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Happy Veterans Day!

Today, Amado, Thuy and I came into the Hackademia lab to start working on our alternate jacket project. Similar to the turn signal jacket, we are planning on using a LilyPad and LEDs to make a form of wearable technology. … Continue reading

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I can solder!

I have always wanted to learn how to solder. Coming into the lab, I saw Jarman talking with Blaine about soldering. It was my lucky day! In the past I have looked up countless YouTube videos trying to teach myself … Continue reading

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Getting started with Arduino

(October 26, 2011) Today Brian, Thuy, and I came in during our office hours to get our hands on some Arduino practice. Our first step was to make an LED blink. So, we searched some YouTube videos and found a … Continue reading

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Power-Assist Robot Suit

I remember seeing this on the news. It’s basically a suit that allows humans to to carry extremely heavy objects with ease. The article states that a person can carry 30-40kj without any effort. It’d be really cool to own … Continue reading

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Skin-Mounted Electronics

This one is pretty bizarre.  It’s a a form of “skin-mounted electronics” that is able to be worn like a temporary tattoo and has the ability to bend, wrinkle, and stretch with skin. This has the potential for multiple uses, … Continue reading

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The “Printing Dress”

It looks like Microsoft is getting into fashion through wearable technology. Electricfoxy talks with Asta Roseway at Microsoft Research from Electricfoxy on Vimeo. The main attraction of the video is the “Printing Dress”, which basically is a reflection of ourselves … Continue reading

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Sony HMZ-T1

Here’s something interesting that Sony plans to roll out in the future: the Sony HMZ-T1.  It’s basically a personal 3D movie and game viewer that connects to entertainment devices through HDMI.  It’s planning to be released sometime in November or … Continue reading

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