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Category: Mobile Tech

ScopeAround Modular Wireless Camera: Explore, Examine, Enhance

ScopeAround Modular Wireless Camera: Explore, Examine, Enhance
Mobile devices have become so popular as both still and video cameras that we now have lens attachments for phones and videocamera rigs for tablets. The ScopeAround system aims to add to that revolution by making affordable versions of scientific cameras that stream video to iOS or Android devices.

ReveaLED UV LED Flash for Smartphones: Stains, Stains Everywhere

ReveaLED UV LED Flash for Smartphones: Stains, Stains Everywhere
Ultraviolet lamps are cheap and easy to find, but if you want something compact Bite Designs’ ReveaLED could be worth checking out. It looks a lot like LED flash accessories for smartphones, except it emits UV light, and in fact does not even need a smartphone to work.

Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Raspberry Pi Gaming Handheld: Make Boy

Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Raspberry Pi Gaming Handheld: Make Boy
Adafruit made it easier to turn the Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming handheld by designing 3D printable cases. Now they’re simplifying the process by designing an internal component: a custom PCB for the gamepad. Adafruit says its custom circuit board cuts the PiGRRL 2’s build time in half because with it you don’t need to wire the buttons.

SparkFun Rogue Router Solar-powered File Server Lives, Dies, Lives Again

SparkFun Rogue Router Solar-powered File Server Lives, Dies, Lives Again
SparkFun Electronics came up with a neat idea for a set and forget file server. The Rogue Router can power itself using one of SparkFun’s new solar panels, so you can place it even in remote locations.

8Bitdo NES-themed Bluetooth Speaker: Select Music, Start Party

8Bitdo NES-themed Bluetooth Speaker: Select Music, Start Party
8Bitdo started out by making Bluetooth controllers that imitated Nintendo’s classic gamepads. It appears to be branching out to other types of gadgets but still with the same gimmick, as you can see with its new Retro Cube Speaker.

TinyLab Arduino-based Prototyping Board: Test a Sketch

TinyLab Arduino-based Prototyping Board: Test a Sketch
Prototyping has become very easy and affordable these days, but it still can be messy. Startup Bosphorus Mechatronics got tired of wiring, soldering and stacking shields too, so they came up with TinyLab. Put simply, TinyLab is an Arduino Leonardo paired with a variety of commonly used components, all packed into a 8″x 5″ slab.

Segway Robot: Proto Autobot

Segway Robot: Proto Autobot
It’s no Optimus Prime or Hot Rod, but the Segway Robot does have a vehicle mode and a robot mode, and maker Ninebot hopes it will be useful whether you’re on or off the machine. The Segway Robot is a variant of Ninebot’s Mini Pro, which works much like the trendy self-balancing “hoverboard” transport devices.

Nikon’s Tiny KeyMission360 Action Camera Shoots 360º Video: Annuit Surf Vids

Nikon’s Tiny KeyMission360 Action Camera Shoots 360º Video: Annuit Surf Vids
Nikon’s New Year’s surprise is the KeyMission 360, a hybrid device that combines the ability to take 360º videos and still photos with the size and durability of an action camera. As of this writing, Nikon hasn’t revealed a lot of specifics regarding the device.

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!
A few years ago, we saw that Microsoft’s Kinect sensor could be used to control a quadcopter with hand gestures. In the future, we might be able to do that and more using wearable devices, thanks to Taiwanese company PVD+.

Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!

Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!
Voice-guided navigation makes it a lot easier for drivers to follow directions for map applications. But a group of Electrical & Computer Engineering students from Cornell University have come up with a more intuitive solution. They created a hat-mounted navigation device that guides you by producing sound that appears to come from the direction of your destination.

Deal: WALTR Audio/Video Uploader

Deal: WALTR Audio/Video Uploader
Out of the box, iOS devices can only play a handful of audio file formats. But if you’ve got files in other formats, you have to convert them, then bring them into iTunes, then sync them to your devices.

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake
Applications allow PCs and mobile devices to serve different functions. But what if your gadget could change its physical form too? That’s the idea behind LineFORM, a proof of concept robot by Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer and Hiroshi Ishii of MIT’s Tangible Media Group.

Stikbox Selfie Stick iPhone Case is Selfie AF

Stikbox Selfie Stick iPhone Case is Selfie AF
Anytime a press release uses the phrase “Clever AF” right there in the text for a product that has the distinct possibility of being annoying AF, I pay attention. I happen to think that if you use a selfie stick in public, we should be able to beat you with it when you are done with your selfie.

Valence Saber Lightsaber Replicas: A Bluetooth Weapon for a More Advanced Age

Valence Saber Lightsaber Replicas: A Bluetooth Weapon for a More Advanced Age
Last month we featured Calimacil’s new lightsabers, which have foam blades to keep roleplaying sessions injury-free. But if you need lightsabers for performances or more intense dueling, the Valence Saber might be what you’re looking for.

DIY Raspberry Pi Light Painter: DotStar Pi Painter

DIY Raspberry Pi Light Painter: DotStar Pi Painter
Experienced makers looking for a flash of inspiration for their next project should check out the latest guide from Adafruit’s Philip Burgess. He shows us how to make the DotStar Pi, a large light painter made with the Raspberry Pi and Adafruit’s DotStar LED strip.

First V1sion Wearable Broadcast Camera: Chest’s Eye View

First V1sion Wearable Broadcast Camera: Chest’s Eye View
Action cameras are already a hit with both professionals and amateurs, but they still have a ton of untapped potential, with live broadcast being one of its biggest applications. For example, earlier this year the NHL announced that it will be equipping its players with GoPros.