Brraaaiiiiinnnnsssss!!! When the zombie apocalypse inevitably occurs, will you be ready? I recently served as the Technical Editor for Simon Monk’s latest book, “The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.” The book introduces novice makers to electronics and programming through the lens of a theoretical zombie apocalypse. Learn how to use Arduino and Raspberry Pi to build surveillance equipment, zombie distractions, booby traps, and more!
My (Open Source) LittleBits Hue Lighting Controller project leverages the LittleBits Arduino Bit, a small linux computer (like a BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, or UDOO), and the Philips Hue Hub to easily control the state, brightness, and color of your Hue lightbulbs via a tactile interface.
Introducing the RainCloud Umbrella Minder – Because everything is better when it’s connected to the internet.
I ALWAYS forget to bring my umbrella with me on days when it’s going to rain. So, I built an open source umbrella stand (powered by the new LittleBits CloudBit) that knows the weather and can remind me to take my umbrella with me on my way out the door, if it’s going to rain.
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.