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Digistump Announces Partnership with Particle’s IoT Cloud

Digistump Announces Partnership with Particle’s IoT Cloud

Digistump has recently announced a partnership with Particle over cloud infrastructure that may well be a signal that the diasporan expansion in microcontroller market may be coming to an end.

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Root Venture VC Raises  Million for Early Stage Hardware Startups

Root Venture VC Raises $30 Million for Early Stage Hardware Startups

When Avidan Ross was planning his wedding, he bought a Jinan G. Weike LG500 laser cutter to make his own escort cards and table numbers. “She got a diamond, I got a 90W laser,” he said. It was that mentality that led Ross to launch a $30 million fund — or, more precisely, a pi-inspired $31,415,927 — […]

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Use Photon to Make a Mysterious Interactive Magic Rope Box

Use Photon to Make a Mysterious Interactive Magic Rope Box

The Magic Rope project, which utilizes a Photon, was inspired by Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Tobi Stockinger, Claudia Zuniga, and Graham Dean, who showed how a public installation could be made that would allow large maps of the world to be positioned in various public spaces in a city. These maps would have short lengths of rope sticking out of […]

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Zach Supalla Announces Particle

Zach Supalla Announces Particle

MakerCon was full of exciting announcements, interesting presentations, and even a few surprises. Zach Supalla, co-founder and CEO of Spark IO, shocked many when he ended his presentation announcing that going forward, Spark IO will now be Particle. We caught up with Supalla and discussed his experiences building the company, his decision to change their name […]

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Cellular Connectivity Comes to Microcontrollers With The Spark Electron

Cellular Connectivity Comes to Microcontrollers With The Spark Electron

Meet Electron from Spark, the new board that puts GSM cellular connectivity directly on the microcontroller. With its onboard cellular antenna, this diminutive board will offer a huge range of deployment options and alleviate the hassle of using a custom cellular breakout board with your micro controller projects. They’re offering two versions, with either 2G or 3G connectivity. […]

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