Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How to Make a Sensational Animatronic Tail #WearableWednesday #Wearabletech #3Dprinting #Arduino

from How to Make a Sensational Animatronic Tail #WearableWednesday #Wearabletech #3Dprinting #Arduino
by Leslie Birch

Animatronic Tail

Last year I remember being mesmerized by enormous mechanical wings, but this year my fascination is animatronic tails. I found this delightful version on Hackster.io created by the team at Circuito.io. Before you start to worry that you may never have a tail this grand, just relax—they’ve created a tutorial on the project. It turns out the team created this piece for a live stage performance (although they don’t indicate the lucky performer). Here’s what makes their tail so special:

We placed three servos on the tail, which allow it to move in a close-to-natural way: once one servo pulls the other releases tension and vice versa. The top servo allows the up and down movement. We also added an option to toggle between the MPU and a joystick through the joystick’s push-button, so you can also manually control the tail’s movement.

The tail is controlled with an Arduino Uno and has a MPU 6050 triple axis accelerometer and gyro combo. So, it is highly reactive to movement, adding to its realistic response.

The project gives the 3D print files and code detail, but you’ll need to check out Circuito in order to get the parts and sample code break-outs. The beauty of this build is that you can easily add your own mods like LEDs, Bluetooth or other gadgets. I’m looking forward to seeing how someone integrates this tail into a costume. If you like the idea of a tail, but are searching for a mini version, you can always check out our Really Simple Tail, perfect for everyday use. You’ll just need to figure out the pattern of your fur. Make sure you send us a picture of your furry creation!

Really Simple Tail


Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stijn Grove, Dutch Datacenter Association, will speak at Internet of Things Event 2017

Internet of Things infrastructure – Presented by Jurjen Veldhuizen, Huawei Technologies (Netherlands) B.V.

Security by Separation: the future for connected devices – Presented by Tim Mace, Imagination Technologies

IoT & big data: end of privacy as we know it?– Presented by Nicole Wolters Ruckert, Kennedy Van der Laan

NEW PRODUCTS – USB Extension Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch / USB Micro B Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch

from NEW PRODUCTS – USB Extension Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch / USB Micro B Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch
by Daniel Nosonowitz

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NEW PRODUCTS – USB Extension Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch / USB Micro B Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch


Your cell phone charges off of USB, but can you really trust that charging station at the airport? Now you can control when to allow data in or out of your device with this little USB extension cable.

We’re offering two types: One that’ll plug into the end of any USB data/sync cable you have, including mini-USB, micro-USB, Apple Lightning, or any other proprietary type. Then another that can be used with any device that has a micro USB port, which is like just about anything except for Apple devices. Take your pick and Voila! Your cable’s data lines can now be switched on or off.

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Not only are these great for privacy and security concerns, they’re also good for use with devices that automatically sync when you plug them into a computer. With the data lines off, you can use them while they charge. These are the most useful thing you never knew you needed!

They’re super easy to use. The USB Extension Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch comes with a USB A socket on one end and a USB A plug on the other. The USB Micro B Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch comes with a micro-B USB connector on one end and a USB A plug on the other. In between each is an in-line switch that you can set to either “Data” or “Charger”. When Data is set, both D+ and D- data lines pass through. When Charger is set, they are both disconnected.

The USB extension cable will work with anything that has a standard USB port. The A/micro-B cable will work with anything that has a standard micro USB port.

Please note: Devices don’t like it when the data lines mysteriously appear and disappear. We recommend setting the cable function and then plugging in your device.

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In stock and shipping now!

Internet of Things Event 2017 welcomes Codit as Bronze Partner

from Internet of Things Event 2017 welcomes Codit as Bronze Partner
by Chahira Akel

Internet of Things Event 2017 welcomes Codit as Bronze Partner.  The event takes place on Jun 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

About Codit
Codit is a leading IT services company providing consultancy, technology and managed services in business integration. We successfully help companies reduce operational costs, improve efficiency and enhance control by enabling people and applications to integrate more efficiently.

Having started as a highly competent Microsoft BizTalk Server specialist focused on integration, we have grown substantially to become a leader in business integration, API Management, Azure and Internet of Things, using a wide range of Microsoft technologies, including innovative cloud-based solutions.

Codit employs about 120 people in Belgium, France, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Internet of Things EventAbout Internet of Things Event
The 7th edition of the Internet of Things Event will take place on June 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Renowned international specialists will gather to discuss the topics in focus: Data Centers | 5G | Cloud | Security | Big Data | Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

Who should attend? Professional endusers | Service providers | Retail | Hardware manufacturers | open source professionals | software manufacturers (OS, applications, embedded software, open data, data visualization) | telecom operators | system integrators | service providers | operators | ISP’s | designers | venture capital | financial industry | design companies | IP | legal and regulation professionals | educational institutions

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