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Big Power for Phones & Tablets - 5W, 6V | Solar Pocket Factory

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 10:28 -- rprice

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.

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Know Your Why | How To Build A Hardware Startup | Adafruit Learning System

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 16:49 -- rprice

To figure out your why, here is a simple exercise you can take yourself through: List what you are passionate about. List all the reasons you want to start a company. List all the emotions and desires you feel. (Frustration, hope, happiness, wanting freedom, etc) List what you want to change, improve, or make better in the world. These could be literal to the activity (i.e., make something easier), the feeling your customers will have (i.e., make people happy), or something you want to change (i.e., make the world better).

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EyeWriter

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:05 -- rprice

legendary LA graffiti writer, publisher and activist, named TEMPTONE. Tempt1 was diagnosed with ALS in 2003, a disease which has left him almost completely physically paralyzed… except for his eyes. This international team is working together to create a low-cost, open source eye-tracking system that will allow ALS patients to draw using just their eyes.

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losangeles
art
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New Product (Wii Nunchuck Shield) and Project of the Day! - Digistump

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:41 -- rprice

allows you to attach a Nintendo Wii Nunchuck to your Digispark and use the accelerometer, analog stick, and buttons for your project (robot control!) or send the data to the computer over USB. With the included example you can even use it as a USB joystick!

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Silicon Valley’s Hardware Renaissance - NYTimes.com

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:49 -- rprice

any designer now has the ability to quickly experiment with new product designs using low-cost 3-D printers. These printers can churn out objects to make prototypes quickly — a fork, wall hooks, mugs, a luggage clasp — by printing thousands of layers of wafer-thin slices of plastics, ceramics or other materials. Products can be made quickly in contract assembly plants overseas, usually in China.

All of this has given designers and engineers a fast-forward button advancing this technological flip-flop.

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Silicon Valley’s Hardware Renaissance - NYTimes.com

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:49 -- rprice

any designer now has the ability to quickly experiment with new product designs using low-cost 3-D printers. These printers can churn out objects to make prototypes quickly — a fork, wall hooks, mugs, a luggage clasp — by printing thousands of layers of wafer-thin slices of plastics, ceramics or other materials. Products can be made quickly in contract assembly plants overseas, usually in China.

All of this has given designers and engineers a fast-forward button advancing this technological flip-flop.

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