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Tag: Programmable

Redpost/Mini Puts Digital Signage Anywhere, on the Cheap

Redpost/Mini Puts Digital Signage Anywhere, on the Cheap
The guys over at RedPost have been working on web-connected  digital signage systems for the last few years. Now, they’ve come up with a nifty little device that could very well change the way businesses put signs in their stores.

Dfrobotshop Rover: Programmable Tank Robot on a Budget

Dfrobotshop Rover: Programmable Tank Robot on a Budget
If you’ve always wanted to build your own programmable robot, price or technical complexity might have gotten in your way. But this new robot from RobotShop brings the cost down to a pricepoint that mere mortals can afford, and is easy to assemble and get started with.

Optimus Popularis Keyboard: First Images and Specs!

Optimus Popularis Keyboard: First Images and Specs!
Woot! Art Lebedev Studios has just posted this image of their soon-to-be-real follow up to their incredibly cool (but pricey) Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard, and it looks spectacular. The new Optimus Popularis keyboard design features higher resolution keys than the previous model, and will sell for “less than $1000”, which is about $600 bucks less than the Maximus.

Miniguru Custom Keyboard Does Away With All Excess

Miniguru Custom Keyboard Does Away With All Excess
Looking for a cool new keyboard for your computer? The new Miniguru might just fill the bill. The design of the compact Miniguru keyboard strips down the computer keyboard to its primal essence, eliminating any extraneous buffer space around its perimeter.

Bigtrak Back From the 80s With Lots of Retro Goodness

Bigtrak Back From the 80s With Lots of Retro Goodness
BigTrak was this cool six-wheeled toy that had built-in memory which allowed you to program a few different moves. Now, the BigTrak will be coming back later this year as the new and improved BigTrak Jr.

I-Sobot: the Rambo of Toy Robots

I-Sobot: the Rambo of Toy Robots
A while back we featured a video of the versatile Tomy i-SOBOT shooting at a bunch of rectangular sponges with a bow and arrow. It turns out that the hurting didn’t stop there, as YouTube user paxshikai eventually came up with an armory’s worth of custom weapons for his/her robot, including a gatling gun.

Magic Wand Remote Control Changes Channels With a Flick of the Wrist

Magic Wand Remote Control Changes Channels With a Flick of the Wrist
If you’re tired of your boring old button-covered remote control, you might want to check out this fun new remote that looks (and works) like a magic wand. The Wand remote control can convert up to 13 different hand gestures into infrared remote signals.

Snatch This Computer Remote Control for Your iPhone and iPod Touch

Snatch This Computer Remote Control for Your iPhone and iPod Touch
Every day that I use my iPhone, I discover yet another cool trick that I never knew I could do the day before. This time, it comes in the form of a little app called Snatch, which lets you turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a completely programmable remote for interacting with applications on your Mac or PC.

Blinkm: Arduino Programmable Leds Let You Control the Pretty Colors

Blinkm: Arduino Programmable Leds Let You Control the Pretty Colors
Want to do something creative with color-changing LEDs? This new programmable LED module might be just what the doctor ordered. The BlinkM from ThingM (I just love saying that) is a compact module that contains an ultra-bright RGB LED and a microcontroller that you can program from your computer.

United Keys Offers OLED Keyboards on the Cheap

United Keys Offers OLED Keyboards on the Cheap
If you’ve been craving the light up keys of Art Lebedev’s OLED Optimus Maxiumus Keyboard, but don’t want to take out a second mortgage on your house to buy one, now you can get yourself a taste of programmable OLED goodness without breaking the bank.

Yeti Walker Bi-Ped Robot Perfect for Star Wars Fans

Yeti Walker Bi-Ped Robot Perfect for Star Wars Fans
Looking for a way to build yourself a functional AT-ST walker? Have I got the perfect robot for you. The AREXX YT-3000 (aka “YETi Walker”) is a bi-pedal robot which can be programmed using your PC or an remote-controlled via an IR interface.

Luxeed LED Keyboard Hits the U.S. (Finally)

Luxeed LED Keyboard Hits the U.S. (Finally)
One of the most popular posts of all time on Technabob was the wondrous Luxeed multi-color LED keyboard. While it sure looked cool, it was nearly impossible to get outside of its native land of Korea.

Robobuilder: Build Multiple Robots With One Kit

Robobuilder: Build Multiple Robots With One Kit
This new robotics platform out of Korea lets you build a variety of unique robots from a single set of modular parts. RoboBuilder offers a complete kit of interchangeable modules which come together to form computer programmable mini-bots.

Your Message in Light Emitting Diodes

Your Message in Light Emitting Diodes
Want to get your point across? Why not say it with light? This new kit lets you create your own custom LED light board using any pattern you want. The whole thing reminds me of a modern-day Lite-Brite.

Robothespian Masters the Classics

Robothespian Masters the Classics
Back in the day, I did my stint designing lighting and sets for community theater companies, so I’ve seen more than my share of wooden acting. But this is the first time I’ve ever seen metal acting.

Ybox2: Set Top Box in an Altoids Tin

Ybox2: Set Top Box in an Altoids Tin
Here’s a fun weekend project for all you hardware hackers out there. The Ybox2 is the latest version of a programmable IP-connected set top box which can fit entirely inside an Altoid box. The system can be programmed to display widget-like channels on your television, using a library of freely-available software.