An Octopart for RC equipment
When [Zach] started building a quadcopter he found it very difficult to source the required parts. Thus was born CompareRC, an aggregation of several online RC retailers. There’s over 150,000 parts in the database, all searchable and sortable by lowest price.
Segway iPad Skype teleconferencing robot
It’ll be a while until robots completely eliminate the need for any human interaction, but until then there’s Double. It’s a two-wheeled balancing robot with an iPad dock, controllable via a remote iPad.
Free electronic design
In case you weren’t aware, Fedora has an electronic design distro that includes just about everything needed to build electronic circuits called Fedora Electronic Lab. FEL has PCB designers, circuit simulators, editors for just about everything, and support for PICs, AVRs, and 8051 micros. Thanks for sending this in, [Simon].
Make your own Megadrive ROMs
Last month, [Lee] sent in a build where he connected an Arduino Mega to an old Sega Genesis/Megadrive cartridge. He’s figured out how to read the contents of the cartridge now, allowing you to preserve your 100% complete Sonic & Knuckles / Sonic 3 save for time immemorial.
A surprising amount of graphics tutorials
Here’s a blog post from the lead dev of the Khan CS project.
9 thoughts on “Hackaday Links: August 15, 2012”
FEL is old. Hasn’t been updated to a recent release in quite a while.
It was news to me…
There seems to be F17 based ISOs available, so I guess it has been maintained?
Congrats on the HaD mention Zach.
Thanks! I was idly browsing my traffic analytics and about spit coffee out of my mouth when I saw the spike.
If anyone has suggestions/comments/complaints about CompareRC I\’d love to know! It\’s very much a work in progress but slowly getting better every day. =)
Perhaps links to the most common searches? Or a category search? Things for those of us who don’t need specific parts, but like to browse.
I’ll add a “most recent” and “most popular” section, great idea.
Categories is a little more difficult, but something that I’m definitely working on. I originally had categorical search…but it’s very hard to standardize parts between vendors. I ended up with a lot of parts that were miscategorized and the search results were really, really bad.
Categories and parametric search are basically my top two priorities right now.
Okay, only because nobody else has already posted it…
“Khaaaaaaaaan!” -James T. Kirk
Whereas the “Double” looks extremely cool, it’s hard to see what’s so original about it – Balancing on two wheels? Yawn. Remote presence? Zzzz… Patent it? Maybe in the US, probably a bit difficult elsewhere. $2,000 (on pre-order)? Segways were over $4,000, but there have been a lot of seriously cheaper home builds.
Very stylish though…
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