At the 2013 Open Hardware Summit, all attendees were given a hackable, ePaper badge (lovingly called a “BADGEr”) that could be used to display our credentials during the conference, and could be used for experimentation afterwards. I paired mine with a Raspberry Pi to create an auto-updating ePaper weather station that hangs on my wall.
Ordinarily, hackathons are strictly software events, with the participants generally building websites or mobile apps. It’s simply too difficult to build a complete piece of hardware in 24 hours … right? Wrong. Ignoring the fact that everybody else was building software apps, Jason and I rolled in with two duffle bags filled with electronics and set to work building a physical version of facebook.
Behold! My newest little project. This one isn’t as complicated as some of my other creations, but it’s still a pretty cool little device that I put together. I made this as a project for my INFO4320 class at Cornell: “Intro to Rapid Prototyping and Physical Computing”. The assignment was[…]