Motorized Arduino 30-Sec Master Combination Lock Cracker

While we don’t condone lock-breaking or any other malicious activity, we like to share creative maker projects when we see them. In this case, check out C-C-C-Combo Breaker, a motorized, battery powered, 3D printed, Arduino based device that can crack any Master combination lock in less than 30 seconds. Designed by Samy Kamkar – he’s [&hellip
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Weekly Envy: Nuimo Smart Home Interface

The Weekly Envy highlights one piece of cool tech that we’ve come across lately and really wish we could buy!  From Senic: The Nuimo is a “universal controller for the internet of things”. Brought closer to production by IndieGoGo and already 300% ahead of their Kickstarter goal with 16 days still to go, this little device seems to be [&hellip
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Raspberry Pi: Home Environment Hub

I recently reviewed on Dexter Industries’ Raspberry Pi add-on board, the GrovePi. I came across this little plug-and-play board after playing with their robot car, the GoPiGo. I liked the library of pre-written Python and Scratch programs that came with the car, so I was looking forward to what they had written for their add-on board. The resources for the GrovePi [&hellip
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2015 Maker Faire Bay Area – Raffle Winners

Holy batman! Last weekend was the 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area. Originating as a small hobbyist event, Maker Faire has since grown into the kind of place where companies turn pro and showcase their products. We couldn’t miss an opportunity to take part in the fun! With 140,000+ attendees this year, Maker Faire certainly lived [&hellip
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Weekly Envy: 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

The Weekly Envy highlights one piece of cool tech that we’ve come across lately and really wish we could buy!  From WobbleWorks: The 3Doodler (2.0) is the world’s first 3D printing pen. Starting out as a Kickstarter campaign, the pen got plenty of support seeing as it was a cheap way to 3D print that also got rid of the [&hellip
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Review: GoPiGo Robot Car for Raspberry Pi

The first thing I wanted to make when I got my Raspberry Pi was a robot. Everybody loves robots. But, knowing next to nothing about motor control, I was a little scared of trying to build one. Something with wheels seemed like a step in the right direction, though. Thankfully, a company called Dexter Industries produces a [&hellip
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Did You Know? Change Bucket Mid-Script

Our Did You Know series brings some of Initial State’s amazing features to attention while giving tips and tricks on how to make the most of them. Did you know that you can change which bucket your stream is sending events to in the middle of your Python script? Maybe you’re collecting a lot of information [&hellip
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Weekly Envy: Portable Pocket Printer

The Weekly Envy highlights one piece of cool tech that we’ve come across lately and really wish we could buy!  From ZUtA Labs: This little guy is a portable pocket printer. At just 10.2 cm in diameter and 7.5 cm in height the first mini robotic printer weighs a measly 350 grams. Due to it’s mechanical design, [&hellip
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Weekly Envy: Digital Highlighter Bluetooth C-Pen

The Weekly Envy highlights one piece of cool tech that we’ve come across lately and really wish we could buy!  From C Technologies: Resembling a taser of some sort, this is a digital highlighter. It only weighs 68 grams and is as tall as a regular highlighter. The width of the pen lets it scan characters up [&hellip
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Raspberry Pi + Internet of Things Workshop = PiOT

Below is a press release we just issued this afternoon! After a few weeks of successful PiOT workshops, we’re starting to get the word out and, hopefully over the next few months, expand to some other cities. Want to connect with PiOT? Check out our website or our Facebook page. Nashville EC Accelerator Graduate Launches [&hellip
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