Thermal Imaging Phone Camera for $150

http://www.robhopeless.com/

By the way he has an interesting motto „My current hobby is to find new hobbies“.

via

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/03/iphone-thermal-imaging/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermal-Imaging-Phone-Camera/

 

Starting with the gnublin board

1. Soldering the connectors
2. Installing USB to UART Driver http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx
3. Connecting the board to the PC with the USB cable

4. Starting terminal software

5. Login as root without passwort

6. Starting with blinking of LED1 with blink.sh

root@gnublin:~# sh blink.sh

stop blicking with Strg – c on terminal console

Unpacking pictures

 

gnublin is an open source project from http://www.hs-augsburg.de

Sphero

Looks like a funny gadget to play with. The Sphero :

„Sphero is like nothing you’ve seen before.

It’s the first robotic ball gaming device that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet.

You can even use Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay.“

On theirs site are alot of videos.

(c) gosphero.com
(c) gosphero.com

What the hack is that – Sifteo interactive game cubes

Never seen the gadget before today, found it as a buyers recommendation when looking for Sphero found via http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Angerollt-Roboter-Kugel-Sphero-1542563.html.

„Each Sifteo cube packs a clickable, full color LCD display, a variety of motion sensors and a rechargeable battery into a sturdy 1.5 inch block – perfect for hands of all ages to grab and play with.

Sifteo cubes connect wirelessly to a nearby computer via a compact USB radio link, and can hold up to 4 hours of play on a single charge. Our SiftRunner desktop software is your command-center: browse and play your games, create your own with the Sifteo Creativity Kit™, and find more in the Sifteo store! The included Sifteo charging dock can recharge up to six cubes at once, and can house your cubes and USB link when not in use.“

https://www.sifteo.com/

Company blog site http://blog.sifteo.com/

 

The real ebook experience – Kindle from Amazon

I’m starting many approaches to start reading more of my  books on an appropriate reading device. Unfortunately there wasn’t good hardware out there for me until now. I ordered the new Amazon Kindle for just 99 € and it’s really the eBook reader of choose in my personal opinion. It’s small, lightweight and had a nice price.

The iPad is too heavy and other hardware isn’t exactly what I want to have. The Kindle is still a must buy!