This month in HackSpace magazine, we’re taking an in-depth look at wearable tech from adding LEDs for extra visibility to complex cosplay builds. It’s not just about makes that you can wear – we also chat with Robot Wars judge, Guild of Makers head honcho and NASA alumna, Dr Lucy Rogers, find out how to ensure you never run out of hot water, discover the best displays to add to your electronics and much more:
An internet connected tea machine
Nixie tube countdown
Recreating the world’s first stored program computer
Monitoring solar power generation
These issues just get better and better, congrats to HackSpace on making another fantastic issue. Sophy on the cover, wearables… and if you are 12 month subscriber (past or now) you get a free Circuit Playground Express. If you’re not a subscriber, sign up now and get a free CPX.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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