26
Aug

3D Printing a stand for the 7-inch BB View LCD and BeagleBone Black

BeagleBone Black BB View 7-inch LCD Stand

3D Printed Stand for 7" BB View and BeagleBone Black

While working on a series of projects for Element14 I found the need to mount a 7-inch BB View Touchscreen LCD to something that would easily allow for development around the screen. A quick search on Thingiverse yeilded me several BeagleBone Black cases, but only one stand for the 7-inch BB View Touchscreen LCD. Fortunately this mounting solution was exactly what I was looking for! It allowed me to mount the screen at an angle for better desktop viewing, as well as providing a mount behind the screen for the BeagleBone Black and the BB View Cape. I printed the entire mount in a plate on my Lulzbot AO-100. Total printing time was about an hour with a 0.35 layer height and an average print speed of 60mm/sec. Infill was set to 0.60 and support was turned on at default settings in Slic3r. 

21
Aug

Overview of the PIEP system from E3 Embedded Systems

Overview / Review of the E3 Embedded Systems Processor Independent Embedded Platform PIEP development Kit

Processor Independent Development Has Arrived!

About a year ago, I was contacted by a friend who told me about a company local to my area who I had to meet. After some email exchanges, we agreed to meet at my Makerspace, theClubhou.se, on a warm Saturday morning in September of 2013. When I arrived at theClubhou.se I was greeted by Kevin Huffman and Chad DeMeyers, owners of E3 Embedded Systems.  Along with them was my longtime friend, Chris Williamson, who was consulting on E3’s exciting new development system they were calling the PIEP system. During that first meeting, E3 began shooting portions of their Kickstarter video, and I was filmed while offering my opinion on the system. Below is that video. 

19
Aug

PAPAGO! Is Giving Away Three GoSafe 200 Dashcams and $400 in cash!

PAPAGO! GoSafe 200 Dashcam and $400 Cash Give Away! 

PAPAGO! is hosting another contest in which contestants have a chance to win one of three GoSafe 200 Dash Cams. To enter the contest all you have to do is create a storyboard of a video you would like to shoot with a GoSafe 200 Dashcam. PAPAGO! will pick three lucky winners with the best storyboard idea, and will give then a free GoSafe 200 Dashcam for free. The three winners will shoot their video, edit it and post it online. PAPAGO! will then chose the best video out of the three and will give the winner a $400 gift card.

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12
Aug

Brace Yourselves, Processor Independence Is Coming!

 

 

Preview of E3 Embedded Systems' PIEP Development System

 About a year ago I was approached by a company called E3 Embedded Systems about consulting on a new development board project they were working on. I met with them at my local Makerspace, theClubhou.se, and we spent the better half of the day talking about their system, its goals, and what could make it better. I stayed in touch with E3 over the next several months, and just a few weeks ago, I received the very first full set of their new Processor Independent Embedded Platform, or PIEP for short.

22
Jul

Heather reviews the PAPAGO! GoSafe 200 Dash Cam + Giveaway!

PAPAGO! GoSafe 200 Dash Cam Review

PAPAGO! GoSafe 200 Dash Cam Review & Giveaway

Dash Cams are becoming ever more popular in todays fast paced world as a method to record evidence in the event of a crash while driving around, and PAPAGO is leading the way in Dash Cam innovation. For years Dash Cams have been big, bulky and overall eyesores suction cupped to the dases of our expensive cars and trucks, but the new GoSafe 200 tackles this issue with grace and style. In her first tech review, Heather from The Heathered Effect, takes an indepth look at the PAPAGO GoSafe 200 Dashcam. We are proud to partner with The Heathered Effect, and can not wait to see more of her videos! Check out the video review and giveaway information after the jump! 

15
Jul

Dashcams: Another Way to Appreciate the Journey

Dashcams: Another Way to Appreciate the Journey

In this day and age we are accused of being hyperconnected and unable to create meaningful interactions that hold a deeply positive effect on our lives because we are too busy snapping photos of our food.  On the other hand, the ability to create content based on your own personal life through any means available, has rought a new meaning to how we express these experiences.  In this world of chaos we can find solace in being able to record through video a funny event or your epic trip to the Sequoias.  By using a dashcam you will certainly capture these occasions while you venture out on the roads.  Is it being hyperconnected and does anyone even care to share in this event with you?

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27
Jun

Welcome PAPAGO! as our newest site sponsor, and enter for a chance to win a GoSafe 200 Dash Cam!

PAPAGO! Dash Cam Giveaway! 

We would like to welcome PAPAGO! as our newest site sponsor for the 2014-2015 year. PAPAGO! is the leading manufacturer of HD dash cams, and has additional product lines consisting of fitness tracking watches, extreme action cameras and even vehicle monitoring systems. PAPAGO! has been a long time fan of TheMakersWorkbench, with their recent advertising commitment, it will allow us to bring many more new and exciting projects to the website! 

 

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