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Formlabs FORM 1 high-resolution 3D printer spotted in the wild

By James Trew posted Oct 19th 2012 at 3:00PM for Endgadet

Last time we checked in with the 3D printing upstarts over at Formlabs, their Kickstarter was doing splendidly, having over doubled its initial funding target. Well, less than a month later, and with the money still rolling in, the current total stands (at time of writing) at a somewhat impressive $2,182,031 — over 20 times its initial goal. When we heard that the team behind it, along with some all important working printers, rolled into town, how could we resist taking the opportunity to catch up? The venue? London’s 3D print show. Where, amongst all the printed bracelets and figurines, the FORM 1 stood out like a sore thumb. A wonderfully orange, and geometrically formed one at that. Click the image for details.

Computer Science Club (RasBaby) Meeting, Wednesday October 24, 5:00 PM in MAC C303

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Meet the $49 Arduino Due, the 32-bit board that’ll let your projects fly

By Daniel Cooper posted Oct 22nd 2012 9:22AM for Endgadget

As much as we love the Arduino Uno, it’s not the most powerful of hobbyist microcontrollers. Fortunately, the folks in Turin have just put the finishing touches on a 32-bit upgrade with buckets of potential. At the heart of the Arduino Due is an 84MHz Atmel CPU, based on ARM’s Cortex M3 Architecture, which is capable of being the brains inside your own flying drone or homemade 3D printer. It should start trickling out onto shelves from today, setting you back $49, but hey, that’s a small price to pay to automate your drinking adventures. Click the image for details.

RasBaby Club Meeting, Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 pm

RasBabies of the world, unite. MAC Hall C303. Note the new logo.

RasBaby Meeting

RasBaby Meeting

RasBaby Booted Up!

A picture that tells it all.

How to Use a Raspberry Pi to Display Your Android Device on an HDTV

A Raspberry Pi can do many things. Here is one of them. Click the image for details.

Computer Science Club Meeting on Wednesday, October 10th: Boot-up, Part II

The boot-up saga continues. Click the image for details.

Adafruit releases WebIDE alpha for Raspberry Pi, eases beginners into coding

By Nicole Lee posted Oct 5th 2012 at 8:19PM for Endgadget

If you’ve been intrigued by the Raspberry Pi but were hesitant to get one because you’re new to Linux, Adafruit has a solution for you. The team that brought us the Raspberry Pi Education Linux Distro has come up with a special WebIDE (Web Integrated Development Environment) designed to run on the affordable barebones computer. It’s entirely web-based so there’s no need to install any software — just launch a browser, hook up your Pi, and you’re ready to go. To make life easier for coders, the platform has a terminal built in, plus there’s an automatic updater included to keep folks running only the freshest version of WebIDE. It’s currently at the alpha stage, so only experienced users should install it for now, but Adafruit’s hoping to roll out a stable release suitable for programmers of all levels sometime soon. Click the image for details.

UWGB Computer Science Club Formed

Friday, September 28th was the birthday of the new UWGB Computer Science Club (CSC). The founding members are 4 UWGB Computer Science majors. Elected Chair is Baasanbat Purevjal (Baska), Club Officers are Aaron Albright, Shayon Mukharjee and Brandon Oium. Founding mambers include Jacob Owens and Eric Christenson. Since then the Club was joined by additional Computer Science majors.

The first even is Friday October 5th, the Raspberry Boot-up at which a Raspberry Pi (pictured) will be started up. Plans of the Club include attending hackathons, participating in the ACM Intercollegiate Programming Contest, learning mobile app development, trying our hands with microcontrollers (PIC, ATMEL or Arduino) and robots (arms and more). All geeks are called to join at (or click the picture)