This is a 5W, 6V Solar Panel. It's our largest 6V panel, and if you want to direct-charge high-power USB devices like cell phones, tablets, GPSs and other portable electronics, this is the panel for you. 5W of charging power means this panel, in full sunlight, can charge most portable devices in the same time it normally takes to charge from a wall charger. This panel is also compatible with the Raspberry Pi. Glass and EVA encapsulated for a 20 year estimated lifetime.
Coleman and his team are developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity. "We want something we can use in the coffee shop to have fun," Coleman says. The devices are less than 100 microns thick, the average diameter of a human hair. They consist of circuitry embedded in a layer or rubbery polyester that allow them to stretch, bend and wrinkle. They are barely visible when placed on skin, making them easy to conceal from others.
video… recorded from the TV channel DW, providing a view of wearable technology at this years IFA as well as an interview with Wolfgang Langeder.
According to DW, at the IFA 2020 we will see electrified clothing enter the mainstream market, where Hi-Tech fashion probably will occupy much more exhibition space, building a more common sight compared with the current novel status of wearable technology.
Kits drive innovation. When a kit sells well, suddenly there are people in every town building newfangled TV sets (remember Heathkit? They’re back!) or aerial Arduino robots (check out DIY Drones). Like seeds in the wind, those kits switch on thousands of new makers, who become a community of innovators, excited and hungry for more advanced kits and products, in an upward spiral.
The Ultimate Kit Guide also includes an essay by MIT research fellow Michael Schrage on how kits drive technological innovation — and have since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Here’s Michael reading an excerpt from this revolution-minded essay, for your podcast-listening enjoyment. And, of course, if you’re looking for gift ideas this holiday season, kits are a great alternative that offers engagement, skill-building, and pride instead of passive consumerism.
I connected two of the piezos in order to test the full path from the DKKAI all the way to GarageBand.
I used a midi keyboard to map out some notes (more on that later…) and I also connected 6 MaceTech ShiftBrites – the Roadie has the ShiftBrite connector and lights up a specific ShiftBrite for each drum pad…
In this video, I’m using the iPad MIDI Monitor app to watch the USB MIDI commands – this lets me see the note, and the velocity for each drum pad hit.
I don’t think a day goes by without a blog post that mentions Arduino. But what if you’re totally unfamiliar with this popular physical computing platform? Where do you get started? To answer that question, we created this video. So if you have a friend or relative who has been asking “what’s an Arduino?” You can point them here. They’ll get an overview of what it is and what’s possible with it.
I’d like to make a piano which spews light, cleverly, depending on what keys are pressed. It should be fairly seamless and not overt, so the workings need to hide inside, but the basic premise is:
Someone plays the keys -> Some magic processing happens -> The music is interpreted, tastefully, in light form and slips out from above the keybed, over the top of the piano and beyond.