Self Balancing Robot Created Using Arduino Hippo-ADK, Android And Lego NXT (video)

Self Balancing Robot

If you enjoy using the Arduino platform and would like to create your very own self balancing robot, you might be interested in a new device called the Hippo-ADK which is Arduino based and can be used in connection with Lego NXT and and Android device.

The self balancing robot is equipped with two Lego NXT motors and the open source Hippo-ADK board connects to a Android smartphone or tablet to provide extra processing power and functionality.

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13 Year Old Creates His Own DIY Google Glass Style Eyeware (video)

DIY Google Glass

Developer and makers that enjoy building devices using the Arduino platform are sure to enjoy this DIY Google Glass eyewear system that has been created by 13 year old Clay Haight.

Clay bought his first Arduino Uno development board at age 10 and has since then acquired a Mega, the Esplora, the Mini, the Ardweeny, the Mintduino and even built his very own Ardunio supported devices.

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DIY OLED Smartwatch By Jared Sanson

DIY OLED Smartwatch

If you are not that impressed by the offerings of the current smartwatches on the market from larger manufacturers, such as Samsung, Motorola and Pebble.

You might fancy building your very own DIY OLED smartwatch just like Jared Sanson has done using the aluminium case watch frame design for an Apple iPod watch together with a OLED display and other components.

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Awesome Raspberry Pi Game Boy Handheld Console Created (video)

Raspberry Pi Game Boy

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic Game Boy handheld games systems launch, Adafruit have created their very own Raspberry Pi Game Boy using a 3D printed casing and a $35 model B mini PC.

The casing for the project is available to download from the MakerBot Thingiverse and has been created to house all the components used to build the Raspberry Pi Game Boy. Check out the video after the jump to learn more.

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Playable Tetris T-Shirt Created For Tetris 30th Anniversary (video)

Tetris T-Shirt

The 30th anniversary Tetris T-shirt has been created using 128 LEDs and is powered by an Arduino Uno development board together with 4 x AA batteries. Check out the video after the jump to see the Tetris T-shirt in action.

As you can see from the video it’s probably easier for someone other than the wearer to be able to play the game. As looking down the game from the top provides a different perspective than when playing Tetris normally.

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Raspiado Raspberry Pi USB Hub Launches On Kickstarter (video)

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi users that need to connect a number of USB devices to their mini PC system might be interested in the new Raspiado USB hub which has been specifically designed to fit perfectly on top of a Raspberry Pi single board computer.

The Raspiado has been created to solve three problems its inventor encounters when using the Raspberry Pi computer. Including the lack of USB ports, the power required to run USB attached peripherals and also the problem of having USB hubs alongside the Raspberry Pi as a separate device.

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Raspberry Pi Used To Create A Local Google Cloud Print Server

Raspberry Pi

Owners of Google Chromebooks that would like to be able to natively connect their home printer to their Chrome OS system, can now create a Google Cloud Print server using the low cost Raspberry Pi mini PC.

If your printer does’t support Google Cloud Print this awesome Raspberry Pi Google Cloud Print Server will save you the cost of buying a new printer and provide local printing functionality for a fraction of the cost.

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Oculus Rift Arduino Hack Provides Third Person View (video)

Oculus Rift

If you thought virtual reality headsets could only provide a first person view for users it might be time to have a rethink. As an industrious team over at Tutorial Bay have used the Arduino programming platform to hack their Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to offer a third person view.

The wearable proof of concept device was constructed in just two days and has been designed to enhance human visual performance for the use in real world applications.

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MicroNFCBoard NFC Sensor Designed For The Internet of Things (video)

NFC Sensor

Developers and makers that enjoy using the Arduino programming platform or the Raspberry Pi mini PC to build projects, are sure to find this new NFC sensor called the MicroNFCBoard, invaluable in adding extra functionality to certain projects.

The MicroNFCBoard has been equipped with an integrated development platform that makes it easy to use Near Field Communication or NFC sensor in any of your projects and is available to purchase for just £30.

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Arduino USB Host Shield And ArduinoISP Now Available

Arduino USB Host Shield

This week the official Arduino website has announced the availability of their new Arduino USB Host Shield and ArduinoISP boards from the Arduino Store.

The Arduino USB Host Shield pictured above has been created to enable Arduino programmers to connect USB devices to the Arduino development board using the included USB port, such as game controllers, digital cameras, phones, keyboards and more.

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Raspberry Pi Mini Games Arcade Cabinet Kit Available From $50 (video)

Raspberry Pi Mini Arcade Cabinet

Makers and developers that enjoy playing retro games and have a Raspberry Pi or any other mini PC ready too be included in a project. Might enjoy building their very own Raspberry Pi powered games arcade cabinet in the form of the Porta Pi Arcade.

The Porta Pi Arcade is available as a kit and measures just under 13h x 9w x 10d inches in size and is available in either wood or acrylic with prices starting from as little as $50 for the wooden pieces and build instructions.

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