Amey’s environmental services teams will see be given “wearable” technology in an attempt to combat fatigue, stress and sometimes even abuse from some members of the public.
UNICEF Innovation joined forces with tech startup Andela, partnering them up with the Wearables for Good winners, Khushi Baby and Soapen. Daniel and Blessing, two talented Andela developers from Nigeria worked alongside each team to take their groundbreaking ideas and technology further…
Through the Wearables for Good Challenge, UNICEF, ARM and frog, set out to demonstrate how wearable technology can be used to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing children. We put out a global call to action to developers, designers, community partners and problem-solvers to join us in this challenge. We attracted over 1,800 registrants from 65 countries, which resulted in 250 entries from 46 countries around the world.
Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!
DIY Superhero powers? With a little cardboard, scotch tape, and a few puffs of compressed air, you can turn those puny biceps into Bad Guy smashers.
Source: The Pnuematic Kid « Howtoons
Femto-ize it! There’s no gender bias with the Femtoduino; it’s just a really small Arduino Leonardo clone.
Ho-hum, another clone you say? Not so. The Femtoduino packs on board Bluetooth (BLE), accelerometer, altimeter and a USB port into a 34.54 mm (1.36 inches) wide PCB. At USD $75.00 a pop, it’s obviously more than the price of an Arduino. Or any super-powered MPU, for that matter. But with this kind of form factor, there’s no excuse for big ugly prototypes.
An Indiegogo wifi-enabled IoT pearl:
With tiny Linux boards popping up like dandelions, it was only a matter of time before someone came out with a really tiny Linux board. This is it: a tiny board less than an inch on each side with an 802.11n System on Chip running OpenWrt on Linux. The best part? You can pick one up for $20 USD.
PicoPixie_ made a messenger bag from a towel, and embedded a NeoMatrix to scroll messages like “don’t panic.” (click through for video)
Source: Adafruit Industries
As wonderful a platform as the Beaglebone Black is, the board is a piker compared to the add-ons available for the Arduino. The Bone’s universe of capes is limited and pretty pricey.
A current device from an engineering team in Germany, though, caught our eye and opened our wallet on Indiegogo: a low-cost daughterboard that makes it possible to use nearly any Arduino shield on the Beaglebone Black. They promise shipping by May, so it should arrive in time to write about it in my upcoming book, A Beaglebone Black Cookbook: Seventy-Five Recipes for Making Things with a Microcomputer (Packt Publishing, pub. date Fall 2014).