A handful of nice quick prototyping pictures I located:
GHI Electronics Kit
Image by Michael Kappel
Embedded Electronics Starter Kit from GHI Electronics
FEZ Spider Starter Kit
FEZ Spider Starter Kit is the very first commercially available .NET Gadgeteer-compatible kit. it contains almost everything necessary for educators, hobbyists and even pros. Embedded development is quickly & effortless (FEZ) thanks to .NET Micro Framework, .NET Gadgeteer and the several GHI value added features such as WiFi and USB Host.
The kit involves:
FEZ Spider Mainboard
Show T35 Module (3.5" with touchscreen)
USB Client DP Module (with USB cable)
2x Multicolor LED Module (DaisyLink)
2x Button Module
Ethernet J11D Module
SD Card Module
USB Host Module
10cm IDC cables (integrated with modules).
Assorted IDC Cable Pack:
4x 5cm IDC cables
3x 20cm IDC cables
1x 50cm IDC cable
Reusable Plastic Storage Box
FEZ Spider Mainboard is a .NET Gadgeteer-compatible mainboard primarily based on GHI Electronics’ EMX module. This tends to make FEZ Spider Mainboard the most feature-full .NET Gadgeteer compatible device in the market. It includes all of .NET Micro Framework core attributes and adds many exclusive features, such as USB host, WiFi and RLP (loading native code). All these features combine to offer a speedy prototyping platform.
14 .NET Gadgeteer compatible sockets that contain these varieties: X, Y, A, C, D, E, F, H, I, K, O, P, S, T, U, R, G, B and Z.
Configurable on-board LED
Based on GHI Electronics EMX module
72MHz 32-bit ARM7 processor
4.5 MB Flash
16 MB RAM
Complete TCP/IP Stack with SSL, HTTP, TCP, UDP, DHCP
Ethernet, WiFi driver and PPP ( GPRS/ 3G modems) and DPWS
USB Device with specialized libraries to emulate devices like thumb-drive, virtual COM (CDC), mouse, keyboard
76 GPIO Pin
two SPI (8/16bit)
two CAN Channels
7 10-bit Analog Inputs
ten-bit Analog Output (capable of WAV audio playback)
4-bit SD/MMC Memory card interface
OneWire interface (accessible on any IO)
Built-in True Time Clock (RTC) with the suitable crystal
Processor register access
OutputCompare for creating waveforms with higher accuracy
RLP allowing customers to load native code (C/Assembly) for real-time needs
Extended double-precision math class
FAT File Technique
Cryptography (AES and XTEA)
Low power and hibernate help
In-field update (from SD, network or other)
Dimensions: W two.25" x L two.05" x H .5"
Low energy and hibernate modes
Active power consumption 160 mA
Idle power consumption 120 mA
Hibernate energy consumption 40 mA
Calls for .NET Gadgeteer common red energy modules.
RoHS compliant /Lead-totally free compliant
Most EMX computer software features are GHI exclusive, see software documentation for specifics.
For more data about .NET Gadgeteer visit:
Photograph taken by Michael Kappel
Image by colaborativa.eu
The “barn raising” carried out in Amish communities in USA or the social housing initiatives promoted by Lewisham Council in London throughout the 80’s are great examples of how collective self-develop can be a effective social mechanism for strengthening communities.
Fab Lab Limerick from the School of Architecture at UL in collaboration with the Spanish style agency Colaborativa.eu is researching about the prospective of digital fabrication and open supply methodologies to produce low-cost building systems. These systems are adequate for distributed manufacturing techniques and can be utilised by the communities to self-create temporary collective spaces. By undertaking so, the construction system presented in this paper not only supplies a pragmatic solution whilst a much more permanent collective space is pursued, but it also turn into a helpful instrument for social engagement and collective work.
The last iteration of this investigation is a geodesic dome construction method based on low price materials and digital fabrication manufacturing. The design gives a wonderful resistance to wind and snow loads and can span up to 14 meters employing really tiny and light components. The system consists in a continuous tension, discontinuous compression structure of cardboard tubes connected by CNC reduce plywood hubs which had been developed in a fast iterative design approach making use of laser cutting.
We believe that full-scale structural systems utilizing domestic digital fabrication for each fast prototyping and manufacturing can open up innovation in building technologies to communities all around the world.
Image by The DEMO Conference
Seed launches Seed Speedy Prototyping Kit in the Web of Issues industry segment during DEMO Fall 2014 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Primarily based on Seed technology (employing Bluetooth Smart), the Fast Prototyping Kit gives companies a whole spectrum of new characteristics suited for the World wide web of Items market place. It permits connected items to be build quick and simply. For far more info on Seed please check out bit.ly/DEMO-Seed. Total coverage of DEMO, New Tech Solving Huge Troubles, can be found at bit.ly/DEMOsite. Photo by Stephen Brashear (www.stephenbrashear.com)