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Making an Arduino-based CNC plotter out of a DVD player is as easy as 1, 2, what’s Arduino again?

ftr0vvqivo3s42b-medium Once, long again when magazines still existed, I bought a copy of Popular Mechanics. Inside was a how-to on how to build a robotic lawnmower. Now this was back in the 1980s so it wasn’t a very complex machine – it basically backed up when it hit stuff – but I was amazed. Being only ten at the time I was unable to build the thing and, now that I’m 40, I still… Read More

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John Biggs

November 30th

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Making an Arduino-based CNC plotter out of a DVD player is as easy as 1, 2, what’s Arduino again?

ftr0vvqivo3s42b-medium Once, long again when magazines still existed, I bought a copy of Popular Mechanics. Inside was a how-to on how to build a robotic lawnmower. Now this was back in the 1980s so it wasn’t a very complex machine – it basically backed up when it hit stuff – but I was amazed. Being only ten at the time I was unable to build the thing and, now that I’m 40, I still… Read More

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John Biggs

November 30th

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12 picture-perfect gifts for your photographer friends

2016-gift-guide-photographer Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub. Read More

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Darrell Etherington

November 30th

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Bragi’s The Headphone proves fully wireless earbuds can be great

bragi-headphone-main Ditching frills for focus The Headphone doesn’t offer activity tracking or fancy gesture controls – instead, it promises Bluetooth audio, with physical buttons on the right earbud to control playback and volume. The case for The Headphone just holds the buds for charging; unlike The Dash, the storage container does not also hold backup charge for the headset. Despite everything… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

November 30th

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Bragi’s The Headphone proves fully wireless earbuds can be great

bragi-headphone-main Ditching frills for focus The Headphone doesn’t offer activity tracking or fancy gesture controls – instead, it promises Bluetooth audio, with physical buttons on the right earbud to control playback and volume. The case for The Headphone just holds the buds for charging; unlike The Dash, the storage container does not also hold backup charge for the headset. Despite everything… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

November 30th

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8Bitdo’s NES Classic Edition wireless controller kit adds retro gamepad options

1-hero-notext Got a new NES Classic Edition but woefully disappointed at the official controller’s short, corded-only options? Third party alternatives are popping up, but the new NES30 Classic Edition Set and Retro Receiver are a good bet, and are up for pre-order now. The kit is from 8Bitdo, which has been making wireless and wired retro versions of classic control controllers for a while now, and… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

November 30th

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Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect

img_0130 Hayo’s pitch video could use some work. It’s stilted and strange and has some trouble conveying precisely what the product does, owing in part to holographic representations of the product’s functionality. It’s clear that the product is different and probably compelling — but it’s not exactly clear what it does. Earlier this week, I sat down with the… Read More

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Brian Heater

November 29th

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Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect

img_0130 Hayo’s pitch video could use some work. It’s stilted and strange and has some trouble conveying precisely what the product does, owing in part to holographic representations of the product’s functionality. It’s clear that the product is different and probably compelling — but it’s not exactly clear what it does. Earlier this week, I sat down with the… Read More

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Brian Heater

November 29th

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This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office

animated_dot_v0-3 Look, it’s 2016. A cereal bar, pet grooming station, nap pod, and ping pong hovel aren’t enough to get a young programmer’s guts boiling. You need something unique. You need a flip disk system. This system, created by a BreakfastNY, is basically a modern version of those massive analog-digital signs you used to see in airports. Each pixel flips from dark to light (or dark… Read More

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John Biggs

November 29th

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This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office

animated_dot_v0-3 Look, it’s 2016. A cereal bar, pet grooming station, nap pod, and ping pong hovel aren’t enough to get a young programmer’s guts boiling. You need something unique. You need a flip disk system. This system, created by a BreakfastNY, is basically a modern version of those massive analog-digital signs you used to see in airports. Each pixel flips from dark to light (or dark… Read More

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John Biggs

November 29th

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