November 30, 2006

Retired

sLop (the blog you are reading) is retiring..

The archives should stay up indefinitely though so feel free to continue linking in if you like..

In the coming weeks, I should have something new up. Please stay tuned.


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July 29, 2006

Lights and Sensors, Toys for Adults

iBar - intelligent surface system - interactive bar: Pictures
I don't think these types of things will ever get old..

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June 14, 2006

Serial Video Display Board

Spark Fun Electronics: Serial Video Display Board
A little bit like the PICTV project I worked on at ITP back in the day.

I love Sparkfun..!

Thanks Jeff.

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May 19, 2006

Cool Hunting at the ITP Show

Cool Hunting Video: ITP Spring Show 2006
For those of you wondering what I do all day every day, check out this video of the ITP Spring Show from Cool Hunting. Very nicely produced!

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April 19, 2006

ITP End of Year Events - Thesis Presentations and End of Semester Show

ITP Spring Show 2006
A two day exhibition of interactive sight, sound and physical objects from the student artists of ITP.

This event is free and open to the public. No need to RSVP.

ITP Thesis Presentations 2006
ITP's graduating students will be presenting a wide variety of highly creative and interactive projects that they have constructed over the course of their final project seminars.

Students have been encouraged to undertake projects that bring together the conceptual and design issues that they have engaged in during their two years of study at ITP.

Projects will include installation based work, digital video and audio pieces, interactive 3D, games and educational applications, to name only a few.

ITP will be providing a live webcast of all the thesis presentations.

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February 04, 2006

ITP Artists Strike again

Wired News: Artists Burnish RFID's Image
Go Meghan:
A far cry from Big Brother scenarios, RFID technology has recently become a medium for artists like Meghan Trainor, whose work offers a glimpse of a future in which computers will be able to scan any item and know something about it. She sculpts objects out of plaster, rubber and other materials, and embeds them with RFID chips and tags.

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January 30, 2006

Tech Art January Roundup

artnet Magazine - Technical Knock-outs
Dorkbot, "Superlowrez" at vertexList and "Dewanatron" at Pierogi.
From the article:
For the show, vertexList brought aboard eight artists, among them the stalwarts of the Brooklyn art scene: Joe Amrhein, Brian Conley, Matt Freedman, Kristin Lucas, Jillian Mcdonald, Joe McKay, Akiko Sakaizumi and Jude Tallichet. All of them agreed to work with the same gadget for the project, a custom-built box of 12 x 14 electronic light-up "pixels." Since this dimension is calculated to be just under the pixel-content of the normal computer cursor, the format is extremely constraining (additionally, each box has a chip that can hold just 1,984 "frames" of information.)

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January 17, 2006

CES Wrap-up

Two weeks ago, I attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. Here is a quick write-up regarding it:

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show was a very interesting and overwhelming event. First of all, it is by far the largest event that I have ever been to. The numbers were 150,000 plus attendees and 2500 plus vendors (booths).

As the show title indicates, it is very consumer electronics orientated. This means, home theater audio and video, in car systems, mobile phones, portable music players and video players, digital cameras and video cameras and video game systems were there in a big way. While my interests and technology applicable to my work cross all of these areas, the sheer size and number of similar items makes it very difficult to find the best of the best. Fortunately, CES in general and these areas are well covered by the media and in reviews by other bloggers as well as by awards given out at the show. Therefore, I decided that it wasn't worth my time at this type of event to focus on them. If you are interested, CNet has good coverage online at: http://www.cnet.com/4520-11405_1-6398208-1.html and from CES itself lists the award winners: http://www.cesweb.org/attendees/awards/innovations/default.asp

I, on the other hand was determined to find devices that enable the types of things that my research focuses on. Specifically, I went with the intention of looking at video capture devices that enable streaming as well as remote control capabilities, set top boxes that have open interfaces to allow for the development of software that runs on them, tablet computers, remote controls and phones that fit the bill to be used as a prototype platform for development of my various projects.

With these tasks in mind I shied away from the areas of the conference that dealt with in car and home theater systems (mostly audio and large screens) and started off by going to the small out of the way booths. Fortunately, this tactic paid off almost immediately. I discovered (actually I think I may have rediscovered) a device called the Pepper Pad: http://www.pepper.com/ which is essentially a tablet PC running linux crossed with a universal remote control. It fits all of the requirements for developing a prototype for one of my projects and exceeds the capabilities (and suitability to the task at hand) of the devices that I have been using. The Pepper Pad does have a couple of drawbacks. First of all is the cost; it is in excess of $800.00, far too much for wide adoption. Second is the size; it is just a bit too large for my prototype purposes.

These drawbacks are more than made up by the devices capabilities. Also promising is the fact that I made contact with and had a good conversation with the lead technical individual at the company that makes it.

Finding the Pepper Pad was the most useful thing to happen for me at CES but a couple thoughts and notes are worth putting down as well.

1: Convergence, that nasty word from the mid 90's has finally arrived. Fortunately, it is being done better this time. No more are the dreams of a super device that does everything. Rather, the CE industry is starting to make devices that can talk to each other and share content. Handheld devices that can get content from set top boxes and media centers that can pull up photos and music from PCs are everywhere.

Unfortunately the CE people don't quite know what the internet is good for yet. They have realized the potential of the internet as a distribution medium but have not realized that it needs to be open. In my opinion, there is no reason to use the internet for distribution unless it is open (both on the consumption side and publishing side). They are still treating the internet as a cable network when they should just be using a cable network.

2: Yahoo, Google and Microsoft were at the show in a big way (I don't mean sq. feet). This is interesting because they are not CE companies and don't really have CE products yet they hold the mind share and rightfully so. They get with the CE companies don't get (about the internet).

Microsoft's Media Center platform is actually pretty nice and does offer the things that I would like everyone to offer (an open platform with API's).

Google understands standards and wants interoperability. See the Google Keynote.

Yahoo is the only company there that really showed an aptitude for mixing social behavior and media. I saw prototypes of Yahoo content on a TV platform that almost encouraged social behavior (in the standard Yahoo way).

3: Still, nobody understands that the TV is not the place for interactive content. People are still trying to shoehorn the internet onto TV. It will have some limited success but in the end, it will never live up to what can be done on a PC.

Last here is a list of things that I saw with quick notes that I thought interesting enough to take a further look at. I haven't had the time to dig yet but I wanted to get them down.

DX5 Digital Camera - Clone of Xacti ?
Microsoft TV IPTV Edition
Playstation 3 - Blueray - Interactive Java Games supported by Blueray spec
SCH-B360 Samsung compact satellite mobile tv phone - dmb - evdo - tv out
DLNA - nokia support
GE Solar Cam
Panasonic 3CCD SD Camcorder SDR S190 or S100
Excercise by playing video games = very itp like - game runner
Ant - iptv platform - not really sure what level - javascript interactivity
Philips remote control honoree 2006 innovations - TSU3500 or SRU9600
ACE LHD Professional Media Server http://www.acedigitalhome.com/
Lifetouch by exceptional innovation
JVC G Series HDD camera http://www.jvc.com/presentations/everio_g/
SD PDA Camera SDC-001A (for palm and pocket pc)
Lego mindstorms nxt
VEX Robotics Design System
Akimbo = not open
Creative Webcam Live Wireless
Yahoo mirror display - in bathroom computing
Yahoo mobile
Walkview handsfree = sports dv camera
Opcom chipcam camera modules
Viiv = upnp = dlna?
Universal remotes with breakout box for devices (basically IR blaster)
Samsung sports camcorder - mpeg4 asp (dumb)
Samsung cameras ptz - see data sheets
Wisecomm wireless camera
Dlink wireless g optical zoom ptz camera
Xavix baseball golf and so on (physical interaction)
Creative Zencast = serious magic = vision
Nokia modeo
Leadtek H.264 based Triple-Play Set-Top Box

Other news:
Google video launched a pay download service
Tivo series 3 - HD and Digital broadcast tuners coming soon.
TiVo Desktop 2.3 Beta: featuring automatic transfers and support for Apple® video iPod™ and Sony PSP™ (Playstation® Portable).

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January 16, 2006

Button Camera and Microphone

AVING - Global News Network
Really interesting Bluetooth button camera.
From the site:
If you wear this button-looking device on your suit, it records the situation of a spot and transmit the data to remote areas using the wireless transmit technology (Bluetooth) in real time. The device detects movements of an object and records them automatically. You can have access and communicate several Self Guard devices from anywhere you can use the internet. So, even if you are not present in the spot, you can install this model in various hidden places and take control of the situation while giving instructions. It comes up with rechargeable battery.

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December 14, 2005

The perfect Linux HD capture card (it seems)

pcHDTV
Makers of the Linux based (at least the drivers) HD-3000 HDTV card. Now if I can ever get around to building my myth box..

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December 10, 2005

Good Question

Emmy Advanced Media - Television Business News: Who Are The Real Pirates?
Shelly asks a good question that the media companies should be asking themselves. Particularly the music companies. In essence, they need to realize that fair use is fair and good and people WANT media on their own terms.
From the post:
How many times will you buy the same master file? That question is being answered every day on P2P networks, via email and podcasts. Obviously, some consumers are willing to pay for the convenience of not having to bother converting their own files to be used in all of their devices. But there are far more consumers who would rather not pay for the same thing over and over again.

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December 09, 2005

Blue-ray players will run Java

Java to appear in next-gen DVD players | CNET News.com
From the article:
"The Blu-ray Disc Association, the standards body for the format, has decided it will adopt Java for the interactivity standards," said Yasushi Nishimura, director of Panasonic's Research and Development Company of America, speaking at Sun's JavaOne trade show here. "This means that all Blu-ray Disc player devices will be shipped equipped with Java."

Java will be used for control menus, interactive features, network services and games, Nishimura said.

Cool! But as Chris Adamson says, "Gimme some tools!" (from: We Love Blu-Ray Java! It's Perfect! Now Change.

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Future of Television Conference

Beyond TV: TVSpy.com Next Generation TV
So, I went to the Future of Television conference a couple of weeks ago and was somewhat suprised. Last year, I poked my head in to see what was being discussed and it was a big snooze. After checking out the website, I figured it was worth my time this year so I went.

Wow.. I was surprised. You wouldn't know it but there are people in TV who really "get it"... Larry Kramer from CBS most notably get's it.

Here is what I had to say on the day of:
I am writing from Future of Television Conference at NYU's Stern School of Business today. I am here for several reasons, first of all I would like to know what the networks and traditional media concerns think of the scrappy interactive folks. Second, I am here doing recon. Specifically, I would like to know how long video bloggers and other decentralized media creators have before traditional media begins to offer enough of what they are doing to satiate "consumers". (Perhaps that is not exactly my fear but close enough for now.)

First of all, I have to say that Larry Kramer gets it. He really does. He is open to experimentation. At CBS he has launched many interactive initiatives from a broadband news channel to podcasts of daytime soaps to fantasy sports sites to deep entertainment content add-ons to viewer/user photo posting to writer and producer blogs to actual audience participation through SMS. Phew..

CBS isn't the only media company doing this type of experimentation. The other networks, cable and broadcast are doing the same or similar. Notable is ABC News Now, ESPN, Playboy and the like.

The question is, whether or not this is enough. Will this engage and empower viewers enough to keep them despite the ever growing number of alternative content channels. The networks certainly know how to deliver programming to a passive audience. They are just beginning to support a more engaged and digitally connected viewer.

A later speaker in the day, IBM's Saul Berman described the audience by categorizing them in 3 camps. "Massive passives", the folks that CBS has always served, lean back, over 35, want to be entertained but don't feel compelled to buy the latest gadget or create their own media.

The next camp, arguably the focus of most of these efforts he described as "Gadgetiers". He describes this group as heavily involved in content, they are fans, will seek out other individuals who are interested in the same content they are. They will purchase the latest devices, use time shifting (TiVo) and will space shift (TiVo To Go). They are also the heavy buyers, the early adopters, in short, the people that the advertizers (and therefore the networks) covet.

It remains to be seen whether what the networks are starting to do will appeal to this group in the long run. In the short term, it is clear, if you put it out there they will come. How long they stay is another matter.

The last camp, the "Kool kids", the ones really getting all of the attention, are the hardest to understand. He suggests that this is the group that rejects DRM and "walled gardens", in short, the group that wants media on their own terms. This is the group that uses P2P software and is heavily social. They have dream devices that aren't out in the market as of yet.

I know that the kks (short for "Kool kids") are what have network executives up at night. They are the hackers and inventors who are really driving the internet. TV and media in general will fit into their game or be disregarded.

Ok.. So the big question at the end of the day? Will the cable and TV networks run scared and do everything possible to protect their business models or will they embrace the new like they must. My feeling after this conference is that they have learned something from the music industry and will try to embrace but there will still be a major shakeup and Yahoo! and Google just might become the "new" networks. Good or bad.

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December 08, 2005

EPIC is about to arrive, powered by Googlezon

EPIC 2014

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November 17, 2005

DIY Mobile Phones

Build-it-yourself cell phones | CNET News.com
Surj Patel is leading the way towards DIY mobile phones.
Nice CNet article..
Here is a WiFiPhone project: http://www.jesseross.com/wiki/index.php/Site/WiFiPhone




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November 14, 2005

Conductive Thread

Lame Lifesaver - Conductive Thread for Lame Repair
Meant for fencing lame use, this page gives a nice overview of how to work with conductive thread. Thanks to the ITP PComp list for the link.

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September 26, 2005

Nokia 770 Internet Tablet Development Platform

Welcome to maemo.org!
From the site:
Maemo is a development platform to create applications for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet and other maemo compliant handheld devices. It is meant for developers with personal or commercial interests in developing software for handhelds like Internet Tablets. The software and developer community website is contributed to this audience and operated by Nokia. The platform is composed of popular open source software components, which are widely deployed in the leading Linux desktop distributions today.

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September 17, 2005

The Ultimate Portable Studio

O'Reilly: The Ultimate Portable Studio
Amazing article.. Need to do on the road audio work? Check this article.

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September 16, 2005

Emulate a keyboard with a physical devise

Hagstrom Electronics - Products - Keyboard Encoder Modules

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August 22, 2005

Remote-Controlled Humans

Remote-Controlled Humans - Forbes.com
Yikes!!!

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August 21, 2005

Mobile phone to Skype..

Usefulapps - Skype and VOIP for Nokia and more cellular phones,
smartphones and PDAs over Bluetooth, WiFi, GPRS and 3G

Very nice! Can't wait to get to work to try!

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InstantSOUP, an electronics cookbook.

InstantSOUP - Cover
From the site:
InstantSOUP is a path into electronics using an approach of "learning by making", introducing electronic prototyping in a playful, non-technical way. It was developed following the experience gained in teaching physical interaction design at Interaction-Ivrea.

Uses the ealier linked to Wiring language and prototyping board.

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August 11, 2005

Processing and PComp come together

Wiring
From the site:
Wiring is a programming environment and electronics i/o
board for exploring the electronic arts, tangible media, teaching and
learning computer programming and prototyping with electronics. It illustrates
the concept of programming with electronics and the physical realm of
hardware control which are necessary to explore physical interaction design
and tangible media aspects

Very nice.. A compiler (Java/Processing) and board for physical computing type work.

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August 09, 2005

Darknet: J.D.'s New Book is out

Darknet
From the site:
Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation is a new book that offers first-person accounts of how the personal media revolution will impact movies, music, computing, television and games

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July 08, 2005

Repurpose that disposable camcorder

Boing Boing: Pinouts for CVS's "disposable" camcorder
From Boing Boing:
CVS Pharmacies sell a one-time-use camcorder that you have to bring to their shop once you're ready to get your videos, which are delivered on DVD. Enterprising hackers are racing to reverse-engineer the camcorder so that they can extract their own video and make multiple uses of the camera without paying repeatedly.

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May 30, 2005

Build your own hardware MP3 Player

AVR Butterfly MP3

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February 03, 2005

PIC Microcontroller Programming for Macintosh

SciSpot: PIC Microcontroller Programming for Macintosh

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January 29, 2005

Antenna Design Software

RF Toolbox - Dipole, Yagi, Vertical, Cubic quad, Log periodic, J-pole, helix, helical,coil, and transmission line design package for the Macintosh
From the site:
RF Toolbox is an antenna design and electronics/electrical tool package

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December 06, 2004

ITP Winter Show 2004

ITP Winter Show 2004
Sunday, December 19 from 2 to 6pm
Monday, December 20 from 5 to 9pm

A two-day explosion of interactive sight, sound and technology from the student artists and innovators at ITP.

An oversized Greenwich Village loft houses the computer labs, rotating exhibitions, and production workshops that are ITP -- the Interactive Telecommunications Program. Founded in 1979 as the first graduate education program in alternative media, ITP has grown into a living community of technologists, theorists, engineers, designers, and artists uniquely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of interactivity in the real and digital worlds. A hands-on approach to experimentation, production and risk-taking make this hi-tech fun house a creative home not only to its 230 students, but also to an extended network of the technology industry's most daring and prolific practitioners.

Interactive Telecommunications Program
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadway, 4th Floor South
New York NY 10003

Take the left elevators to the 4th Floor
This event is free and open to the public

No need to RSVP

For questions: 212-998-1880
email: itp.inquiries@nyu.edu
http://itp.nyu.edu/show

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Hillary support's The INDUCE Act

I was dismayed to learn that Senator Hillary Clinton has come out and in fact co-sponsored Senator Hatch's Induce Act. What follows is a draft of a letter that I am writing to Sen. Clinton to express my concern. I hope that others will do the same.

Here is some background material:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c108:S.2560:
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,64315,00.html
http://techlawadvisor.com/induce/
http://www.corante.com/importance/archives/004563.html
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20040618-3906.html
http://www.futureofmusic.org/articles/INDUCEanalysis.cfm
http://action.eff.org/site/pp.asp?c=esJNJ5OWF&b=164928

Like your iPod, read this:
http://www.eff.org/IP/Apple_Complaint.php

Please comment on the letter as you see fit.


Dear Senator Clinton,

I was dismayed to learn that you have come out in support of Senator Hatch's Induce Act. I hope that on further consideration of the issues that this bill covers that you change your stance to better reflect the opinions of your constituents and for the betterment of our society.

The Induce act as it currently is written does much to stifle free-speech, artistic and fair uses of media. Imposing legal responsibility on the makers of devices and software for illegal use such device or software will create a burden so great on manufacturers and creators of such programs that they will not develop or offer products that have potential for misuse.

I fear that by trying to curb the theft of copyrighted material you will instead be curbing the ability for individuals and groups with legitimate uses for the technology that enables such to use it. Being thoroughly immersed in an academic and artistic atmosphere, I am witness every day to fair uses of technology that would not exist today were such a law in existence. In fact I feel that the software that I am using to write this letter would not have been developed simply because it includes the ability to cut and paste text from any source into the document.

I believe that should this Bill become law that it will undo much of the progress of free-speech and alternative media creation that has been enabled by the internet, personal electronic devices, computers, tape recorders and so on. Furthermore it will be a giant step backwards and lead to increased power by the media and further relegate citizens to the role of consumer without a voice.

I hope that you will reconsider your position on this matter.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Shawn Van Every

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Solar powered batteries, on your back..

Voltaic Backpack, Solar Backpack, Solar Bag
Now when you are out on the street and your laptop (I haven't verified that this will power a laptop) is running out of juice, you can plug it into your back and keep on going. Looks heavy but I guess we are stuck with this type of thing until some miraculous battery technology breakthrough comes.

From the site:
The Voltaic backpack is a mobile power source, designed to charge your gadgets without tying you to a power outlet.

Thanks to Betsy for the link.

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October 26, 2004

Hacks for the Linksys WRT54G wireless router

Portless Networks
The other day I put this hacked firmware on a spare router. It was fun to look at the additional capabilities that are offered (such as SSH) but what I would really like to do is be able to modify one of these and put a very light weight streaming server on it. Unfortunately, you need a solid Linux box setup (I have to get to work on that one) to build a new firmware image.

Oh yeah, what is MORE interesting (to me at least) is that Linksys has made available the firmware for their wireless cameras as well (also Linux based). Looking through the firmware image for the WVC11B I was able to confirm my suspicion that in fact they do not offer a true MPEG-4 solution, rather it appears as though they *may* be using an MPEG-4 codec but wrapping it in an ASF file (hence the reason you need the stoooopid active x control to view the stream).

In any case, it is one of my missions to hack a true MPEG-4 solution onto one of these. How cool would that be!

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October 13, 2004

Visual Component Development for Multimedia

iglue.org
Not sure where this fits in the world with PD and Max but it is interesting none-the-less. Uses a circuit board and microcontroller metaphor.

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Steve Mann's EyeTap, GNUX pages

EyeTap Personal Imaging Lab
Some interesting information on wearable computing, mediated reality and more.

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October 08, 2004

Sparkfun sells some interesting GPRS development kits

Spark Fun Electronics
Cellular modules, antenna, development boards with USB and all that jazz..

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September 29, 2004

Nicebots opening in NICE

n i c e b o t s
Daniel, Mark, Ann and Jean-Marc put together this great exhibition in Nice France.

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June 01, 2004

Airtexting..!

Joi Ito's Web: Will airtexting BlackBerry become the mobile hecklebot?
From the site:
By waving the Nokia 3220 camera phone from side to side, the LED lights of the Nokia Xpress-on FunShell light up to "write" a message that appears to float in mid-air.

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Everything LCD

LCD Intro
including the famed LCD Hyper-email discussion group

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May 31, 2004

Wearables conference

ISWC '04
Colocated with IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
From the site:
ISWC 2004, the eighth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, will bring together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and all other interested parties to share information and advances in wearable computing. We invite you to attend ISWC 2004 and submit to one or more of the following categories: papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and exhibits.

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May 18, 2004

Turn that Game Boy into an embedded development environment

Charmed Labs
Check out the Xport 2.0!

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May 06, 2004

Linux Unwired, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPRS on Linux

oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Linux Unwired
Anyone want to buy this book for me?
From the description:
Linux Unwired is a one-stop wireless information source for on-the-go Linux users. Whether you're considering Wi-Fi as a supplement or alternative to cable and DSL, using Bluetooth to network devices in your home or office,or want to use cellular data plans for access to data nearly everywhere, this book will show you the full-spectrum view of wireless capabilities of Linux, and how to take advantage of them.

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April 25, 2004

Ambient chandeliers!


Yahoo! News - Chandeliers shaken by crystal SMSs

From the article:
"It's time to shake up the industry. There are too many chandeliers around with no life and soul -- just expensive cookie-cutter designs," said Nadja Swarovski, grand-daughter of the company's founder and vice president of communications.

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April 09, 2004

Open Source USB IO Box

mamalala.de - USB multI/O
Check it out..
Thanks to Hans for the link.

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April 07, 2004

Java gets blue in the tooth

www.JavaBluetooth.org
Thanks to Mike for the pointer.
From the site:
The JavaBluetooth Stack is a 100% (no native) Java implementation of the Bluetooth Specifications Version 1.1. It currently supports HCI, L2CAP and SDP. Support for RFCOMM, TCS, and SCO, as well as implementations of specific Bluetooth Profiles such as the Handsfree-Profile and the Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profiles are planned.

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Crazy networked and responsive environment

RIPLfield info
From the description:
... it consists of light and soundscapes which respond to the actions of people in the environment and remote data from a second environment in new york city. the project is a collaboration between students and instructors at the technical university of berlin and parsons school of design in new york.

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Interesting wearable art exhibition in Boston

Art Interactive: Pattern Langage | Clothing as Communicator
High-tech, fashion art...

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April 02, 2004

Wearable light jewelry

Moi

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Transmission arts organization

free103point9: transmission arts
From the site:
free103point9 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts by promoting artists who explore ideas around transmission as a medium for creative expression including investigations in AM and FM radio, Citizen's Band, walkie-talkie, generative sound, and other broad and microcasting technologies. free103point9 serves diverse public audiences through programs including an online radio station, a distribution label, a performance/exhibition/transmission series, an education initiative, and a preservation program.

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Early Bicycle Transmitter

Here is what might have been the first bicycle transmitter
From the site:
Here is what might have been the first bicycle transmitter, a "breadboard" model I built in 1938. I am shown "tuning up"the rig, with twograde school friends looking on. I used a type 30 oscillator, another 30 for the modulator, and two 45 volt "B" batteries in series. The antenna was my fishing rod.

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FM Broadcasting from your computer

All about FM radio - Schematics, KITs, FM transmitters, digital transmitters and RDS encoders from PCS Electronics
From the site:
PCI MAX 2004 is a computer card that will change the way you listen to your MP3's or other audio via PC. It will effectively change your PC into a FM radio station. You will be able to play your audio files (CD, wav, MP3, real audio etc.) from your PC through radio waves directly to your household radio receiver in the next room, in the living room, across your yard, in whole block of flats....or for the entire village/small city. I repeat, you need just an ordinary radio receiver to receive your signal. The included software (also available at the link below for a quick DL) lets you set the frequency and the output power. You can either service your living room, garden or an entire community. Get rid of these pesky cables!

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March 27, 2004

WiFi for anything and everything

Lantronix Device Networking Products - Embedded Device Servers - WiPort(tm)
From the site:
The WiPort is the most compact, integrated solution available to add 802.11b wireless networking to any edge device with a serial interface. Using our highly integrated hardware and software platform, you will add profit to your bottom line by significantly reducing product development time, risk, and cost.

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March 20, 2004

New stretchy wires for wearables

Stretchy wires form bendy circuits: Rubbery electronics might be possible using gold springs.
From the article:
US researchers have made electronic circuits that can stretch like rubber. The flexible wires might create wearable electronics or artificial nerves that can bend inside the body.

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Power Pilgrims - Strange tech/performance art..?

Power Pilgrims
From the site:
The Amber Order is a cult that pays reverence to, and expresses their trust in, the Great Technological Systems through sartorial submission and silent praise. Four Amber brothers made their first pilgrimage to Den Gr Hal for the 1/2 machine event in August 2003.

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March 17, 2004

Light Everything...

Lighted Costumes & Custom LED Fashion Section - Lightgod.com
LEDs and ElWire everywhere!
Light Up Ice Cubes, Lighted Wine, Martini, Margarita & Champagne Glasses + an Amazing Selection of Light Up LED Drinkware
Glow Lights, Battery Operated Lights, Flashing Jewelry, Body Lights & Light Up Toy Section
Light Up Promotional Items, Lighted Corporate Gifts & Glowing Imprinted Products
Party Lights, String Lights, Neon Lights, Fiber Optics, LED Lights, Black Lights, Strobe Lights & Decorative Lighting Products
Lighted Costumes & Custom LED Fashion Section

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March 11, 2004

Crazy robot kinetic sculptures right here in Brooklyn

Amorphic Robot Works Info
From the site:
The Amorphic Society includes more than 100 interactive and computer-controlled human and abstract machines ranging from 12 inches height to 30 feet long. If you are visiting San Francisco, you will have an opportunity to visit "URGE" the only permanent interactive kinetic sculpture in the Yerba Buena Gardens, located on the corner of 4th Street and Howard Street.

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March 09, 2004

Custom cameras

Sensor Technologies America, Inc. - SenTech

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Pretty LED lights (in the house)

The Vos Pad

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March 07, 2004

Tiny video projectors, coming soon to a PDA near you

Upstream Engineering
From the site:
First in the world, Upstream Engineering introduces a revolutionary optical technology that will enable video projection from matchbox-sized device running on batteries.

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March 06, 2004

No RFID here.

Knowledge Brings Fear: RFID in money errors
Debunking the myth

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March 05, 2004

Some interesting developments from Microsoft Research

Wired News: Does SenseCam Make Any Sense?
From the article:
The prototype responds to changes such as bright lights and sudden movements and might one day even respond to other stimuli such as heart rate or skin temperature -- to track medical problems as easily as to record a Hawaiian vacation. And it could eventually link with other technology, such as face recognition to remind wearers when they've seen someone before.

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February 29, 2004

Open Source Small Device C Compiler

SDCC - Small Device C Compiler
From the site:
SDCC is a Freeware, retargettable, optimizing ANSI - C compiler that targets the Intel 8051, Maxim 80DS390 and the Zilog Z80 based MCUs. Work is in progress on supporting the Motorola 68HC08 as well as Microchip PIC14 and PIC16 series. The entire source code for the compiler is distributed under GPL.

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February 28, 2004

Portable broadcasting backpack

neuroTransmitter
From the site:
com_muni_port is a portable radio broadcast unit created for short range pedestrian broadcasting. com_muni_port models itself after historical military, scientific, and media-related mobile communication devices.

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Free Radio Berkeley

Free Radio Berkeley: International Radio Action Training Education
From the site:
Welcome to Free Radio Berkeley. Founded on April 11, 1993 as a Free Speech voice challenging the regulatory structure and power of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Free Radio Berkeley has been engaged in an ongoing legal battle with the FCC. Until it was silenced by a court injunction in June 1998, Free Radio Berkeley was broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 104.1 FM with 50 watts of power as the alternative voice for the greater Berkeley/Oakland area. The original Free Speech mission to provide community news, discussions and interviews, information, a wide range of music, and more has now been taken up by Berkeley Liberation Radio.

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Radio broadcasting equipment

Veronica LTD - Broadcasting Equipment

Low cost, low power, FM, Kits, Transmitters, Power, Antennas and more...

Posted by vanevery at 12:34 PM | TrackBack

Pirate radio information


yourpiratestation.com

Great information on creating a pirate radio station.. Why, how and what..

Posted by vanevery at 12:25 PM | TrackBack

February 25, 2004

Company developing flexible displays

Polymer Vision
From the site:
Polymer Vision is developing flexible, rollable displays
Dedicated large displays in small housings that easily connect to the smallest mobile devices. Rollable displays: a permanent solution for the ever-increasing demand of larger displays in a roaming environment.

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February 19, 2004

Flying bots are coming to form grey goo near you

Silicon Chip Online - Epson Develops World's Smallest Flying Microrobot

Epson Develops World's Smallest Flying Microrobot

How soon before they can reproduce...;-)

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February 09, 2004

Did anyone apply for the job?

Video iPod? - The Unofficial Apple Weblog - apple.weblogsinc.com

The "video iPod"? romor has been floating around for a while so until they go on sale its all still speculation. This ZDNet story talk about some of the reasoning behind the rumors, and what might come of them, and when.

Posted by vanevery at 09:55 PM

February 08, 2004

Work that game..

A Joystick That Challenges You to Sweat

More about the workout/game playing device(s). One question, does it have any haptics (feedback)? Here is the manufacturer: http://www.powergridfitness.com

Posted by vanevery at 01:37 PM

February 05, 2004

Wear your electronics

Wearables Links

Wearable Computing Links.. <-- What it says..

Here is Maggie Orth's site: http://web.media.mit.edu/~morth/TTTtalk.htm, she is "Helping computers escape from their boxes out into the world! " and has "Woven Electronic Textile Substrate" information ;-)

Another good site is Smart Fabric, or Washable Computing @ http://web.media.mit.edu/~rehmi/fabric/index.html
Which states:
Wearable computers can now merge seamlessly into ordinary clothing. Using various conductive textiles, data and power distribution as well as sensing circuitry can be incorporated directly into wash-and-wear clothing. This paper describes some of the techniques used to build circuits from commercially available fabrics, yarns, fasteners, and components.

Posted by vanevery at 03:01 AM

February 03, 2004

Flea at MIT

http://mit.edu/w1gsl/Public/flyer

I hear it is THE place to find all kindsa crazy hardware and electronics from bygone days..

Posted by vanevery at 01:03 AM

February 02, 2004

Fabric Switches and Keyboards

SOFTswitch Electronic Fabrics - Applications - Wearables

As fashion and technology converge, SOFTswitch is providing the enabling fabric interfaces to allow electronics to function within clothing. From wearable audio and computing to mobile phones and personal healthcare SOFTswitch enables the portability and softening of traditionally large hard plastic devices.
Employing wireless connectivity SOFTswitch enabled clothing can also interact remotely with electronic devices in your home, car or workplace.

Posted by vanevery at 01:05 PM

February 01, 2004

Mobile phone news and dev and whacking

MobileWhack

Posted by vanevery at 11:07 PM

Internet watches... ;-)

Suunto
From the site:
Suunto n3, the first in a new line of smart wristop computers that combine the quality and features from Suunto with access to timely, glanceable information provided by Microsofts MSN Direct Service. The Suunto n3 offers a variety of features that will streamline daily tasks and enhance daily life - a stylish and unique information source for people who want to be in the know while on the go. Owners will be able to receive customized information to their wrist discretely and automatically - Microsofts MSN Direct Service ensures that the information they need is up-to-date and ready at a glance.

Fossil has another MS powered watch is: http://www.fossil.com/jump.jsp?iMainCat=450&itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=451.

Fossil also has a Palm powered watch: http://www.fossil.com/jump.jsp?iMainCat=447&itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=448

Posted by vanevery at 04:08 PM

January 28, 2004

Robot journalists

BBC News | SCI/TECH | Robo-reporter goes to war

From the article:
A robotic war correspondent that can get to places even veteran correspondent John Simpson cannot reach is being developed in the US.
The Afghan Explorer looks like a cross between a lawnmower and a robotic dog and has been designed to travel to war zones to provide images, sound and interviews from hostile environments off-limits to human reporters.

Another article: "Robot reporter puts a new spin on things" available at http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/03/27/1017089547673.html

Thanks to Hans for the links.

Posted by vanevery at 02:57 AM

January 25, 2004

DIY Video Projector

Build your own LCD Video Projector

A great archived listserv is available here: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=281

Another interesting publication here: http://lumenlab.com/

Posted by vanevery at 09:59 PM

Interesting ultra-portable (somewhere between a pda and a laptop) computer coming this year (2004)

oqo: hardware: basics

From the site:
The OQO computer has all the functionality of an ultraportable notebook computer, with a 1GHz processor, a 20GB hard drive, 256MB of RAM, color transflective display (for easy indoor and outdoor viewing), 802.11b wireless, a removable lithium-polymer battery, and FireWireѢ and USB 1.1 ports. For input and navigation it includes thumb keyboard with TrackStikѢ and mouse buttons as well as digital pen and thumbwheel.

Posted by vanevery at 04:58 PM

January 22, 2004

Java Devices

J2ME Devices

Looking for J2ME devices? You've come to the right place.

Posted by vanevery at 11:54 AM

This is the phone I want...

Nokia 6620

The Nokia 6620 imaging phone offers advanced messaging capabilities. The integrated camera lets users record video clips as well as capture VGA (640 x 480-pixel) images. The ability to share images and messages via Multimedia Message Service (MMS), e-mail, infrared, and Bluetooth makes the Nokia 6620 phone suitable for both mobile lifestyle and business applications.
Developers will also appreciate the Nokia 6620 phone's use of the latest in mobile technology, including support for JavaѢ MIDP 2.0 applications, MMS, XHTML content, and high-speed content (over EDGE). The Nokia 6620 phone is a tri-band device developed for the Americas market; data carrier support is CSD, GPRS, EGPRS, and EDGE. Note that messaging functions, Java application downloads, XHTML browsing, and high-speed access all require operator and network support.

Posted by vanevery at 11:39 AM | Comments (1)

January 21, 2004

Light, light, light

SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. The Optics, Photonics, Fibers, and Lasers Resource.

SPIE is a not-for-profit society that has become the largest international force for the exchange, collection and dissemination of knowledge in optics, photonics and imaging. Founded in 1955, SPIE is the growing legacy of those who seek to learn, discover and innovate by building a better world with light.

Posted by vanevery at 09:14 PM

January 16, 2004

Electric shock for game feed back..!

Wired News: No Pain, No Game

Reiff and Morawe are not the only ones to flirt with the idea of electric shock controllers and joysticks as a means of introducing greater realism into computer gaming.

Posted by vanevery at 12:57 PM

From the all knowing - Howstuffworks - Microprocessors

Howstuffworks "How Microprocessors Work"

A microprocessor -- also known as a CPU or central processing unit -- is a complete computation engine that is fabricated on a single chip.

Posted by vanevery at 12:13 PM

January 15, 2004

MPEG-4, Coming to a camcorder near you..

MPEG-4 Camcorders: Boom OR Bust?

At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, two companies made what seem to be the first serious attempts at MPEG-4 dedicated, tape-less camcorders. These digital camcorders claim to have advantages of high video compression, they are tightly housed within attractive, small profiles and generally are tapeless. Most of the models being introduced use either Secure Digital cards or write directly onto an internal hard drive.

Posted by vanevery at 09:59 PM

PIC Programming on the Mac

PIC Development, Long awaited Microchip tools on OSX


Here is a thread on Mac Slash: http://macslash.org/article.pl?sid=04/01/29/1336213&mode=thread&threshold=-1

Posted by vanevery at 12:39 PM

January 14, 2004

Bug vision

Wired News: Bugs Taking Over Robot Guidance

"The principle is simply that, if the insect flies along a straight line, objects that are near it appear to whiz by much more rapidly in the eye than objects that are far away," says Srinivasan. "Thus, the distance to an object can be inferred in terms of the velocity of its image in the eye -- the greater the velocity, the nearer the object."

Posted by vanevery at 04:42 PM

January 11, 2004

Vinyl video discs

CED Magic - The RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc Web Site

From the site:
Capacitance Electronic Discs

This web site pertains to Capacitance Electronic Discs or CED's, a consumer video format on grooved vinyl discs that was marketed by RCA in the 1980's. This is the home site for the RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc FAQ and the CED Title Database. Additional information on the RCA VideoDisc System will appear here as it is prepared.

Posted by vanevery at 07:55 PM

January 09, 2004

Design NYC's Streetlights..!

City Lights Design Competition - Competition Info

From the site:
New York City's Department of Design and Construction, in partnership with the Department of Transportation, is pleased to announce an international design competition for a new streetlight for the City of New York. The City of New York has provided lighting for the city's streets since 1762. New York City currently maintains over three hundred thousand streetlights within its five boroughs, and is seeking a new streetlight design for the city in the twenty-first century. The city intends to add the new design to the Department of Transportation's Street Lighting Catalogue, continuing a tradition of innovative street lighting begun more than two centuries ago.

Posted by vanevery at 02:21 AM

Shake for light.. Tell me how it works..!

Forever Flashlight Home Page

From the site:
The Forever Flashlight uses the Faraday Principle of Electromagnetic Energy that guarantees replacement parts will never be needed!

Super bright Blue LED

Never needs batteries

Never needs bulbs

Waterproof

Floats in water

Great for cars, boats and campers and all emergency kits.
15-30 Seconds of shaking provides up to 5 minutes of
continuous bright light!

Posted by vanevery at 02:17 AM

December 19, 2003

More PIC C and AVR C Compilers

FED PIC Development tools

Posted by vanevery at 02:37 AM

December 18, 2003

Projecting onto thin air?!?

IO2 Technology : Heliodisplay- Interactive Free-Space Display

From the site:
The Heliodisplay projects full color streaming video into free space (i.e. air). It is plug-and-play compatible with most video sources (TV, DVD, computer, etc.). These non-holographic images can be fully interactive, allowing a hand or finger to select, navigate and manipulate as if it were a virtual touch screen.

How does it work...?

Posted by vanevery at 09:19 PM | Comments (1)

December 12, 2003

PIC'n with C

Program Microchip PIC micros with C - sample source code, FAQ and more

Program Microchip PIC micros with C

Posted by vanevery at 10:04 PM | Comments (1)

Optimized C Compiler for the PIC

B Knudsen Data Home Page


Looks like they have a free version for the 16 series.. The 18 series seems a bit pricey though..

Posted by vanevery at 09:54 PM

Cicuits, Code and Practical Applications using embedded microcontrollers

Circuit Cellar - Magazine for Computer Application

From the site:
Practical, hands-on applications and solutions for embedded-control designers.

Gary recently turned me on to this magazine, now all I need is a subscription.

Posted by vanevery at 08:34 PM

Spray painting bot..

Hektor.ch is under construction.


I love this.. An the tickle machine (who did that?)

Posted by vanevery at 03:42 AM

Circuit design and simulation software..

AutoTRAX EDA and Kovac Software

From the site:
AutoTRAX EDA delivers to your desktop all of the advanced tools needed to implement today%u2019s complex electronic PCB designs. Mult-sheet schematic entry, circuit simulation, rule driven PCB layout, fast autorouting, 3D visualization and Computer Aided Manufacturing tools.

I hear it is free for students...! Gotta try it..

Posted by vanevery at 03:40 AM

December 11, 2003

PIC TV Wiki

om277: HomePage

Posted by vanevery at 02:33 AM

November 29, 2003

List of LCD Controllers

LCD Panel Controllers

LCD Panel Controllers

Posted by vanevery at 12:40 AM

November 28, 2003

GNU C for Amtel AVR chips

AVR Tools for Linux

AVR Tools for Linux

Looks like it might be time to switch from the PIC

Posted by vanevery at 07:40 PM

November 27, 2003

Generate Video from the AVR Microcontroller using C

Video

Video Generation
with AVR microcontrollers

Posted by vanevery at 02:24 AM

November 07, 2003

LCD Glasses (Goggles)

Eyetop

These look really cool, single eye 320x240 LCD screen...

Posted by vanevery at 01:36 AM

November 06, 2003

Crazy small LCDs

CyberDisplay

Posted by vanevery at 12:27 PM

Make things..

MAKINGTHINGS

Posted by vanevery at 11:36 AM

November 05, 2003

Generate Video from a PIC

Rickard's electronic projects page - How to generate composite video signals in software using PIC.

Posted by vanevery at 06:54 PM

Great Electronics Reference and Learning Site

All About Circuits :: Complete guide to Electric Circuits

From the site:
This site provides a series of online textbooks covering electricity and electronics. The information provided is great for both students and hobbyists who are looking to expand their knowledge in this field. Please keep in mind that the textbooks are not 100% complete. They are a continuous piece of work, and thus will continually be updated.

Posted by vanevery at 12:52 PM

November 04, 2003

USB Driven Signs

Delcom Engineering - Home Page

USB Visual Signal Indicators

Thanks Hans

Posted by vanevery at 02:31 AM

Solar Power Modules

ITFT Reseller Products

PowerFilm Wireless Electronics modules are lightweight, paper-thin, and durable. Their thin profile enables them to be easily integrated with devices for solar recharging or direct power. Modules have been specifically developed to recharge AA, AAA, 6-volt and 12-volt batteries

Posted by vanevery at 02:29 AM

October 26, 2003

General introduction to VGA to TV conversion

VGA to TV converter page

Great page with lots of valuable information.

Posted by vanevery at 11:08 AM

October 25, 2003

Great review and information about the Via Mini-ITX EPIA M1000

Review: VIA EPIA M10000 Mini-ITX

Includes information on power supplies, IO and I2C..

Posted by vanevery at 07:09 PM

How to use A Multimeter

using a multimeter

Thanks Ariel

Posted by vanevery at 02:43 PM

Embedded Linux Portal

Welcome to LinuxDevices.com -- the embedded Linux portal

Posted by vanevery at 02:02 PM

October 24, 2003

802.11 Card and Access Point Makers

NetGate Home Page

Posted by vanevery at 07:46 PM

PIC and SX C compiler

C2C C-compiler

Low cost, multiple chip and multiple language compiler... Anybody have any comments?

Posted by vanevery at 07:42 PM

October 23, 2003

Open iPod..

PJRC High Capacity MP3 Player Circuit Board Project

A board/kit that supports MP3 playback. Buy it as a kit and have some fun creating your own iPod. The surface mount soldering looks scary!

Posted by vanevery at 11:37 AM

October 21, 2003

Software and Art Organization in Amsterdam

S T E I M

Center for Research & Development of instruments & tools for performers in the electronic performance arts, Laboratory, Workshop, International meeting place, Artist hotel, Production office, Live electro acoustic music, Dj's, Vj's, Theatre, Video-dance, Installations and Nomad studio.

Posted by vanevery at 11:55 AM

October 19, 2003

Need a component..?

McMaster-Carr

Posted by vanevery at 12:05 AM

October 18, 2003

Cool robots courtesy of NASA

Cool Robot Of The Week

Thanks to Hans for the link..

Posted by vanevery at 11:43 PM

Cool home made robots

David P. Anderson: My Robots

I love the CameraCar.

Posted by vanevery at 11:41 PM

Resistor Color Codes (interactive)

Resistors


Yeeeehaw!

Posted by vanevery at 12:33 PM

October 17, 2003

Musical robot designers

LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots

Posted by vanevery at 11:41 PM

October 15, 2003

Wired News

Wired News

News and articles concerning just about everything I care about.. Hard to imagine the world without Wired.

Posted by vanevery at 12:40 PM

DIY WiFi Antenna (out of a Pringles can)

Pringles Yagi Antenna

Posted by vanevery at 01:22 AM

October 11, 2003

A perfect box for the TV hacker

Device Profile: Dreambox DM7000 -- an open TV hacker's paradise

From the site: Device Profile: Dreambox DM7000 -- an open TV hacker's paradise

Curtesy of LinuxDevices.com, a great site for Linux in everything (except the PC).

Posted by vanevery at 09:49 PM

Great Art/Technology/Media Space/Gallery

Location One | Manifesto

From the site:
MANIFESTO :: Our Artistic Mission

Location One: Catalyst for Content and Convergence
This is our credo:

1. First, the Internet will be about content,
not just serve as a conduit for it. The nature of the technology changes content%u2014not just access and distribution%u2014with implications across the full range of artistic expression and subject matter.

2. Second, Location One is about convergence.
We are bringing together creativity along the two standards that have governed the history of human expression: the axis of expressive discipline and the axis of available technology.

3. Third, Location One is a catalyst.
We select talent, stimulate interaction, supply resources, and provide real and virtual forums. We enable things both cool and consequential to happen. New media transform artistic expression. Conventional barriers of time and distance are erased. With them depart a myriad of social, political and cultural distinctions. Access, distribution, participation become universal (and affordable).

4. Creative alternatives proliferate.

Posted by vanevery at 02:28 PM

Remote Lounge

welcome to REMOTE LOUNGE

Controllable Video Cameras, VJ's and Booze.. What a combination!

Posted by vanevery at 02:24 PM

Single Chip MPEG-4 CODEC

Protocom - Products

Posted by vanevery at 02:19 PM

October 10, 2003

The wonders of induction

Wired News: AAA Battery Gets a Mini-Me

"A new battery -- lauded as the smallest implantable battery in the world -- may soon be powering tiny bionic neurons, devices that emit electrical micropulses to stimulate damaged nerves and muscles."

Posted by vanevery at 01:33 AM

Circuit Design for MacOS X

DesignWorks Lite for Power Macintosh and iMac

DesignWorks Lite Now Available for Mac OS X!

Posted by vanevery at 12:25 AM

October 08, 2003

Mini-ITX Motherboards

mini-itx.com - store

Posted by vanevery at 04:07 PM | Comments (2)

Government Auctions..!

Government Liquidation Government Surplus Auctions Army Surplus Vehicles Sales

Posted by vanevery at 01:42 PM

October 07, 2003

Nokia's Wearable LCD Jewelery

Nokia - Nokia Medallion I

"Reveal your alter ego with Nokia Medallion I. Just snap a shot of your latest inspiration and upload it in an instant to this wearable display. Your color image and the sleek steel frame are housed in a daring choker - designed for dramatic personalities with a hidden side."

Posted by vanevery at 02:41 AM | Comments (1)

Interactive Coke Sign

Coke sign goes interactive - Sep. 30, 2003

"This is an intelligent sign, with state-of-the-art computer technology, built-in cameras and an on-board heat sensitive weather station," Coca-Cola Co. said.

Posted by vanevery at 02:39 AM

October 06, 2003

PIC programming without a programmer

Physical Computing

Posted by vanevery at 11:20 AM

Crazy Machines

Arthur Ganson- Sculptures

Posted by vanevery at 02:01 AM

October 05, 2003

Single Use Digital Camera

NYTimes.com Abstract

Posted by vanevery at 07:09 PM

MacOS X Circuit Learning Software

Praeter Software - Circuit Aid: Mesh Circuit Simulation

Posted by vanevery at 03:31 PM

October 03, 2003

Crank powered Flashlights and Radios

Freeplay - Energy for Life

Freeplay's self-sufficient energy technology combines wind-up, solar and rechargeable power into unique, portable, consumer electronic products replacing conventional battery-powered systems that are wasteful and costly. With Freeplay youre powered wherever you goĶ

Posted by vanevery at 02:52 PM

Chuck's Funky Mechanical Sculptures

CHUCK GENCO : Portfolio of Sculpture

Posted by vanevery at 02:49 PM

September 25, 2003

Build your own ElWire Inverter

Posted by vanevery at 11:33 AM | Comments (6)

September 23, 2003

Alternative Energy Sources Enthusiast Group

Welcome to OTHERPOWER.COM

Posted by vanevery at 12:18 PM

Home made windmill - Wooden

Wooden wind generator

Posted by vanevery at 12:17 PM

September 22, 2003

Art Interface Device

Art Interface Device - an open source hardware project

Posted by vanevery at 11:06 PM

Ubi-Comp Summary

A Summary of Ubiquitous, Mobile, and Wearable Computing (1/22/03)

Posted by vanevery at 11:03 PM

September 21, 2003

Kodak OLED Displays

Display Products

Posted by vanevery at 11:48 PM

CLDC Displays

LCD Manufacturer of Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Display Technology - Kent displays

No Power
Sunlight Readable
Wide Viewing Angle
High Brightness and Contrast

Interesting...

Posted by vanevery at 11:47 PM

LCD Designers

Emerging Display Technologies: Quality LCD Products

Posted by vanevery at 11:45 PM

LCDs and Touch Screens

EarthLCD Home Page

Posted by vanevery at 11:38 PM

LEDs and LCDs

PURDY ELECTRONICS -

Posted by vanevery at 11:37 PM

September 14, 2003

Learn about Electricity and Magnetism

Molecular Expressions: Electricity and Magnetism

Nice presentation of capacitance, inductance, resistance, batteries, generators and other such things. The interactive java tutorials are especially nice.

Posted by vanevery at 01:36 PM