Micro-Manager on the Raspberry Pi

Micro-manager guru Kyle M. Douglass recently posed his implementation of micro-manager on a raspberry Pi 3. Very cool potential here, considering when the computing power of the pi is exceeded for a given application, one could just add more for $45! I’d imagine that memory handling issues related to image capture would be the biggest […]

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An awesome gerber viewer for OSX

While there are a few viewing tools available for OSX, I’ve been looking for something that was higher quality, and more configurable. Today I stumbled upon Cuprum. This viewer supports layering, export of user-configured views, some good print options and other stuff. It’s $13 on the Mac App store, and well worth it IMHO.   […]

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Discounts for Builders & Makers

Hackaday has a great list of links on whats available for black Friday & Cyber Monday. I found this a great deal – Autodesk has an offer for 2 years of Fusion360 for only $60/yr! My local 3D printer manufacturer, Printrbot, has a 10% off everything offer on…everything. Post below if you find other deals for the […]

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Data Logging in the Cloud

I’ve been working on a project which requires data logging from a mobile device over several days. I came across a neat site which supports simple uploading and view/export of data, from numerous sources. It’s called thingspeak.com.  Once you have data loaded into a channel, there an excellent tool which supports the execution of Matlab […]

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