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Vocally Unlock Your Internet-Connected Door with “Open Sesame”

Vocally Unlock Your Internet-Connected Door with “Open Sesame”

“OK GOOGLE, OPEN SESAME” When Dheera Venkatraman was faced with the issue of not having enough magic in his life, he did what any reasonable person would do… start coding.. The result: He created a simple and an straightforward system that lets him say “Ok Google, open sesame” at any time when he is wearing his […]

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Autonomous Android Phonebot Tracks, Chases Toy Like Housecat

Autonomous Android Phonebot Tracks, Chases Toy Like Housecat

Powerful, cheap, open platform from obsolete phone, OpenCV, Arduino, RC toy.

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Reverse Engineering the Estimote

Reverse Engineering the Estimote

It’s actually fairly hard to get your hands on an Estimote developer preview kit—as its still shipping in limited numbers—but I managed to get one of the early developer kits and, predictably, took one of the beacons apart.

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Settle Down With a Good Book This Holiday

Settle Down With a Good Book This Holiday

These books are cheap, fast reads, covering everything from how to build an Arduino-compatible micro-controller on a breadboard, to how to build and launch a satellite, and will make excellent stocking stuffers this Christmas.

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Bluetooth: The Next Generation

Bluetooth: The Next Generation

Bluetooth has never had a reputation as being easy to work with, but with the arrival of the Bluetooth LE standard, all that has changed. We look at two of the new Arduino-compatible micro-controller boards on Kickstarter with Bluetooth LE built-in.

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