In this video, take a closer look at a commercial LIDAR sensor for hobbyists.

Find out how the sensor manages to measure the distance to objects placed all around it and how we can use this data with a computer and an Arduino.

At the end watch a small robot which uses the LIDAR system to “crudely” navigate through a room.

SparkFun is a company well known for their IoT goodies and, now, they are venturing into the AI space with this new TensorFlow based kit: the SparkFun Artemis.

SparkFun released the company’s first open-source, embedded-systems module, SparkFun Artemis, Engineering Version. The SparkFun Artemis is intended to empower engineers, prototype makers, and R&D teams to integrate the TensorFlow machine-learning platform into any design. Additionally, the SparkFun team has launched three boards with the unshielded module: BlackBoard Artemis; BlackBoard […]

Here’s an inspirational story for you this Sunday about a regular guy who launched an ISP from his garage.

Many people complain about their internet service, but Brandt Kuykendall did something about it. A resident of the small town of Dillon Beach, CA, he found the service to his town was too slow and expensive. After months chasing down companies to get access to internet infrastructure, he finally started a DIY ISP in his garage – and neighbors were clamoring for access to his faster, cheaper, and better-serviced network.

If you’ve never seen a hackspace up close and personal, then you’re missing out. There are quite a few around the world. Microsoft has several on its larger campuses. In Microsoft terms, they are referred to as the Garage.  There’s even on at the Rockville Science Center.

Hackspaces are locations where people can work on various hardware projects, have access to specialized equipment, and learn various aspects of hardware and software programming.

In this video from Computerphile, take a virtual tour of the hackspace in Nottingham, UK.