• Jetson Nano is a Powerful Raspberry Pi-Like AI Computer from Nvidia

    Nvidia released their next generation of small but powerful modules for embedded AI. It’s the Nvidia Jetson Nano, and it’s smaller, cheaper, and more maker-friendly than anything they’ve put out before. For $99 the Jetson Nano Developer...

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  • RaspiReader: Raspberry Pi Secure Fingerprint Reader

    Professor Anil K. Jain leads a biometrics research group and guiding students Joshua J. Engelsma and Kai Cao has assisted in the creation of a secure fingerprint reader with improved spoof-print detection. RaspiReader is a low-cost open...

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  • C-Sky: a $6 Linux Development Board with HDMI and USB

    Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems Co has launched a development board that runs Linux on a CK610M SoC. The C-SKY Linux Development Board sells for 39-40 Yuan ($5.60 to $7.05) on Taobao and $19.50 to $21.50 on AliExpress. This board...

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  • A.I. Thinker ESP32-CAM: Affrodable ESP32 Camera Development Board by Seeed Studio

    Seeed Studio is taking pre-orders for the new A.I. Thinker ESP32-CAM board with a 2MP camera for $9.90. The board needs to be programmed with ESP-IDF as explained in details in Github, and there’s no Arduino IDE support. The ESP32-CAM has...

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  • Open Source 3D Bioprinter to Generate Complex Vessel Tissue

    Researchers from the University of Toronto have developed an open-source, low-cost 3D bioprinter for constructing complex vascular tissue structures. This research contributes to the ambitious goal of many scientists working in regenerative medicine – which is to create functional 3D printed...

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  • Basic Engine is a New Low-Cost Open Source SBC For Your Video Game Console

    The BASIC Engine is a very low-cost single-board home computer with advanced 2D color graphics and sound capabilities, roughly comparable to late-1980s or early-1990s computers and video game consoles. It can be built at home without special...

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  • Shedding Light: when Open Source serves the research in biology and bioengineering

    The open source movement has facilitated the development of low cost and easy-to-use technologies for scientific settings. A study published in PLOS ONE describes the creation of a novel multi-fluorescence imaging system from readily available, low cost components. “Fluorescence...

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  • Inspired by Google-Glass, Delhi boy invents device for hearing impaired

    Inspired by the famous, but very expensive, Google Glass, the maker Madhav is in the process of developing low-cost “hearing glasses” or what he calls ‘Transcribe,’ which will allow people who are hearing impaired, to see the...

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  • The ‘Sup: Low Cost and Open Source Mouse for Quadriplegics

    At the core of any assistive technology is finding a way to do something with whatever abilities the user has available. This can be especially difficult in the case of quadriplegia sufferers, the loss of control of...

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  • Customized Bayangtoys X16: the perfect mashup of toy and hobby grade components

    The mashup of toy and hobby grade components is giving rise to the concept of “frankendrones” that combine the low cost of toy hardware with key upgrades from the hobby realm. Quadcopter blogger garagedrone has posted a...

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  • Inception X1: New Open Source Desktop 3d Printer on Kickstarter

    Inception Machines based in the United Kingdom have created a new open source high-performance large format desktop 3D printer aptly named the Inception X1. Which is now available to back via Kickstarter with pledges starting from £1,595 and shipping...

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  • Low-Cost Arduino Powered Electric Wheelchair

    While electric wheelchairs are a vital tool for those with restricted mobility, they typically cost around $2,500, an amount that’s not the most affordable. To address this problem, a group of students from Aviv High School in...

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  • Scout: the 3D Printed Drone that Fascinates the Marine Corps

    A prototype drone known as Scout that can be successfully manufactured using a 3D printer has attracted the interest of the Marine Corps next generation logistics team. Above is a photo of the RQ-11 Raven, which has been used...

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  • FlyPi: 3D Printed, Low Cost and Open Source Lab Equipment

    The pursuit of neuroscience can be costly, particularly when it comes to lab equipment. Costs of commercially-available solutions can easily run into the tens or even hundreds of thousands; as a result, top-level research and training often...

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  • Finally a Low-Cost Waterjet (but closed source)

    Finally someone seems to be near to deliver a Low-Cost Waterjet for the masses. Still no mention on openness unfortunately. Here’s the complete writeup on Hack a Day. Objective: My team of five decided to create the first...

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