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Esquilo and the Internet of Things

Esquilo and the Internet of Things

There seems to be a new microcontroller board most days, and they all try and sell themselves on simplifying development for the Internet of Things. But the Esquilo may actually stand a chance of doing it.

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Sending Data Using Sound for the Internet of Things

Sending Data Using Sound for the Internet of Things

With the release today of a free SDK for iOS, Android, and Arduino you can now connect the Internet of Things, not with wires, but with sound.

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ProtoPalette EdTech CEO Will Pemble

Maker Entrepreneurs Shine at MakerCon Launch Pad

The premise of MakerCon’s Launch Pad competition is fairly simple. 10 Maker-based startups give a  five-minute pitch of their product or idea to a panel of five judges. The judges deliberate and award a grand prize ($5,000 and free booth space at Maker Faire) to the most promising company. But from what I saw today, […]

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Former Pixar Engineer Starts Her Own Electronics Company, Modulo

Former Pixar Engineer Starts Her Own Electronics Company, Modulo

MakerCon was developed for Makers like Erin Tomson, someone who has an idea to make something better and wants to learn the process of taking that idea and developing into a product that creates value for the Maker community. As Erin tells us below, she came to MakerCon last year and it got on her […]

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Hex Cancels Second Kickstarter Campaign To Focus on Fixing First

Hex Cancels Second Kickstarter Campaign To Focus on Fixing First

Last week, we wrote about FlexPV, an ambitious Kickstarter campaign by a team who many backers say failed to deliver on their first crowdfunded project, a copter called Hex. Since that post ran, FlexLab has cancelled FlexPV and says that before they pursue that project, they are going to make things right with Hex backers. […]

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Making Lightbulbs Float

Making Lightbulbs Float

We talk to Simon Morris about the Flyt, a levitating lightbulb, which he and his team brought along to Maker Faire Paris.

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