Happy weekend! During the next week, the “guess&giveaway” will be announced twice a week, both on Monday & Friday.
Firstly, let’s take a look at the last issue.
Quite hard to find out what kind of xadow module, isn’t it? I just wanted you to see from a different perspective.
We receive less comments, making it easier for us to choose.
Congratulation Inderpreet Singh, it’s your lucky day that your refered mics sensor, you will contact you soon.
This brand new Xadow – Multichannel Gas Sensor based o The MiCS-6814, which is a robust MEMS sensor for the detection of pollution from automobile exhausts and for agricultural/industrial odors.
You will be able to detect CO, NO2 and NH3 with it!
Here’s the last problem this week and enjoy it.
We’d like to introduce the initial design we will put on xadow & pebble. before we dive into this section, let’s come back and review the concept design last time.
This cool self replication sketch is one of the result of our brain storm.
- pro: every brink is the same, easy to assemble
- con: the free space between each piece is limited
A workaround way design the shell rather than the brick itself, we place a two-brick length shell wrap up the bricks, the opposite shell will be shift by one brick to make the structure stable.
- pro: neat
- con: it’s impossible in practical
We find our idea in our daily life. The connector of the loose-leaf binder inspired us, this is relatively traditional design. The following design is also so common: the zipper! It’s too much beyond our imagination, isn’t it?
There are 3 designs in this one. The left one comes from the average watch design. The middle upper one is fastened to a surface where is connected. The right one cleverly uses a silicone parts connecting them.
After several iterations, The “工” like connector is replaced with a “I” like, which makes more space for flexible uses.
What we learn from the wearable design iteration? What is our next step? Just keep an eye on our series blog next time.
We got much more comments on blog this time! Thx for join us!
Here’s a snap of the comments on twitter:
And one from google+:
It is a termperature logger indeed, but that’s not good enough.
Lots of people refered the weather balloon project, yeah it’s well insulated, but we haven’t apply it to this project, we only used it as a temperature detector in the furnace.
In the end, we decide to give the coupon to the first one who refer the following key words:
- 5 channel temperature logger
Congratulation, Pekka you win again. Please contact luweicong at seeed.cc to get your coupon.
Don’t worry, it’s lucky we have a rush sale for one day, get prepared!
Let’s come back to the puzzle this time, guess what it is, don’t hurry, we do not choose the first one this time, we choose the most closest answer.
Please comment on the post directly and leave the correct mail we could contact you in case you win.
Last week, pebble launched the Concept design of Xadow modular smartstrap system, which is a stamp size dev kits for arduino, with a Xadow adaptor(under development), you can easily add GPS, HR(under development), NFC, OLED to your Pebble Time. There are over 20+ modules here for you to build from your imagination.
Here comes the first batch of our prototype designs:
The main idea is to design the chain blocks which will form the strip of Pebble. Some difficulties we meet now are:
- how to make it elegant by 3D printing or injecting molding? while some surface process we are considering now.
- how to enable the data communication via the bus, Xadow is using fcc currently.
Here are some the of details you may feel our minds:
Here’s the live update of our tweets, feel free to express your wish and suggestions on our projects with tag #PebbleXadow.
How is DSO Touch compared with the DSO Nano? In a brief explain: it’s like New Macbook compared with Macbook.
It’s much more thiner: only 10mm. It has 2 channels now, lets look at the performance:
- Analog bandwidth: 1MHz
- Max sample rate: 10MSa/s
- Max sample memory depth: 8K
What can you do with the tiny digital pocket size oscilloscope? Here is a review list:
- First Impression by jpa: DSO Touch
- DSO Touch Official Leak – Test
- Updated: Beta Program of DSO Touch
- DSO Touch Official Leak – Spec
- DSO Touch Official Leak – Industrial Design
In the end, the hands on video:
The estimated shipment beginson Apr 20, 2015, get one before it’s out of stock.
The first SeeedHit is too easy for you guys. The rule is who reply with the labelling machine before 3/18 (include) will get a coupon from us.
Congratulation! Pekka, Mike, Francesco valla from blog and Hendrik Lipka from g+. We will contact you soon.
Here goes the second one, come on & see you next week.
Some of the projects we are doing are quite fun, the picture will be shared irregularly on blog or twitter via links. If you see #SeeedHit, you can comment here to describe what it is or how it works.
We will choose a winner for each round, which is $10 coupon.
Here goes the first session.
We are launching Techbox, DIY kit for artistic innovation, in SXSW Trade Show 2015. Composed of hand-picked Grove modules, Techbox aims to simplify electronics tinkering and bring the excitement of PLUG and MAKE t creators with affordable price. Segmented by level of experience, Techbox provides beginners, intermediates and experts the raw ingredients along with comprehensive tutorials to produce their own product. Each level offers a varying degree of programmability, customization, and ease of use.
For beginners, Techbox is priced affordably at $20 per kit and comes with eight tutorials. Out of box, it presents over 2,000 possible configurations for makers to tinker with. For intermediate users, TechBox provides easy instructions for “one gesture, one procedure” and Li-Fi-like communications and starts at $50. For advanced players, TechBox offers hardware IFTTT and Bluetooth 4.0 communication, which can be controlled through mobile apps for seamless interaction.
“With easy to understand toolkits like Techbox, makers can focus more on ideation and design, instead of learning programming languages. Seeed Studio wants to enable makers to lead the creative process which is why we’ve lowered the barrier to entry from a pricing, usability, and support perspective, “ explains Eric Pan, founder and CEO of Seeed Studio.
Meanwhile, we will also showcase products that we provide Propogate service for one stop prototype and manufacture. No matter you are a digital artist making interactive installation or gadget, or a hardware startup itching to have a fast prototype or first batch of products, we are happy to help you scale from 1 to 10,000. If you are in San Fransisco, make sure not to miss our opening party in a month and sign up for the mail list by contacting our Mengmeng. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Techbox will be available on Seeed Bazaar in late March. If you want to get latest update, please subscribe on our page.
It’ contest again this year! We call for makers to share your work , try drop us a tweet tagged #recipe if you create something fun.
‘Recipe‘ is an special online community where makers can upload, share their creative ideas and interesting works by describing the detailed making process of their products.
From 16th March 2015 to 31st March 2015, send an E-mail to email@example.com to tell us about the awesome projects you have done or the projects you are currently working on (it would be better if you attach some images in it), then write a recipe and post it on our Recipe in the following link:
If you don’t have Rainbowduino yet, now it’s your chance to win a free Rainbow Cube from us!
PS: In this event we have only 15Rainbow Cubes to give away. So, the first come, first served.
Over the years we meet up with a lots of artists and helped them to develop their art projects. It’s always fun to inspiring and intriguing to work with creative minds. SeeedStudio is eager to encounter more collaboration between art and technology with various schemes. We help them in the manufacture process to produce from 0 to 10,000 pieces so they can focus on the creativity part and leave the fuzzy part to our propagate service. Most of projects are related to audio-visuality and interactivity. Please checkout our previous projects below
ClockTHREEjr is an awesome platform for anyone wanting to explore time with electronics. The ClockTHREEjr is a smaller version of the earlier, wildly successful, Kickstarter project ClockTHREE. It features mono-color LEDs in a 16 column by 8 row matrix, giving it a total of 128 addressable LEDs.
Truth is Beauty is about 55′ tall, constructed of welded steel rods and balls, covered in stainless steel mesh skin with interactive lighting effects. These sculptures are intended to demand a change in perspective, to be a catalyst for social change. It has shown in the Burning Man Festival in 2014. SeeedStudio co-designed and manufactured the main controller for this project.
“Water Light Graffiti” is a surface made of thousands of LEDs illuminated when they come into contact with water. SeeedSudio designed and manufactured PCB and helped sourcing the LED for this project.
In order to sense the beauty of the stars and night against light pollution, Morris began with no knowledge of electronics when setting up this project. It is made of hundreds of lights and solar charges and the communication between them. SeeedStudio developed parts of the controllers and communication module for this art installation.
Open Music Labs is a set of tools for musicians, composers and tinkers. It is designed by MIT and manufactured at SeeedStudio later on.
SeeedStudio is willing to collaborate with more artists and creatives in order to realise more mind-blowing projects, installations, products and many more.
We are exhibiting at SXSW Trade Show currently from 15th – 18th!
Meet our in-house artist and propogate team from US branch in our booth(No.939)!
Can’t wait to see the newest Rephone? Visit Seeed at SXSW Trade Show, Booth 939!
- Date: Mar 15-18
- Venue: Booth No. 939 & No. 941, Exhibit Halls 3 & 4, Austin Convention Center, TX
Based on the powerful IoT mainboard, Rephone provides the essential cell phone functions such as GSM, Bluetooth, acceleration sensors and compass with the open-source modules. It is designed to inject your ideas of customization into daily communication devices. Through switching modules and programming with Arduino, makers are able to DIY their own IoT phones in varied forms with the compact kit.
- Open Source
- Light & Powerful
- GSM & GPRS & BLE
- Audio & Sensor & More
The modules are packaged into a bookcase and we write down everything about it – how does the idea come from, how can you get started with the kit, and even five phone demos with illustrations. It’s more like a comic book, after read all the stories and turn to the last page, you’ll see the modules and start your own DIY project.
Project 1 – “Talking Cane” for the Olds, which adds the GSM function to walking stick
Project 2 –Den Den Mushi Phone from the famous “One Piece” series
Project 3 – Phone with fragrant ringtone, which changes the noisy ringtone to sweet smells in the meeting
Hackster Hardware Weekend is coming again in Portland!
The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.
Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and hack to the future!
Time: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM – Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM (PST)
Place: Portland, Oregon
Date: From 15th to 18th , March
Location: Booth No. 939 & No. 941, Exhibit Halls 3 & 4, Austin Convention Center
We are geared up to introduce our latest product Techbox at SXSW, a series of plug and make DIY kits in 3 levels based on our very famous grove product line. Why SXSW? We are all itching to see what creativity community will make as we provide easy-to-use electronics tool kits. Before officially revealing our product next week, here is a sneak preview of demos that we will showcase in the show.
These nifty demos are designed by our in-house artist Shihui Wang who has been working closely with our engineering team in the past 3 months after she complished her studies of New Media Art in LUCA School of Arts.
Button-controlled LED is the most classic interactive project for beginners. But what about a million of light via reflection? Inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirrored room, you can quickly create a fancy lampshade or an installation with a touch sensor, a LED and silver reflective paper.
This might be the fastest way to create a painting. Hold a bunch of markers on one hand and a motor attached with a blank paper on the other. What you need to do as a master artist is to trigger the motor to spin and sign your name when finished.
Demo 3 DNA in Motion
The demo is inspired by the structure of DNA. I’m sure you could create more interesting and crazy interactive installation with your own imaginations and creativity.
Although this is our first time to attend this event, SXSW has put the maker movement under the spotlight in recent years . Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab, and Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO had a panel discussion about THE FUTURE OF MAKING in SXSW interactive 2014. If you are into the maker movement, you should definitely check out SXSW Create to meet Dale Dougherty for reflection on Making a Maker City and enjoy hands-on experience of playing 3D printers and drones.
Photo credits: Steve Grever, Shihui Wang
What is Point Redemption Area?
We sincere appreciate your quiet diligence and your technique sharing & communicating in our community regardless of return for so long. Now it’s time to do something for you . In this area, you can exchange points to the gifts posted in Part list as you like . (Generally , we would like to offer you well-known products in Seeed Bazaar shop )Exchange Gifts is the first section of our community and more sections will be coming soon .
And we will add more gifts to the Part list. or you can tell us the one you want .