Daytripper is a laser tripwire that can, upon triggering:
- Hide all your windows
- Lock your computer
- Execute a custom script to do whatever you want!
Pick one up on Tindie.
CutiePi is a good name for this device. It sure is cute!
We believe in open source, and we believe people should have control over the technology they use. Everything you see here is open source – schematics, PCB, drivers, firmware, UI, everything.
It’s still early (no pricing, for example), but they’re shooting for a release before 2019 is out.
It astounds me how much bang you can get for 35 bucks today.
Colin Billings is the founder and CEO of Orro where they’ve built the first truly intelligent home lighting system. It knows when you’re in the room, and adjusts the lights automatically for you. But Colin’s path to starting this company wasn’t a straight line. Like most innovative products, Orro has an interesting beginning — after-all, they’re going up against the giants.
Google, Intel, and others have recently been targeting AI at the edge with things like Coral and the Neural Compute Stick, but NVIDIA is taking things a step farther. They just announced the Jetson Nano, which is a $99 computer with 472 GFLOPS of compute performance, an integrated NVIDIA GPU, and a Raspberry Pi form factor. According to NVIDIA:
The compute performance, compact footprint, and flexibility of Jetson Nano brings endless possibilities to developers for creating AI-powered devices and embedded systems.
And it’s not only for inference (which is the main target of things like Intel’s NCS). The Jetson Nano can also handle AI model training:
since Jetson Nano can run the full training frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Caffe, it’s also able to re-train with transfer learning for those who may not have access to another dedicated training machine and are willing to wait longer for results.
Check it out! You can pre-order now.
These IPUs (Intelligence Processing Units — a term new to me) with visual design by Pentagram for Graphcore are really pretty. Also, I think the tech may be cool but it’s a bit over my head so maybe you can tell me?
Here is their brief spiel:
Our IPU systems are designed to lower the cost of accelerating AI applications in cloud and
enterprise datacenters to increase the performance of both training and inference by up to
100x compared to the fastest systems today.
NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally joins Daniel Whitenack and Chris Benson for an in-depth conversation about ‘everything AI’ at NVIDIA. As the leader of NVIDIA Research, Bill schools us on GPUs, and then goes on to address everything from AI-enabled robots and self-driving vehicles, to new AI research innovations in algorithm development and model architectures. This episode is so packed with information, you may want to listen to it multiple times.
I heard about this video while listening to this week’s episode of Practical AI*. The video also cover the best desktop system, best DIY system, and best cloud options.
*(We’re testing out a tick-tock model for that show where it alternates between an interview style and a ‘news/resources’ style. Let us know if you like it)
This little gem of a project is 7 years old now, but it’s too cool not to share:
When the pedal is pressed down, the pedal types “i” causing VIM to go into Insert Mode. When released, it types
and you are back in Normal Mode.
Hacker to the heart? 💯
Todd Gamblin, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, joined us to talk about Moore’s Law, his work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the components of a micro-chip, and High Performance Computing.
I recently bought into Samsung’s SmartThings (which is not open), but this open source announcement from Mozilla has me rethinking my choice.
Project Things is an open framework for connecting your devices to the web.
Let’s welcome the Mozilla IoT team and all their sources to GitHub.
Also, check out their Web Thing API spec to see how Mozilla is leading the way to an open standard for IoT.
Thanks to Sam Soffes for this great idea to make your mechanical keyboard your own.
I ordered a mechanical keyboard from WASD Keyboards awhile back. A few months in, I decided to design new keycaps. It’s fairly cheap to order a new set, so you can change your mind often if you’re into that. Here’s my latest iteration…
Sara Chipps, the creator of Jewelbots, and George Stocker, the VP of Engineering at Jewelbots joined the show to talk about connected wearables for kids, keeping UX simple, building a business on open source, and influencing young girls through the possibilities of coding.
László Monda (aka Lotsy) joined the show to talk about a keyboard for hackers — the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard. We discussed the features, the hardware design, the open source that powers it, and more.