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“ What is DiveDuino?
DiveDuino came to my mind since I am an active diver and I enjoy the sport. I am an electrical engineer and at work I came across with the Arduino platform. Dive computers are expensive, if you want all the fancy features, you can find some computers for about $150 USD and others for about $1500 USD. Every basic dive computer has this indicators: No Decompression Limit(NDL), depth, temperature and elapsed time. So why not create something with the help of the Arduino open source platform, I found a sensor that could interact with Arduino and the rest is the prototype that I am building.“
Project is still fund raising at Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1454384970/diveduino-diy-dive-logger?ref=ending_soon
„Hack-a-Gecko project by Anders and Adam
How to make a very slim watch and keep battery life long? In this Hack-a-Gecko project, they tried to catch two birds with one stone.
We thought it would be cool to utilize the extremely low power EFM32 in combination with an extremely low power display to create a wrist watch demo application. And usually, the smaller and thinner something is, the cooler it is. (Admittedly, wrist watches do not necessarily follow this trend… big watches.)
Anyway, we wanted it slim. The starting point was the memory LCD display from Sharp (link). It is truly a Nano ampere display technology. And it is also thin, only 0.75 mm. A watch also needs a battery, cool new technologies exist such as the Thinergy battery, but the voltage of 4.1 V is a bit awkward. We decided to use a standard 3.0V CR1616 cell as it can power the EFM32 and display directly. Thickness of battery + display is 2.35 mm, is it possible to design the electronics as well within this thickness limit…? Challenge accepted!“
The good news, Apple and Google seems to be friends again. The google maps app is still back to iOS 6. But Samsung uses the map ‚problem‘ of iOS to place a funny advertisment in Australia.
(Credit: Nic Healey/CNET)
“ Technical Details
APC runs a custom Android system, built for keyboard and mouse input. A basic selection of applications is preinstalled. Also included is a full set of consumer I/O ports, enabling APC to connect to your PC monitor or TV.
|Software||Android 2.3 (PC System)|
|Chip||VIA 800MHz Processor|
|Memory||DDR3 512MB Memory
2GB NAND Flash
|Graphics||Built-in 2D/3D Graphic
Resolution up to 720p
|Input and Output||HDMI
USB 2.0 (x4)
Audio out / Mic in
|Size||170 x 85mm (W x H)
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