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Robotics | IoT

Hacking the CES Scavenger Hunt for a Second Time

The CES scavenger hunt is back and, just like last time, it’s possible to win the hunt without ever going to CES. However while you’re looking for the beacons, the beacons are looking back. There are over a thousand beacons scattered throughout the ven…

First Look: Bean+ Microcontroller Adds Greater Range, Better Battery, and More

Today Punch Through Design launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new Bluetooth LE Arduino-compatible microcontroller board the Bean+.
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Beware the Hackable Google Beacons Made by Estimote

Manufacturers were quick to support Google’s new Eddystone beacon standard, but in the rush to support it, some manufacturers are ignoring basic security.
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Google Introduces the Eddystone Beacon

Google has launched a competitor to Apple’s iBeacon, it’s open source and cross-platform and has some interesting differences from its Apple competitor.
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Riding to Maker Faire with Cypress PSoC

We spoke to Charles “Chuck” Swiger the winner of the first ever PSoC Challenge contest who brought his eBike along to the faire.
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Building Projects with Cypress PSoC

With the release of their PSoC 4 BLE kit Cypress is doing something intriguing. We spoke with Gagan Luthra from Cypress Semiconductor about the Cypress PSoC range and the the projects they’ve brought here to Maker Faire.
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An Interview with Chuck Swiger, Winner of the PSoC Pioneer Challenge

Read how Chuck Swiger turned a passion for monitoring e-bike battery health into a winning project for the PSoC Pioneer Challenge! He’ll now travel to Maker Faire Bay Area to exhibit his project.
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Announcing the Winners of the PSoC Pioneer Challenge

One project wins $450 in gift certificates, and the Grand Prize winner will travel to Maker Faire Bay Area next month with their project!
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Light Blue Bean Gets Android, Node-RED Capabilities

One of the features that really made the Light Blue Bean catch our attention was the promise that it could write, and then upload, code directly from your phone over Bluetooth LE. Support for the last major platform, Android, arrived today.
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Your Vote Counts: Help Decide the Winners of the #PSoCMaker Challenge.

Help one lucky maker win a trip of a lifetime — your votes could push one project to the top.
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