Hot off the presses! Er, well, laser cutter! We bring you the new pinning tray. This tray is more portable than before. The other one was small but the square shape often made it hard to fit into some carrying cases with your other tools. This new design by Brian keeps the tray small but adds length to better go with the tools you normally carry.
And that’s not all! With this new design you can use the holes on the side and a lid to secure your pins for further storage. By placing a lid on top and using some small screws you can fasten the lid down and store the pins for later use. This is ideal if you are working on a progressive lock and need a place to store your the extra pins until you work your way up. It can also be used to keep some extra security pins grouped together or potentially for storing the pins from control locks used in lock forensics.
We are still testing out the design but once we finalize it we will have some available if anybody wants one.
Sunday December 20th is Arcade Night. This is were anybody who is interested in fixing up arcade machines or building your own game system or augmented reality game should come and collaborate! Starting at 5pm on Sunday show up to help out or start your own project. We will be fixing up several standup cabinets as well as the rather large arcade units.
Note: This is not a night to play arcade games but to build/refurbish them. Although we will always need to test our final products, of course…
One project that was used for the passcode challenge is called the Zen PIN. The problem is people who shoulder surf can see your PIN on a keypad system. So a fun and simple solution is to have the user memorize an algorithm instead of a PIN number. For a Proof-of-concept the Zen PIN was developed that uses three lights. The user enters a random PIN and the system then generates an internal random PIN. It then blinks certain lights to indicate if the next number is greater or less than the one last pressed. The user follows these visual clues to "unlock" the keypad. In the PoC this just lights up the green light and plays a "good" tone.
You can take any type of spin with this. Such as, using multi-colored LED buttons that randomly display a color and the user knows to always press to the left of the "orange" button. Etc.
We are going to start taking time to share some of the projects that are finished or are at least to a working level. Both Paul and TP have made some intelligent self guided modded RC cars. TP has a model with a swivel head that looks around and uses a Neural Network to learn.
For more information on TP’s design check the wiki.
Paul’s design uses an Arduino and a pair of sensors to do obstacle avoidance and has been rather successful at navigating the space!
Details on Paul’s RC can also be found on the wiki!
Every week we get together to share project progress and deal with the business matters for the space. Every so often a special guest shows up to demo something really cool that they have been working on. That happened at the last meeting when Joe stopped by to show off his Sketchduino. He has taken an Etch-a-Sketch and paired it with an Arduino and a laptop to draw any image. He gave a demo using one of our logos. Check out the YouTube video of the demo!
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