Hackaday Links: February 15, 2015

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[Matthias Wandel], also known as the genius/demigod that can make anything out of wood, put together a mount for a Raspberry Pi and a camera. Yes, it’s just a holder for a Raspi, but some of our readers who aren’t up to speed with [Matthias] might want to check out his Youtube channel. There are hundreds of awesome videos. Report back in a month.

[Evan], the guy working his butt off for the MidAtlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists, and the organizer for the Vintage Computer Festival East (we’re going, April 17-19, Wall, NJ) has been working on a book. It’s about mobile computing, and he’s crowdfunding it.

Your keyboard has buttons, and so does and Akai MPC. Daft PunKonsole! Press the space bar for  instrumental part. There is, as yet, no video of someone doing this correctly.

Valentine’s Day was yesterday, and that means Valentine’s Day builds started rolling in on the tip line. Here’s something that’s actually a very simple circuit that’s inspired from an old ‘Electronic Games and Toys’ book by [Len Buckwalter]. Here’s a video of it in action.

A few years ago the name of the game was tiny, credit card-sized ARM boards. It had to come to this: a 64-bit board. ARM Cortex A53 running at 1.2GHz. It also costs $120 and only has a gig of RAM, but there you go.

6 thoughts on “Hackaday Links: February 15, 2015

  1. I’m not sure the hikey boards exist in the wild – both suppliers listed are out of stock. I saw them a week or two ago and was very tempted, but has anyone heard of one actually shipped?

    1. That pantorouter seems to operate something like this “twiddle it around here, follow that bit, back and forth a bit and voila! Now you have an Nth dimensional wooden box that can store an entire apartment block and also has a nice oiled woodgrain finish.”

  2. There was a daft punk app going around for awhile that I grabbed, and love playing around with it occasionally. This clone is alright, but laggy as fuck, and high latency like this when it comes to triggering midi elements is… annoying at best.

  3. I think he should mount one of those raspi cams on the outside looking at his workshop.
    Reason being that in another video he is hanging all kinds of cloths on the ceiling in his workshop to reduce the echo, so the fire (if any) might make a popular spectacular youtube video.

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