Hackaday Links: March 3, 2014

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If you’re playing along with Twitch Plays Pokemon, you might as well do it the right way: with the smallest Game Boy ever, the Game Boy Micro. [Anton] needed a battery replacement for this awesome, discontinued, and still inexplicably expensive console and found one in a rechargeable 9V Lithium battery. You get two replacement cells out of each 9V battery, and a bit more capacity as well.

Every garden needs garden lights, right? What does every garden light need? A robot, of course. These quadruped “Toro-bots” react to passersby by brightening the light or moving out of the way. It’s supposed to be for a garden that takes care of itself, but we’re struggling to figure out how lights will do that.

Flexiable 3D prints are all the rage and now resin 3D printers are joining the fray. The folks at Maker Juice have introduced SubFlex, a flexible UV-curing resin. The usual resins, while very strong, are rock solid. The new SubFlex flexible resins are very bendable in thin sections and in thicker pieces something like hard rubber. We’re thinking custom tank treads.

Remember this post where car thieves were using a mysterious black box to unlock cars? Looks like those black boxes have moved from LA to Chicago, and there’s still no idea how they work.

Have a Google Glass? Can you get us on the list? [Noé] and [Pedro] made a 3D printed Google Glass adapter for those of us with four eyes.

Comments

  1. danielwgk says:

    I’m on the list, but I don’t have the $1500

  2. daigakusei says:

    The right resin for printing SexToys :-)

  3. rtjure says:

    Do these 9V-Batteries really supply 9V and if so how?

  4. Daid says:

    For Google Glass. Erik de Bruijn from Ultimaker has 2 invites that he wants to give away:
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ultimaker/LFUyQdDHN3k
    Still costs 1500 dollar, but someone might be interested.

  5. rshuck says:

    I too have a Google Glass invite, as well as an unopened unit at my house that I’m looking to sell at cost.

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