Productivity Hacks with Arduboy!

Working is not (usually) super fun. But playing games (usually) is! Let’s put the two together to make a productivity hacking device. // https://www.hackster.io/news/the-upcoming-arduboy-fx-lets-you-store-hundreds-of-games-in-flash-memory-e90d478f14f7 // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Chinese_timekeeping#One-hundredth_of_a_day:_K%C3%A8 // https://www.hackster.io/glowascii/hypnos-pendant-c294c4 // https://www.hackster.io/glowascii/tinyscreen-decimal-clock-cb3df7 // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatch_Internet_Time // https://www.hackster.io/glowascii/the-creativity-button-b0f608 // https://www.hackster.io/fabienchouteau/micro-gamer-portable-game-console-based-on-the-micro-bit-44cde6 // https://www.hackster.io/videos/534 // https://community.arduboy.com/t/circuit-dude-3-1-update-75-levels-level-editor-sharing-tool/2490 // https://learn.adafruit.com/arduboy-game-controller/build-and-assemble-the-cabinet

Touch-responsive Robots

Alex upgraded her new companion AI, F3NR1R, with touch-responsive controls, thanks to Brown Dog Gadgets’ "Maker Tape". Learn more in today’s video! Plus, don’t forget to take our quiz, for a chance to win one of 100 Intel Neural Compute Stick 2s! https://bit.ly/2RVVUuJ // https://www.hackster.io/glowascii/f3nr1r-fennec-companion-ai-d71dca // Maker Tape intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8LSpMGoGew // https://www.hackster.io/glowascii/paper-emotions-bot-da2b8c // Kitty’s stream:

Today’s Failures – and Moving Forward!

It’s a natural part of life. πŸ™‚ Share your own temporary setbacks, and stay tuned for more on these cool platforms! // Emotions bot – https://www.hackster.io/videos/659 // https://www.hackster.io/glowascii/paper-emotions-bot-da2b8c // http://edgeimpulse.com // Thingy:91 – https://www.hackster.io/videos/601 // https://www.nordicsemi.com/Software-and-tools/Prototyping-platforms/Nordic-Thingy-91 // Cathodes & Anodes – https://www.hackster.io/videos/658 // And a relevant project: https://www.hackster.io/balena/inkyshot-the-inspirational-e-ink-message-display-c3066b

Simple Emotive Origami Companion with Maker Tape

Alex did a guest spot today with Brown Dog Gadgets, creators of Maker Tape. Check out this simple emoting bot, which requires no soldering or wires – just an Arduino, an LED, conductive Maker Tape, and paper! (Plus a marker to give it some personality πŸ™‚ // Brown Dog Gadgets stream: https://twitter.com/BrownDogGadgets/status/1271170948998127617 // Finished companion

Virtual Events: Attend & Present!

With many events canceled for this year, and some moving to virtual spaces, what’s on? Here are a few options to stay connected with the hardware community: // https://forwardjs.com/sanfrancisco/ // https://toorcamp.toorcon.net/ // https://virtualtoor.toorcon.net/Static:Self-organized_Sessions // https://hope.net/ // https://wiki.hope.net/index.php?title=Helping#Hackers_Helping_to_Fight_COVID-19 // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwAiYooL7H0 // https://www.hackster.io/workshops // https://www.particle.io/asset-tracking-webinar/