Power Enablers

No need for a giant bench power supply – here are a few tiny power movers that Alex uses for prototyping, on a breadboard and beyond. What are your favorites? // http://vdbx.io/ // https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/10968 // https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10217 // https://www.hackster.io/glowascii/555-timer-chip-explorations-73e2e3

5 Projects Too Cool to Miss

The Hackster feeds are always buzzing with new tech; here are a few of Alex’s recent favorites: an upgraded retro gaming handheld, an adorable COVID-19 safety wearable, a stepper motor MIDI player, and more! // https://www.hackster.io/martin-mander/1979-merlin-pi-high-quality-camera-8d9d96 // https://www.hackster.io/dl1ekm2/covid-19-ultrasonic-distance-warning-tool-8bda4c // https://www.hackster.io/news/stepper-synth-makes-surprisingly-pleasant-sounds-643a3f0e371c // https://www.hackster.io/news/bokra-launches-world-s-smallest-sam-d21-development-board-in-a-mikrobus-format-973268055ab3 // https://www.hackster.io/news/ferris-is-a-minimalist-split-mechanical-keyboard-you-can-make-yourself-4a63a1d54098

HERE Technologies Moves Its XYZ Mapping Platform to General Availability

HERE Technologies, a provider of mapping technology and services, has announced that its XYZ platform will move into general availability. HERE XYZ is designed to provide end-to-end support for developers that are working on map publication and data management. The platform was first announced back in 2018, when ProgrammableWeb first covered the news, and has

50 Years of Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, Hacksters! Here are a few ways our friends are celebrating – livestreams, giveaways, and projects all day long! Check out these resources from Adafruit, FieldKit.org, the Exploratorium, and more 🙂 // https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/04/22/celebrate-earthday-all-day-long-with-amnh/ // https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/exploratorium-virtual-earth-day-celebration-4-22-2020 // https://twitter.com/PublicLab/status/1252989885419532288 // https://www.fieldkit.org/blog/fieldkit50-earth-day-giveaway/ // https://www.virtualworldarcade.com/climatechangeconference.html // https://trackerspdx.com/online/trackers-kids/wizards-academy-school-of-magic // https://www.hackster.io/sustainability/ // https://www.hackster.io/keenan-johnson/house-pet-d51097 // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joule_thief // https://www.hackster.io/wgbartley/attiny-joule-thief-neopixel-30de67 // https://www.hackster.io/taunoerik/light-with-solar-charged-battery-46df14

GDC 2020 games booth announced

Update: Here at Epic we were excited about participating in GDC 2020. Regrettably, uncertainty around health concerns has made it unviable to send our employees, and so we have made the difficult decision to withdraw attendance. Stay tuned for Epic news and more through other channels. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ll once again

HERE Technologies Showcases Public Transit and Intermodal Routing APIs

HERE Technologies, a location data, and technology platform has showcased two APIs at CES 2020. The HERE Public Transit APITrack this API helps improve the public transportation experience by providing real-time information from departure boards and other data like service interruptions. The HERE Intermodal Routing API helps provide a smart routing experience across cities by

3D printing research CrAMmed: Halmstad University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, South Dakota State University

Welcome back to CrAMmed, our additive manufacturing research digest. Here you’ll find a selection of papers and developments in 3D printing from the academic world. The studies below surround topics such as microneedles, material parameters, cancer treatment, and metal droplet deposition.  Advanced algorithm for removing self-intersections in 3D mesh data In a study titled, ‘A