OSHGroup #042: Open Ephys – Open Source Hardware and Neuroscience collide

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This weeks show is a talk with 2 neuroscientists, Josh and Jakob [from MIT] who are developing Open Source Hardware Electrophysiology recording equipment.

The goal they have is not so much for other labs to use their designs, but for the neuroscience community to begin to embrace Open Source Hardware solutions.

This is a phenomenally interesting if you enjoy science or not – enjoy!

Show Links:

http://open-ephys.org/

OSHGroup 041: Making Mods for Lazer Tag

After listening to this show you will want to play a game of Lazer Tag.

Better yet – you are going to want to create your own lazer tag equipment and play far richer versions of traditional lazer tag games.

That is because you will be inspired by the work that Robert Bontrager has done in building really cool lazer tag hardware mods based on Arduino hardware – simple in design, yet rich in usability.

Show Links:

Lazer Tag – Multiplayer Modded Ops

OSHGroup 040: Use embedXcode to program multiple development boards with Arduino code

eX 256Have you noticed lately that there are a ton of development boards out there? It seems like everyday new ones are being made – each of which have very cool hardware features.

Many of the new development boards are compatible with Arduino code, but they may require you to use their own Integrated Development Environment (IDE).  Which is fine, but can be a hassle at times.

What if you didn’t want to jump around to new IDEs to test out other dev boards?  What if you could use the same IDE to program multiple development boards and what if that IDE had more advanced features then the Arduino IDE?

Well you can.

For Mac users this can accomplished with embedXcode – a “plugin” that works with Xcode, which allows you to do just this.

This weeks show is an interview with Rei Vilo – the creator of embedXcode.  We talk in depth about the features of embedXcode and what it brings to the table for you.

P.S. For those that don’t use Mac – the show is still very informative as there is an similar software that runs on PC (links below).

Show Links:

embedXcode website

Installation Video for embedXcode (mac users)

Similar software for PC users with Visual Studio:

Visual micro

OSHGroup 039: Open Source Hardware Enigma Replica

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The show this week is with Marc and James of S&T Geotronics – together they have created an Enigma replica that is fully Open Source Hardware and Software.  Listen to the show and learn about the design, about encryption and about a bunch of other interesting stuff that Marc and James are up too!

Show Notes:

Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438986934/the-open-enigma-project

Project Website: http://www.stgeotronics.com/main.sc

OSHGroup 038: Lathon 3D Printer

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If Tony Stark was getting into 3D printers, he would probably start with the Lathon 3D printer.

Created by Aerospace Engineering  graduate student Nohtal Partansky, the printer has a 12″ x 9″ x 8″ print volume and dual nozzles. According to its creator, the development was accelerated by the Open source Hardware community and the design will remain as such.

In this weeks show we learn all about the printer (and 3D printers in general) and its inspired designer.

SHOW NOTES:

Kickstarter Site:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nohtal/lathon-3d-printer