Wearable Navigational Aid for the Blind

Neil Movva created this wearable project to assist the blind:screenshot-at-2016-09-20-10-57-32

Pathfinder – Haptic Navigation

wearable device that translates distance into haptic feedback. Users just wear the wristband (or glove) and point at objects up to 500 centimeters away, and feel gentle pulses at their fingertips corresponding to the object’s distance

The design files and source code are available on GitHub:


Wearable Navigational Aid for the Blind

USBuddy: USB Development Tool

Kaktus Circuits created this board to analyze USB devices:


Tindie Blog: USBuddy

Easily tap into the USB signals coming and going while the device is still connected to the bus [..] monitors power consumption [..] handy for reverse engineering devices without having to take the device apart


The assembled board can be purchased on Tindie.  The hardware design files have be shared on GitHub:

github kaktus85/USBuddy




USBuddy: USB Development Tool

Fish Food Lure for MinnowBoard

The MinnowBoard is an Open Source Hardware single board computer with 64-bit Intel Atom processor.  Jose Navarro created this “lure” board to simply connecting the MinnowBoard to a breadboard:

Fish Food Lure

Fish Food Lure, breadboard adapter for the MinnowBoard MAX / Turbot compatible boards (because you feed bread to fish). Enables fast prototyping on a breadboard, connects to the MinnowBoard using a ribbon cable.


jnavarro has shared the board on OSH Park:

Fish Food Lure for MinnowBoard


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Fish Food Lure for MinnowBoard

OSH Park open house tomorrow!

PDX Maker Week has been amazing!


Please join us at our OSH Park headquarters for an open house on:

Friday, September 16th


OSH Park

311 B Ave, Suite B

Lake Oswego, OR 97034



From Downtown Portland:


From Portland International Airport (PDX):


Public Transit:

From Downtown Portland:


OSH Park open house tomorrow!

OSH Park is hiring! Customer support engineer


OSH Park is looking for a part-time Customer Support Engineer to help our customers navigate our website, order from our service, and learn about designing circuit boards for manufacturing. We’re a small company and we offer high quality manufacturing in the USA by combining many small printed circuit board designs onto batch panels.


We see hundreds of orders a week so this is a great opportunity to see how engineering design meets the cold hard reality of manufacturing. We also offer paid time to work on your own Open Hardware projects.


Our office is in Oregon but our support team works from home so you should expect to work independently, manage your own work schedule, use Slack to keep in touch, and join us for biweekly remote meetings using Google Hangouts.


You must be:

  •  Familiar with the Linux command line and able to remotely access a Linux server.
  •  Fluent in English, which means that you have solid spelling and grammar skills without relying on a spell check. We only provide customer service by email, so we need someone with excellent reading comprehension and attention to detail.
  •  Curious about and/or experienced with the Maker community, printed circuit boards, and hardware design.
  • Able to be a teacher and mentor, answering the same repetitive questions with compassion and empathy each time, since many of our customers are hobbyists or students who are new to designing hardware and we’re here to support them.
  • Willing to install EAGLE and KiCad, two common CAD tools, and get comfortable using them.

We would love you to have an engineering or manufacturing background, have designed circuit boards yourself, or have experience in customer service, but none of those are necessary. We’re happy to teach you if you’re willing to learn.

If this sounds like you, then please email us at [email protected]

Note: U.S. Residents only


OSH Park is hiring! Customer support engineer

Hackaday: Running Robots and The Claw

Hacklet 124: Running Robots and The Claw

You never know what you’ll find when you open the projects feed on Hackaday.io. Most weeks, The Hacklet follows a theme of some sort. Sometimes I find projects that just look so cool that I have to get the word out about them. Such is the case with this week’s first project, Mr. Runner created by Alex Martin

Mr. Runner

Creating a four legged robot with a running bound gait.


Hackaday: Running Robots and The Claw

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Hackaday: Get Your Ticket to SuperCon, the Greatest Hardware Creation Con

Dogbone VFD Wristwatch

Callum Nunes-Vaz repurposed an old soviet vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) for use in a wristwatch:


Dogbone VFD Wristwatch

The VFD display (IVL2-7/5) is a piece of soviet new-old-stock (NOS), and has a unique look to it. Making a watch out of it is a logical progression for anyone wants to give portability to the mesmerising glow of the display.

Callum shared the board on OSH Park:

IVL2-7/5 VFD Wristwatch (Prototype)

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Here’s a video of the display in action:



Dogbone VFD Wristwatch