WEL30: Weekend Links

Reading for the weekend... a bit late this time.

FANCY PROJECT

Aireal. Disney Haptic Device
http://www.disneyresearch.com/project/aireal/



TOPIC OF THE WEEK: ChromeCast

Google has just launched its ChromeCast... and a lot of stuff is happening around it:

A Tear down of a Chromecast shows us its guts wide open.
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Chromecast+Teardown/16069/1

Root access to the device!
http://blog.gtvhacker.com/2013/chromecast-exploiting-the-newest-device-b...
http://wiki.gtvhacker.com/index.php/Google_Chromecast

BEAGLEBONE BLACK

The awesome GamingCape. A BeagleBone portable console.
http://bear24rw.blogspot.nl/2013/07/beaglebone-gamingcape.html

Learn about Device Tree form this Adafruit tutorial. Great as usual
http://learn.adafruit.com/introduction-to-the-beaglebone-black-device-tr...

BeagleBone box hacks iPhones in less than 1 minute!
http://www.zdnet.com/researchers-reveal-how-to-hack-an-iphone-in-60-seco...

Good article about using ADC on the BeagleBone
http://beagleboard-gsoc13.blogspot.nl/2013/07/sampling-analogue-signals-...

RASPBERRY PI

Interesting development using Rpi and Google Glasses
https://github.com/DeqingSun/bare_glass_app/

Very detailed article about powering your Raspberry Pi from batteries
http://www.raspberrypiforums.com/forums/tutorials/article/17-how-to-port...

A bit bulky wrist computer using a Rpi
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:95988

How to use a MCP23017 i2C port expander to multiply the Rpi GPIOs
http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2013/07/how-to-use-a-mcp23017-i2c-port-...

DID YOU KNOW..

...about neverwet?
http://learn.adafruit.com/neverwet-electronics/

...about the million dollar homepage?
http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/

... how easy is to fake a GPS signal and take over a boat?
http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2013/07/texas-students-fake-gps-signals-and...
http://www.economist.com/news/international/21582288-satellite-positioni...

IN CASE YOU MISSED

Reading analogue signals without an ADC
http://learn.adafruit.com/basic-resistor-sensor-reading-on-raspberry-pi/...

Amazing Heart simulator
http://tymkrs.tumblr.com/post/12034919447/coding-a-heartbeat-part-i



DEVICES AND BOARDS

Minnowboard released
http://www.minnowboard.org/

Awesome badge for the Open Hardware Submit
http://wyolum.com/projects/BADGEr/

Another interesting devboard at Kickstarter
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1883701526/matchboxarm

A HDMI stick based on ARM, but this time running Ubuntu desktop (Picuntu)
http://linuxgizmos.com/cortex-a9-based-hdmi-stick-pcs-run-picuntu/

RFHAck. A platform to hack radio waves up to 6GHz!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mossmann/hackrf-an-open-source-sdr-p...