If you have a toaster sitting on your kitchen counter, there’s about a 99.999% chance that it toasts some kind of bread. But if you’re in the other 0.001%, your toaster prints recipes for other meals which may or may not include bread.
Amazon’s new Dash Button lets Prime members order a product with a press of a button. You can think of it as a convenient tool or maybe a depressing metaphor. Cloudstitch CTO Ted Benson thought of it as a way to track his baby’s sleeping and pooping habits.
Last year, TMW Unlimited Lab Tech Lead Roo Williams was asked to come up with a better way to take profile photos of new employees. At the time, someone from Human Resources simply used a compact camera to take a shot of the newbies.
We’ve seen a laptop and a tablet that are both powered by the Raspberry Pi. Tyler Spadgenske completes the gadget trinity with the Tyfone, a 2G cellphone based on the versatile computer.
The Tyfone has a 3.5″ TFT touchscreen, an AdaFruit FONA GSM module, a 5MP Raspberry Pi camera and a 3D printed case.
In case you’re not familiar with Google’s Chromecast, it’s a small device that plugs into any display with an HDMI and a USB port to let you stream videos, apps and more from your laptop or mobile device to the display.
Did you know that you can use your Wi-Fi network as a lookout? Pescimoro Mattia’s WiFinder is a short Python script that continuously scans your Wi-Fi network. When a new device joins the network, it will display a message on your computer, hopefully buying you enough time to erase your browsing history.
Two 20-year old students of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Goa, India are working on a device that aids in learning Braille. Sanskriti Dawle and Aman Srivastav’s Project Mudra – mudra means “sign” in Sanskrit – is a device powered by the Raspberry Pi, with custom software made using Python.
You could, if you are so inclined, go spend a few bucks trying to fish a cheap plushie out of some half-assed crane machine… orrrrr you could jack a pair of giant robot arms, do a little creative programming, and go fishing for BMWs.
The guys over at bits bytes pixels & sprites dug up this fun little mashup between two unlikely bedfellows, Halo and Monty Python’s Flying Circus:
The clip, overlays Python’s classic “How not to be seen” sketch with scenes from the popular first-person shooter.