Weightless technology - small is dutiful How do you develop a standard that meets the need for thousands - maybe millions - of devices to connect without human intervention? Welcome to the ‘Weightless’ world. When machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity problems are discussed there tend to be two responses: one is to note that there have been predictions of inter-machine connectivity for years and the fact that the technology has failed to deliver on them suggests that an inherent impracticality exists that technology cannot overcome. DIY Flexible Printed Circuits Get some thin sheets of polyimide which have copper on one or both sides. Polyimide is a yellow polymer with a high melting temperature and is sometimes called Kapton. A common type of copper-coated polyimide is DuPont "Pyralux" material.
Kinect-powered Email 4 the disabled Make Projects Tech September 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm My mom has lived with aphasia ever since she suffered a serious stroke twelve years ago. In the meantime, there’s been a revolution in communication – powered by social media. Camera module – first pictures! I was sent this image this morning from Gert (not pictured), Naush (right eye and half-moustache) and JamesH (stripy shirt and chin). It’s not a terribly exciting photo – until you realise that it’s the first picture ever taken from the prototype camera add-on board we’re developing for release later in the year, which will plug into those CSI pins we expose in the middle of the Raspberry Pi. I will ask Gert, Naush and JamesH, who have been working on this in their free evenings, to answer questions in the comments below – they are also very active on our forums, so please come over and have a chat.
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How to Choose the Right Platform: Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black This article was originally posted at Michael Leonard’s blog and has been re-posted here. There are already many articles out there comparing Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black; this is not one of those articles. I believe it is clear that Arduino is in a different league than the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black, and serves an entirely different purpose. What I was looking for and couldn’t find was a comprehensive article that would summarize all of the pros and cons of the Raspberry Pi and the BeagleBone Black, and what each platform is best suited for. When I couldn’t find that article, I decided to write it myself.
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