The hackaday prize 2015

Do you want to improve the world we are living in and you are having a groundbreaking idea how to make that happen? Then you should go for the hackaday prize 2015, which is starting today! What is the Hackaday Price? Well nothing but a competition with the richest and most compelling prize pool ever available to … Read more

Getting started with 3D in WPF

Though WPF is not meant for complex 3D implementations, the Viewport3D is a quite powerful feature. You can implement small 3D Animations to improve your design, the usability and so on. However, the usage of this Viewport3D is not easy going. Usually (at least I do) you have created an 3D Object in a 3D Modeling … Read more

Hackaday & Electronica Munich

At 13.11.14 there was an embedded workshop and the hackaday price party in munich/germany. This was the first hackaday price, you could send in your hardware hacks and the winner got a trip to space (or the equivalent money). But first things first. The hackaday party was in munich because of electronica. Electronica is a … Read more

ESP8266 Security

I will soon write a bit about what the ESP8266 is, how to use it and what I have developed on that platform. In the meantime you might want to check my standalone ESP8266 smart meter project. In a nutshell the ESP8266 is a WiFi module which can act as AP or Station and can … Read more

Capacitive Joystick Prototype

While I contributed to Active Games at Frankfurt University this year I digged a bit deeper into the capabilities of Cypress PSoC 4. I already played a bit with the capsense feature to realize touch-buttons or sliders. This time I went for the proximity sensor. I started by connecting a single wire to the PSoC4 and enable … Read more

Active Games 2014

This year the embedded digital processing intensive project will take place at Frankfurt-University of applied sciences  I will be there to support you developing the next generation computer-input device. If you are a undergraduate student of FU, apply now!   Active Games IP is an Erasmus Intensive Programme planned for 2013-2015. It is coordinated by … Read more

RC Joystick convertion done

I’m still alive… I had been very busy with my studies so there was no time to spend on all those small projects I do have. But one of them finally is done. The convertion of an old RC Sender to a RC Joystick. Read more

Rosetta Wakeup

Yesterday was the day the spacecraft Rosetta woke up from hibernation. I was at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt to say “good morning”. But step by step. Rosetta is a robotic spacecraft built and launched by the European Space Agency to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It is part of the ESA Horizon 2000 cornerstone missions … Read more

Oculus Rift in a nutshell

I had the chance to quickly test the Oculus Rift and I want to let you know if the rumors are right. Ocu what?!? Wikipedia says: The Oculus Rift is an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display. It is being developed by Oculus VR, who have raised $16 million, of which $2.4 million was raised with crowdfunding via Kickstarter. …  The kit consists of to … Read more

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