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Tag: Python

This Toaster Prints Random Recipes

This Toaster Prints Random Recipes
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 Dash Button Hack: If This Then Dash

Amazon Dash Button Hack: If This Then Dash
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.
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DIY Raspberry Pi Photo Booth: Say Fruit!

DIY Raspberry Pi Photo Booth: Say Fruit!
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.

DIY Raspberry Pi Cellphone: Brickphone 2.0

DIY Raspberry Pi Cellphone: Brickphone 2.0
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.

26-Pound Gummy Python: Snakes. Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?

26-Pound Gummy Python: Snakes. Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?
This is the dark and ridiculous side of the candy world. Yes, this massive 26 pound gummy python will squeeze you from the inside out, assuming you can get enough of it in your belly to do so.

RickMote Controller Hacks Chromecasts, Can Never Give It Up

RickMote Controller Hacks Chromecasts, Can Never Give It Up
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.

WiFinder Detects if Someone Enters Your Wi-Fi Network: Watch_Dudes

WiFinder Detects if Someone Enters Your Wi-Fi Network: Watch_Dudes
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.

Raspberry Pi-Based Braille Learning Device: Project Mudra

Raspberry Pi-Based Braille Learning Device: Project Mudra
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.

Crane Games Got Nothing on This: Wiimote-Controlled Giant Robot Arms

Crane Games Got Nothing on This: Wiimote-Controlled Giant Robot Arms
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.

Halo Meets Monty Python: How Not to be Seen

Halo Meets Monty Python: How Not to be Seen
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.
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