The Steampunk Eye Ball Is Operational

The Steampunk Eye Ball is up and running. It features a copper lightning rod ball, pan and tilt servos, a decorative brass frame and base, along with a Pixy image processing camera inside. You simply sit it on a table, plug in a cell phone power pack and the device will track you as you … Read more

New “Off-The-Shelf-Hacker” Series On

I recently started a brand new column on about hardware hacking. The series walks through tips, techniques and projects for the physical computing hardware hacker. The first edition, “Off-The-Shelf-Hacker: The Physical Computing Stack”, introduced the reader to the exciting new world of off-the-shelf microcontrollers, sensors, actuators, Linux/Free software, NanoLinux systems and companion topics like … Read more