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New battery seems to offer it all: Lithium-metal/lithium-air electrodes

We know them and love them, lithium batteries power the modern world. But they don’t come without there own set of challenges. New research is showing some promising results with the use of lithium-air. Via ArsTechnica:But a recent paper describes a battery that uses lithium metal at one electrode and lithium air for the second. By some measures, the...

Making an Automated Coffee Delivery System

We all know about the holy grail of domestic robotics: getting a robot to deliver you a soda or beer from the fridge. But how about a robotized model train to automatically deliver your espresso, all the way from the downstairs kitchen to your workshop upstairs? This was the crazy idea of James from Project Air. Not sure he’ll keep this up much beyond...

A History of Ballon Panic via The History Guy

The History Guy shared on YouTube:Shootin’ Balloons: A History of Balloon PanicHow often do we have to call out the military to shoot down balloons? More often than you might think. Some notable stories of balloons gone rogue, drawing military and/or police responses, deserve to be remembered.

DIY NeoPixel Earrings #WearableWednesday

Here’s a fun, relatively simple wearable project using Adafruit Neopixels from Alison Yang via hackster.io:Inspired by the projects of Geek Mom Projects and MakeFashion, I got some ideas in mind to make wearable projects. As a huge fan of earrings, I decided to create illuminated earrings. The first time, I picked Grove WS2813 (I’d like to reuse it...

How Do You Use the –SEED Parameter in Midjourney?

Christian Heidorn has an inforamtive video on how to use the –SEED parameter in Midjourney AI to get more consistent results from your output.One of the things a lot of newbies struggle with in Midjourney is the ability to maintain relatively consistent outcomes with their prompts. By default, Midjourney adds a lot of randomness to its images which...

JP’s Product Pick of the Week 2/7/23 MiniBoost 5V 1A TPS61023 @adafruit @johnedgarpark

If you missed this week’s livestream of John Park’s Product Pick(s) of the Week, not to worry, here’s the video. This week’s pick is the Adafruit MiniBoost 5V 1A – TPS61023! Watch the video to find out about the Adafruit MiniBoost 5V 1A – TPS61023, how to use ’em, a live demo, and more.Want more JP’s Product Pick of the Week?! Tune in every Thursday...

The technology behind GitHub’s new code search @GitHub

From launching the technology preview of the new and improved code search experience a year ago, to the public beta released at GitHub Universe last November, there’s been a flurry of innovation and dramatic changes to some of the core GitHub product experiences around how developers find, read, and navigate code.How does it work?The short answer is...

A new PDP-10 is put on the internet for free access #VintageComputing @sdf_pubnix

The Super Dimension Fortress (SDF) is a networked community of free software authors, teachers, librarians, students, researchers, hobbyists, computer enthusiasts, the aural and visually impaired. It is operated as a recognized non-profit 501(c)(7) and is supported by its members.They just placed a Digital Equipment PDP-10, manufactured from 1966 to...

NASA’s New Artemis Landing, Recovery Lead: Lili Villarreal #Space #WomenInSTEM @NASA

When Lili Villarreal was 7 years old, her family went to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. From that moment on, Villarreal was hooked on space exploration. Villareal recently was named NASA’s Artemis II landing and recovery director in the agency’s Exploration Ground Systems Program at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center, and is responsible...

IcyBlue Feather: a battery powered FPGA board #Feather #FPGA @oakdevtech @hacksterio

Oak Development Technologies has opened pre-orders for a compact dev board designed to ease users into working with FPGAs. Built around a Lattice Semi ICE5LP4K FPGA, the IcyBlue Feather is a Feather-format development board which looks to lower barriers to entry.“This unique FPGA feather allows you to easily get started with FPGA development with a...

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