKEA Jerker workstation. I have a bizarre $350 RollerMouse, because […]

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Put A Little Earth On Your Desktop With Raspberry Pi and A Round Display

Put A Little Earth On Your Desktop With Raspberry Pi and A Round Display

Some people keep digital picture frames on their desk that display images of their loved ones and special occasions. Sometimes they show fancy locations that they’ve visited. Matt Gray’s digital picture frame shows everyone and everywhere on earth. This little project that uses a Raspberry Pi W and a circular display is fairly simple in […]

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Raspberry Pi Announces New Camera Module

Raspberry Pi Announces New Camera Module

Raspberry Pi announced today that there is a new vision system available for their eco system: The Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3. The new hardware has four variants: All four have a 12 megapixel 7.9mm (diagonal) Sony IMX708 sensor with autofocus and high dynamic range support. Unlike previous modules that had the c/cs mount available, […]

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Making A Functional Lego Computer Is Even More Complex Than You Think

Making A Functional Lego Computer Is Even More Complex Than You Think

Playing with Lego is a time honored tradition of both young and and old. This build however takes things a few steps beyond simply plugging in the correct shapes to make your structure. Ancient James has designed and built a functional version of the little computer brick. It turns out that making one of these […]

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