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Printoo Modular, Thin & Flexible Electronics: Diet PCB

Printoo Modular, Thin & Flexible Electronics: Diet PCB

Microcontrollers and other electronics components have been getting smaller and cheaper. A company called Ynvisible proves that these parts can be made much thinner as well. The company recently launched a Kickstarter fundraiser for Printoo, a…

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Arduino-based 8-bit Handheld Game Console: Gamebuino

Arduino-based 8-bit Handheld Game Console: Gamebuino

Late last year I talked about the DIY Gamer Kit, which contained all the parts you need to assemble your own handheld game console. In other words, the kit introduces you to video game hardware. Aurélien…

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AgIC DIY Kit Lets You Print Circuit Boards on Ink Printers: Agical!

AgIC DIY Kit Lets You Print Circuit Boards on Ink Printers: Agical!

Last year we talked about the EX¹, a 3D printer designed to print circuit boards on a variety of materials, including paper. The EX¹ has great potential, but if all you want is to print is…

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DARPA Giving out Money to Develop Electronics That Kill Themselves on Command

DARPA Giving out Money to Develop Electronics That Kill Themselves on Command

About a year ago, we mentioned that DARPA was working on a plan to develop electronics that would destroy themselves on command. The idea was to get devices that soldiers could take into battle that could…

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Newegg Takes on Amazon Prime with Newegg Premiere

Newegg Takes on Amazon Prime with Newegg Premiere

Back when Amazon Prime first launched I made fun of it and generally thought it was the dumbest thing I had ever heard. In my mind, I would never buy enough items for Amazon to cover…

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Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination

It may not look like much, but Dentaku’s tiny board lets you follow in the footsteps of Leo Fender, Antonio Stradivari, Ikutaro Kakehashi and other musical instrument makers. It’s called the Ototo, and it’s a small…

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Circuit Stickers: Peel & Stick & Light

Circuit Stickers: Peel & Stick & Light

Here’s a fun kit that you can use to make simple electronics, even wearable ones. Circuit Stickers are just that – electronics with adhesive backing. The star of the kit are the LED stickers. Put them…

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EX¹ 3D Prints Circuit Boards: Rapidest Prototyping

EX¹ 3D Prints Circuit Boards: Rapidest Prototyping

Last year we found out about a new material that could be used with 3D printers to make simple electronic sensors. If that tinkled the tinkerer in you, wait ’til you see the EX¹ 3D printer.…

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Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia

Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia

Last month I talked about Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint Pen, which can be used to make simple or hidden circuits. Thanks to the company’s newest product, you can use the pen to make more complex and…

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DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy

DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy

Technology Will Save Us is the maker’s version of Toys R’ Us. The shop makes toys or gadgets that require assembly, perfect for people who are into tinkering and assembling electronics. Their newest kit is a…

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Electric Paint Pen Lets You Draw Your Own Circuits

Electric Paint Pen Lets You Draw Your Own Circuits

As someone who doesn’t know a lot about building electronics, I love learning about products that manage to teach the basics of the field. Bare Conductive’s Paint Pen is one such product. It’s a liquid wire…

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3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators

3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators

We’ve seen a 3D printer make objects out of soft materials, and one that uses titanium powder.  This 3D printer made by researchers at North Carolina State University is somewhere in between: it uses a liquid…

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DARPA Wants Electronics That Melt into the Environment on Command

DARPA Wants Electronics That Melt into the Environment on Command

DARPA is looking for input from companies in the electronics industry, researchers, and other interested parties on technology that sounds like something out of a Mission Impossible movie. No, they don’t want exploding sunglasses or anything…

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Smart ‘Ice Cubes’ Let You Know When It’s Time to Stop Drinking

Smart ‘Ice Cubes’ Let You Know When It’s Time to Stop Drinking

If you’re the type of drinker who can’t tell when enough is enough, then maybe these ‘smart’ ice cubes can help you out. They’re not really ice cubes in the sense that they aren’t made from…

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Carbomorph Plastic Lets 3D Printers Print Electronics: Rapider Prototyping

Carbomorph Plastic Lets 3D Printers Print Electronics: Rapider Prototyping

The 3D printing projects we’ve seen are usually made of plastic material. We’ve also seen ones made from chocolate, sandstone and even living cells, but we haven’t seen a 3D printed electronic gadget. Until now. Researchers…

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Transient Electronics: This Gadget Will Self-Destruct

Transient Electronics: This Gadget Will Self-Destruct

Scientists at the Tufts School of Engineering and at the University of Illinois have created simple electronic devices that harmlessly dissolve after a set period of time. The scientists call their invention transient electronics, devices which…

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