Tom redeemed one of his 7400 competition coupons for a Web Platform from the scratch and dent category of our free PCB drawer. He was able to ping it successfully and get it recognized over USB, so it looks like the major IC’s are functioning as intended. Dangerous Prototypes recently organized a give away of some […]
Earlier this year we added the Scratch and Dent category to our free PCB drawer. It’s a collection of hardware that failed Seeed’s quality control. Some have PCB errors, some have malfunctioning ICs, and some just cosmetic errors. T0mpr1c3 got a Web Platform out of it and tweeted about it. Dangerous Prototypes recently organized […]
The Web Platform is now supported by the PIC24 library collection of examples and functions for working with PIC24 hardware peripherals. It features a getting started guide, a library with lots of useful functions, and a simple event driven operating system. The PIC24 support library supports all the major subsystems of the PIC24: clock configuration, […]
According to Phil Torrone’s exclusive interview with Andrew (bunnie) Huang for MAKE, the age of Chumby is pretty much over, at least as far as official manufacturing and support are concerned. Chumby is the open source WiFi web app platform developed in 2006, before the release of the iPhone. It was one of the few […]
Web platform v1.1 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. The Dangerous Prototypes web platform is a tiny server designed for networked hacks where a full PC is inconvenient. There’s lots of interesting projects that bridge the internet to microcontrollers, but most of them have a PC in the middle to handle network stuff. This […]
Martin Lormes recently acquired an Arduino and Ethernet shield. Once he got the setup running on the web using the Webduino Arduino web server library, he checked the traffic using Wireshark and noticed that if the embedded server didn’t offer up a favicon.ico file when initially requested the browser would keep requesting the file. This […]
TIDeals has announced two year end specials. “First up is the Stellaris Ethernet-enabled Intelligent Display Module with PoE RDK. Basically, this little number is the Stellaris Intelligent Display Reference Design Kit (RDK-IDM), and it offers a complete, open-tool graphical touch-screen user interface design solution for control, automation, and instrumentation applications. Included in the RDK-IDM is […]
CheerLights is an ioBridge Labs project that allows people’s lights all across the world to synchronize, stay linked based on social networking trends. It’s a way to connect physical things with social networking experiences and spread cheer at the same time. We are all connected. The Arduino is used to generate the PWN signal to […]
irrenhaus gave us a rundown on Frankfurter Buchmesse book fair he visited earlier this year. Here is what attracted his interest and ours: The art installation is the mainly interesting thing:For rows of 34 thermal printers each. All 136 thermal printers were printing – guess what – twitter messages. It was impressive – an impressive […]
The Thermal Tweeter needs a wired ethernet internet connection to get tweets. At the Open Hardware Summit and Maker Faire we’ll be lucky to have wifi. Likely we’ll need to use a 3G wireless connection. We need a way to bridge the wireless data services to a wired connection. Today we picked up a cheap […]
Web platform v1.1 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. This is the board that powered the Thermal Tweeter Twitter printer. See the Thermal Tweeter live at the Open Hardware Summit and the Maker Faire New York. Get an assembled web platform for $40, including worldwide shipping.
Tayken designed a stand for the Thermal Tweeter. We’re getting it cut now, stay tuned for pictures of the final build. Thanks Tayken! You can get Web Platform for $40, including worldwide shipping.
Web platform v1.1 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. This is the board that powered the Thermal Tweeter Twitter printer. Get an assembled web platform for $40, including worldwide shipping.
At least 15 rolls of thermal paper. Who knows how many tweets. One sad, broken, thermal printer.
Earlier today the Thermal Tweeter printer stopped working. Probably due to rough continuous abuse. A few replacements are on the way. We dressed it up for a proper send off. There’s an eerie still in the lab now that it’s gone. According to USTREAM there were 26,037 total views and 3,694 viewer hours. The statistics […]
It looks like Thermal Tweeter has come to an end. After 15 rolls of paper the printing is light and the paper isn’t feeding properly. We tried adding some extra delays in the software, but even at 4 seconds delay per line the problems still happen. It’s supposed to have a life of 30 miles […]
Thank you for sending tweets and voting the Thermal Tweeter to first place in the Adafruit/Instructables Make It Tweet Challenge! There were so many great entries, congratulations to everyone who entered for making a great project! A special thanks to Sjaak for the original idea, and for allowing his printer to be tortured for a […]
The Thermal Tweeter started its 10th 11th roll of paper. It’s averaging a roll a day. The Czechs took over this morning though, and we’ll probably use 3 or more rolls today. Keep it coming. For more Thermal Tweeter facts see the this post.
A lot of questions are coming through the Thermal Tweeter. Here’s some answers: How many rolls? About 1/day on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 2.5 on Sunday, and it ran out twice for a few hours. Also, about 2/day of this variety. The printer uses thermal paper in rolls. It doesn’t use ink. Rolls were 5 for […]
After a few late night mods the Thermal Tweeter is super responsive. We swapped it over to the authenticated feed instead of the public search. Send us a tweet @dangerousproto and you should see it on the live stream within 60 seconds. Here’s some tasty development morsels: There’s a 36 second USTREAM delay between the […]