The Megascroller, For Video Games In The Round

Originally posted on Hackaday:
The folks at NYC Resistor have a thing for circular displays, it seems. Their earlier Hexascroller was a ceiling mounted display with six 30×7 displays – good enough to display the time and a few textual message in six directions. The Octoscroller bumped up the display capability with eight 16×32 RGB LED panels. Now the Megascroller, a 32-sided 512×64 display is hanging in the hackerspace, complete with 360° Mario and Pong. The Megascroller is one of [Trammell Hudson]’s projects, constructed out of sixty-four 32×16 RGB LED matrices. That’s an impressive amount of controllable LEDs, that required a… Continue reading The Megascroller, For Video Games In The Round

Pick and Place Machines at Maker Faire

Originally posted on Hackaday:
A few years ago, every booth at a Maker Faire had a 3D printer. It didn’t matter if 3D printing was only tangental to the business, or even if the printer worked. 3D printers have finally jumped the shark, and there’s going to be an awesome t-shirt to reflect this fact. This year there weren’t many 3D printers, leaving us asking ourselves what the new hotness is. Pick and place machines. We couldn’t find many at the faire, and only Carbide Labs’ Pick and Paste machine was working on picking up small resistors and LEDs the… Continue reading Pick and Place Machines at Maker Faire

Help Beagle help citizen scientists and gamers!

Here are two worthy campaigns looking for your support. First is Open qPCR, a DNA diagnostic tool that enables anyone to analyze the DNA in the world around them. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chaibio/open-qpcr-dna-diagnostics-for-everyone Support the campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chaibio/open-qpcr-dna-diagnostics-for-everyone. Next is the BeagleBone Black GamingCape by Max Thrun, a $99 board with an LCD, gaming controls, audio, sensors and a battery box with regulators so you can enable your BeagleBone Black to interact and play games on the go! Support the campaign at http://campaign.circuithub.com/beaglebone-gamingcape. Thanks for checking out and supporting these projects! Continue reading Help Beagle help citizen scientists and gamers!