Did you ever thought about selling one of your hardware creations? Maybe some gadgets built on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printed artefacts as well as specific shields, boards, sensors or complete kits.
Emile Petrone founded a marketplace, tindie.com, where makers and hardware creators can offer their creations. There are already some really interesting creations on tindie, such as an Angry Birds-playing robot, MicroFTX USB-Serial Breakout or a Netduino Go! Relay Module.
RetroCade, a new Kickstarter pledge project, puts together all historic hardware synth boards that we loved so much in the past, such as the Commodore 64 SID chip or the Yamaha YM-2149 chip.
This hardware synthesizer is built on Gadget Factory’s own Papilio platform, and is designed with both hardware hackers and musicians in mind. Musicians will love the ease of use and extreme retro glitchiness that the Retrocade has to offer. RetroCade is open-source, and is designed to be hacked and modified in the way you would like to do.
The RetroCade Synth boasts the capability to play the built-in Commodore 64 SID chip, the Yamaha YM-2149 chip, .mod files, and MIDI files – all at the same time! The RetroCade Synth can be played via any external MIDI control interface or via your favorite audio/ sequencing software. We have built a custom VST software dashboard which gives you visual control over all the various parameters the synth has to offer, and it is included at all hardware tiers here on Kickstarter.
The ZBoard is an amazing weight sensing mobility device combining a skateboard with an electric drive. To ride you simply have to lean forward on a front panel of the ZBoard to accelerate and to lean back in order to brake. The project was originally started through a Kickstarter crowd funding initiative. The board can reach a max speed of 17+ MPH and offers its pilot a range of 10 Miles. The board is equipped with a 400W electric drive and weights around 30 lbs. The ZBoard costs around 500$ and can is ordered and shipped through their webshop.
geek.com presents Via’s new APC all-in-one computer. It’s about the size of a smartphone and quite powerful. It comes with Android 2.3 pre-installed, so it could make a decent media streamer or Android development platform, or an industrial HMI device. It comes without a case, but conforms to the mini-ITX and MicroATX formats. They’re taking pre-orders and expect to ship in July.