ExplainingComputers takes a closer look at the “JetBot,” a computer vision powered robots built on top a Jetson Nano.
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 […]
YouTuber Explaining Computers has an in depth Raspberry Pi 4B review, including the hardware specs of this new single board computer, and a demo running the latest version of Raspbian.
The Orange Pi 3 is a single board computer with four USB 3.0 ports, a quad core A53 CPU, and a PCIe 2.0 slot.
Here’s a review of the Orange Pi 3, including demos of Android and Ubuntu operating systems by Explaining Computers.
For $35 you can get a quad core 1.44Ghz x86 processor on a single board. This is going to power a lot of IoT solutions.
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.
Jeremy Fielding has come up with a handy video introducing the concept of motor types, power, and references to how to wire, speed control, and use all the common types of motors with a focus on reusing motors salvaged from appliances and other sources. Steppers, BLDC, PMDC, single and three phase, universal motors, and more.
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.
Copenhagen Suborbitals is a group of volunteers with a shared mission: to send a human being into space. Their latest rocket, the Nexo II, will act as a technology testbed, testing their engines and pressure systems before they proceed with their plans for a manned flight.
This is the Maker spirit taken to the extreme!