U.S. Police Already Using ‘Spot’ Robot From Boston Dynamics in the Real World

Massachusetts State Police (MSP) has been quietly testing ways to use the four-legged Boston Dynamics robot known as Spot, according to new documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.
And while Spot isn’t equipped with a weapon just yet, the documents provide a terrifying peek at our RoboCop future.

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EZBoard Lite – The most user friendly Ender 3 mainboard upgrade

The EZboard Lite is another drop in replacement 32 bit mainboard for the Ender 3, Ender 5 and CR-10. Just like it’s competitor the SKR Mini E3, it is a significant upgrade for a stock printer. In this video, I take you through installation, the very user friendly online firmware configurator and test the board stock, with EZout filament runout, the EZabl Pro and BLtouch.

Gesture Controlled Raspberry Pi Rover

In this video I demonstrate a gesture controlled Raspberry Pi rover I created as a pet project. I recently purchased a Adeept Mars Rover PiCar-B and thought to extend it by adding gesture control functionality to it.
For gesture recognition, I am using a NodeMCU wired to a GY-521 (MPU-6050) breakout board. The NodeMCU constantly reads the 3-axis accelerator readings and transmits them to the Raspberry Pi rover over MQTT channel.
Though I have used Adeept Mars Rover but this application is not specific to it. You can use any rover/car and customize the driving logic accordingly.

Launchpad || DIY or Buy || Keyboard Matrix & MIDI Tutorial

In this episode of DIY or Buy I will be showing you how I created my own launchpad. That means I will show you how I combined a design idea with 3D Prints, WS2812 LEDs, tactile switches and an Arduino to create a proper MIDI instrument. While building I will also tell you a bit about a keyboard matrix and in the end determine what advantages the DIY Launchpad offers. Let’s get started!

LEDs and Whats Wrong with the Maker Movement.

About a week ago, Hackaday hosted the Superconference. Dubbed the “greatest gathering of hardware hackers, builders, engineers and enthusiasts on the planet”, it featured talks on subjects ranging from 3D Printing to Security to Augmented Reality (AR). Media outlets jumping on the tech buzzword of the day would undoubtedly have had a field day if they had just copied off the list of talk titles.

While Kitty Yeung and Pat Dooley’s talk introducing Quantum Computing serve to remind us of how little of the potential of computing we have uncovered, it was Mike Harrison’s talk on LEDs that first caught my eye.

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