Friday Hack Chat: All About Drones

Our guest for this week’s Hack Chat will be [Piotr Esden-Tempski], developer of UAV autopilot hardware for Paparazzi UAV. Paparazzi can be used for autonomous flight and control of multiple aircraft, and we’ll be talking about the types of embedded systems that can be used for these applications. [Pitor] is also the developer of the 1Bitsy ARM dev platform, the Black Magic Probe JTAG/SWD programmer/debugger and the founder of 1BitSquared.

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Friday Hack Chat: All About Drones

ThinkPad modded with Black Magic Probe

Zach Fredin of NeuroTinker designed this derivative of the Black Magic Probe to replace the fingerprint reader on his ThinkPad X220 laptop:

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TP-BMP

A PCB-layout-only remix of 1BitSquared/Black Sphere Technologies’ excellent Black Magic Probe v2.1. Designed to replace the fingerprint reader in the palm rest on some Thinkpads, because when have you _not_ needed an ARM debugger with a built-in UART port?

Runs stock firmware and grabs USB from the fingerprint reader’s FFC connector (well… +5VDC from the touchpad). Not tested on anything other than my X220 (but it seems to work!). Cable harnesses get stuffed in the o’l ExpressCard slot for storage.

ThinkPad modded with Black Magic Probe

A Smaller, Cheaper RISC V Board

Early this year, the world of electronics saw something amazing. The RISC-V, the first Open Source microcontroller was implemented in silicon, and we got an Arduino-derived dev board in the form of the HiFive 1. The HiFive 1 is just a bit shy of mindblowing; it’s a very fast microcontroller that’s right up there with…

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A Smaller, Cheaper RISC V Board

Hackaday NYC Meetup on Thursday

This is a busy, busy week for Tindie and Hackaday. We’re going to New York, and we have a ton of events planned. First up is the monthly Hackaday meetup. This time, we’re teaming up with Kickstarter for a pre-Maker Faire Meetup. We’ll be hosting this at Kickstarter’s HQ, and already we have an impressive…

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Hackaday NYC + Kickstarter: Assistive Tech, Maker Faire, and more

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

109 Makers Attending

Join us on Thursday, September 21st as Hackaday MakeIt NYC teams up with Kickstarter for a pre-Maker Faire Meetup! We’ll feature awesome talks and demos with a special spotlight on Assistive Technologies. Stay tuned for more details!CURRENTLY CONFIRMED:Anita Perr & R. Luke Dubois  (The NYU Ability Project)Anita Perr, PhD, ATP, FAOTA, is a Clini…

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(Drew Fustini will be there, too)

Hackaday NYC Meetup on Thursday

LiPo Added to LEGO Power Functions Power Brick

LEGO’s Power Functions elements mostly consist of DC motors and the hardware to be driven by those motors like gears and wheels. They also include battery packs, usually a bunch of AA cells in a plastic box. One of the challenges of the system — for hackers, anyway — is interfacing with the product line’s…

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LiPo Added to LEGO Power Functions Power Brick

It’s Time For Anything Goes In The Hackaday Prize

We’re challenging you to make the best whatever. It’s time for the Anything Goes round of the Hackaday Prize. This is your final chance to enter and we’re looking for just about anything! Twenty entries from Anything Goes will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a chance at the $50,000 grand prize and four other top prizes. Over the…

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It’s Time For Anything Goes In The Hackaday Prize

These Twenty Assistive Technologies Projects Won $1000 In The Hackaday Prize

Today, we’re excited to announce the winners of the Assistive Technologies portion of The Hackaday Prize. In this round, we’re looking for projects that will help ensure a better quality of life for the disabled. Whether this is something that enhances learning, working, or daily living. These are the projects that turn ‘disability’ into ‘this ability’.…

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These Twenty Assistive Technologies Projects Won $1000 In The Hackaday Prize