You all know I’m a huge Kickstarter fan. This week has proved to be an awesome time for projects (and a sad day for my wallet). Two projects caught my eye, the first one is the 3Doodler.
The 3Doodler is a hot-glue-gun like device that uses a plastic extruder to create 3D shapes in air. The plastic extruder is one that you would normally see in a 3D printer like the Makerbot, but has been adapted to be handheld. Because the plastic cools rapidly, it can create sturdy shapes that can be drawn anywhere.
It already surpassed the million dollar mark, so I have high hopes for this project. I backed it at the $75 October level, so I hope to get mine then and be able to do a review of it. If you are into 3D Printing and artwork, you may want to consider backing this project!
Another Kickstarter I backed this week is a project for the Raspberry Pi. It’s an on/off switch that talks to the Pi via GPIO and activates a safe software shutdown before cutting power.
I’ve talked to the creator, he’s a member of the Raspberry Pi forums, and is quite excited about this project. It’s $22 for this batch of boards. If you are looking for a power switch for your Pi, this may be it.
I have a cool piece of hardware to show tomorrow. Looking forward to sharing it with you all!
I’m curious as to how a unit like this could work well with a mame cabinet?
It would be optimal to have some sort of switch or button mounted remotely on the cabinet. It the switch on this unit easily removable if you desolder?
How could you get all of your accessories to shut down with the raspberry pi? Edit: Something like this power strip that is triggered by a usb port would work! http://www.ecostrip.com/products
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