Just a quick note to say that we have survived MakeFashion, with (hopefully) positive outcomes, and if you haven’t attended, the highlights of the show are available on our Flickr photostream.
Other than the new goodies, we have one more thing to announce: Solarbotics, as an official MakeFashion partner, has been supporting local and international designers by consulting, providing materials, tech support and snacks. One of the projects we have been working at is Pumping Fashion Lit (by Dee Fontans and Eric Willis). It is featured in the Avenue Magazine preview of the upcoming show. So tomorrow, March 1 we are going to be at MakeFashion Gala to reap the fruits of our labour and hopefully see some neat wearable stuff.
|10-pin Shield Stacking Header
Want to stack more than one shield at a time? Use these instead of standard 10-pin headers to add extra functionality to your shield!
|Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter – Spare battery (BC-BL-01-A)
Small robots need small power sources, and this little 3.7V, 170mAh LiPoly unit from Seeed Studio is one of the smallest batteries we carry.
|Makey Makey – Standard Kit
You may be the greatest living banana-pianist, but how will you ever know if you don’t make yourself a banana piano? Good news, that project and countless others are easier than you think they are with MaKey MaKey.
Today we let our staff robo-weasels pick the links. They really wanted to participate and said they will behave and promised not to drink all the antifreeze liquid from the cars again. So we let them, and here’s the result.
|TV Screen Flag
TV screen warps and waves like a flag when blown on with a fan – how does one get ideas like that? Somehow [Gijs] did, see the result here (translated). (Via Hackaday)
|Fishing Line Muscle
This is an interesting hack on some common materials. Using monofilament fishing line to build muscle wire! (Via Popular Mechanics)
|Photovoltaic Panel Makes Bioelectricity
Voronoi tessellations not only make pretty lamps, but also can be used for an enclosure for electricity-producing bacteria. (Via Designboom)
|Laser Engraved Cutting Boards
Geeks everywhere – including the kitchen! (Elysium Woodworks via Laughing Squid)
|Kerf Measuring Tool
Interesting idea, have yet to try that.. (Via Ponoko blog)
Robo-weasels also drew me a picture of themselves to go with this blog post, but I lost it. Now they drank all the cleaning solution and hid in the bathroom with the photo equipment. Never again…