Neil Movva created this wearable project to assist the blind:
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:
Kaktus Circuits created this board to analyze USB devices:
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:
Switcher – A WiFi Open Source Power Switch and Socket Based on ESP8266
The switch uses the prominent ESP8266-01 module, an Arduino program, a 3D printed box and modules. It is free and open source, so you can build and modify it on your own!
PDX Maker Week has been amazing!
Please join us at our OSH Park headquarters for an open house on:
Friday, September 16th
From Downtown Portland:
From Portland International Airport (PDX):
From Downtown Portland:
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
The Lino board was correctly made and roughly tested. But now, how can I see how correctly performs? By simply integrating the load (power LEDs) and the PC environment to a complete working system. In this article will be provided a summary of these various steps, just to keep rtace of the progresses. The […]
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Callum Nunes-Vaz repurposed an old soviet vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) for use in a 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:
Here’s a video of the display in action: