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WORKSHOP VIDEO #58: Visit to Switch-Science open hardware offices in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lkqAoraX9I[embed] Yoshi, who you may remember from the New York Trip video, takes us on a tour of the Switch-Science.com open hardware design, manufacturing, and shipping office. The office is on the edge of Akihabara, Tokyo's electronic component market. Check out our video report of Akihabara we made last year....

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Akihabara’s best picks

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

As promised, here are the pictures of stuff we found cool at Akihabara shops. Even though the prices are a little higher then eBay or TaoBao, Akihabara offers you to touch and feel components you couldn't online. Similar to Shenzhen's electronic markets, with the advantage that you don't have to...

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Stroll down Akihabara Electric Town

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Ian's visiting Tokyo for this weekend's Maker Faire. He stopped by Akihabara electric town to check out some goodies. Armed with a Japanese data SIM he was able to tweet live pictures of the stroll. More pictures below the fold. (more…)

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Global Geek Tour: Visit Tokyo Hackerspace

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Visiting Tokyo Hackerspace for a presentation on incorporating in Japan. More pics below the fold. (more…)

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HOW-TO VIDEO #09: Visit Akihabara Electric Town

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DHX2FruBog[/embed] Akihabara is a giant neighborhood of electronics stores in Tokyo, Japan. This weekend we explored the markets with Tokyo Hacker Space on the first leg of our Global Geek Tour. The SEG Electronics Market in Shenzhen is definitely bigger, but Akihabara is a lot easier to get to. We...

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Update: Seeed Studio to help Japan

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

An update from an earlier post, Seeed Studio has come up with a design for their radiation detector. Well, as always our product will be open-sourced and hackable with flexible working conditions and at a comparatively lower price. Importantly, they will be plenty of stock. And we are also thinking...

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Update from TI on earthquake damage to factories in Japan

Friday, March 25th, 2011

rsdio writes: Everyone on the web - and even on the street! - is talking about Japan's multiple disasters. Here is some news from the technical front: After a preliminary assessment, Texas Instruments ... today said its manufacturing site in Miho, Japan, about 40 miles northeast of Tokyo, suffered substantial...

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