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Adafruit Industries

DIY electronics, open-source hardware - learn electronics

Limor Fried (ladyada) is the founder & engineer of Adafruit Industries. Adafruit makes all-original DIY electronics kits - is a New York City based company that sells kits and parts for original, open source hardware electronics projects featured on www.adafruit.com as well as other cool open source tronix' that we think are interesting and well-made. Limor was on the cover of WIRED and was an EFF pioneer award winner for open-source hardware.


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About 10 weeks ago Cats of Engineering

The latest batch of cats are up on Cats of Engineering. If you’d like to add your cat just scroll down to the bottom and send a photo (link) in! http://www.adafruit.com/catsofengineering

Title: Hot off the Adafruit thermal printer press
Photo Credit: Chris
Name of Cat: Lila

#catsofengineering   #adafruit   #opensource   #cats   #engineering  







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About 8 weeks ago Bang!
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About 9 weeks ago Elisa Insua
Darth Vader Skywalker Hellwalker
Técnica Mixta sobre madera; 90 x 130 cm; 2013
http://www.flickr.com/photos/losgritosdelenny/8644268692/

#starwars   #darthvader  




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About 2 weeks ago How to make a Raspberry Pi solar-powered FTP server #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
http://adafru.it/dg1

David Hayward from CNET wrote up this great how-to on making a Raspberry Pi solar-powered FTP server. Take advantage of those extra hours of daylight and make one today!

You’ll always have instant access to all your digital files, from anywhere with an Internet connection, and it won’t cost a penny on your electricity bill.

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http://adafru.it/dg1







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About 9 weeks ago Raspberry Pi 40-Node Computing Cluster
http://adafru.it/b96190 

Check out this awesome supercomputer built with Raspberry Pi from Like Magic Appears.

In the practical sense, this is a supercomputer which has been scaled down to the point where the entire system is about as fast as a nice desktop system. Most of the resources available to individual nodes have been proportionally scaled. I believe this will make it an ideal testbed for distributed software.

My goals for this project were as follows:

Build a model supercomputer, which structurally mimics a modern supercomputer.
All hardware required for the cluster to operate is housed in a case no larger than a full tower.
Parts that are likely to fail should be easy to replace.
It should be space-efficient, energy-efficient, economically-efficient, and well-constructed.
Ideally, it should be visually pleasing.
I feel I have met these goals with my design…

I needed a computing
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About 6 weeks ago Mann gegen Maschine - Ulf Hoffmann Tischtennis Roboter (UHTTR-1)
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About 4 weeks ago Preview :)

+Raspberry Pi  #raspberrypi   #cupcade #comingsoon   

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About 1 week ago Moon photo via http://i.imgur.com/XUvst3R.jpg
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About 6 weeks ago The Father Of 3D Printing Is Being Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame
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The Father Of 3D Printing Is Being Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame. From Techcrunch:

With all the hubbub surrounding 3D printing as of late, it’s easy to think of it as something new. Something that, before 5 or 6 years ago, only existed in Sci-Fi novels.

Surprise! 3D printing has actually been around for decades. In fact, the first kinda-sorta functional 3D printer prototype was built way back in 1984. This year, its inventor, Chuck Hull, is being inducted into the National Inventors Hall Of Fame.

This puts him up in the ranks, in the U.S. Patent Office’s eyes, with folks like Thomas Edison, Jobs/Woz, the Wright Brothers, Einstein, and Eli Whitney.

In 1984, Hull had a realization: if you pointed a highly focused UV light at a special, goopy material (called a “photopolymer” ), the material would instantly turn solid wherever
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About 4 weeks ago Megacon 2014 (photos) #cosplay @MegaConvention#megacon2014

http://imgur.com/a/cQq5m

#cosplay