The shell way of Xadow #Wearable

Stage 1: Package

In fact, xadow’s package is a wearable hardware shell.

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Even if you only have a stapler, you can still put xadow shell fixed on variety of cloth belt.

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Like this, you can easily put it on your wrist.You can also nailed it on your clothes.

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You can wear it in any part of your body, as long as the cloth belt is long enough.

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Can easily punch, one knock one hole.

Stage 2: Wristband

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Customized shell, the hardware part and the size of the user’s wrist to design, the overall sense is very strong, with 3d print production, quicker. But bad degree of flexibility, if you want to change the hardware part, such as increased or decreased module, the shell may incompatible.

Stage 3: Modular shell

For more flexible to adapt to a variety of usage scenarios, we started trying to design a modular shell.

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Design shell is a long and never-ending thing, although it has been resolved wrist wear flip structure, easy replacement of the shell, charging jack and other needs, but there are a variety of designs to meet the needs of waiting for me to go. At the time of writing this stuff, in fact, my  mind would have been some improvement program to meet the demand, we will continue to improve the escalating ~

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Wish in process: Website Naviagtion

Jorden Luke wishes

I just feel like you could categorize you side menu better. I like the by platform and then by type. It is nice to be able to click on Arduino see shields controllers etc.

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We spend some time reviewing the categories and finding some problem

  1. the order of the level directory seems less logical, hard to locate quickly
  2. some wired names like “hook up”, couldn’t get the meaning by name
  3. if I want to buy Rpi to build project, I can’t find all necessaries from a category. (platform > type)

To improve the user experience, we come up with the following ideas

  1. Sorting alphabetically or Put the related category together
  2. Use common word, such as Boards instead of “Developing Platform”
  3. Redesign the categories, putting important item directly to you

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For example, a new level directory invented, the sub directories are:

  • RPi Starter Kit
  • Grove Pi
  • Model B
  • Model B+

this helps you find the core parts first time

  • Books
  • Cases
  • Cables
  • Power
  • Camera
  • Display
  • Keyboards
  • SD Card

this helps you find the parts working with Rpi, you don’t have to look for them in other directories.

Here’s the list – prototyping

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Here’s the list – core

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Here’s the leak sketch, how we category the items detailedly. If you have any ideas, you can comment here!

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If you have any ideas, please comment here to help us improving the experience in seeed studio!

New Recipe – KOF HIGH LIGHT with #Xadow

NEW Recipe - KOF HIGH LIGHT

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We got the idea from KOF 97 - IORI YAGAMI

Imaging you are playing tennis, you wear a special bracelet and are swinging your tennis racket. when you swing fastly, your bracelet lights at the same time. And the more strenth you swing,the higher brightness your bracelet will be. Is that pretty cool? A bracelet that can be activated by high speed movement. Do you want one? Here I will introduce you how to make one by yourself ?It is very simple,and only need few hardwares .you connect your hardwares,upload the software ,and then a fun​y bracelet belong to you is in your hand. Now let’s begin our journey of creating.

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Follow the guide to create one with Xadow

Featured Product //

Xadow Grove Adaptor

Xadow is a set of kits which contains several modules, such as Xadow Main Board, Xadow LED, Xadow OLED, Xadow BLE Slave and Xadow barometer etc. It is sensitive and smart, and easy to cascade connection with fine-augmentability.

 

Xadow fresh out of the oven, take a bite!

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Hot summer is coming to Shenzhen, Hot new Xadow module is about to meet you! Be patient, it’s still up to you how you play with it. Comment if you have any ideas!

With more input devices for Xadow, we synchronously putting the embedded system, wearable design, prototyping design, open source solution on one platform, to define a new era of digital fashion solving the daily uncomfortable with wearable devices.

MODULE 1 //
Xadow – Button

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MODULE 2 //
Xadow – Keyboard

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MODULE 3 //
Xadow – rotary angle sensor

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As a new trend in the field of Wearable Design, variety of input methods we never thought before are being invented. We need to break down the boundaries between
hardware, software, industrial design, media design, and consumer experience.

Xadow Watch

Featured Product //
Xadow-GPS

Xadow is a set of kits which contains several modules, such as Xadow Main Board, Xadow LED, Xadow OLED, Xadow BLE Slave and Xadow barometer etc. It is sensitive and smart, and easy to cascade connection with fine-augmentability. It acts:

  • A hardware template being slim and wearable
  • An open source solution for reference and field use
  • A portal between prototype and production

What is an Input device//

Here’s a typical von Neumann architecture, which consists of an arithmetic logic unit and processor registers, a control unit, a memory to store both data andinstructions, and input and output mechanisms.

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New Product Post – 1

New products this week:  New Arrivals

From wikipedia - 1 (Beatles album)

1 is a compilation album by the Beatles, released on 13 November 2000. The album features virtually every number-one single released in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962 to 1970 by the Beatles.

Of course, If you already own《1962-1966》and《1967-1970》compilation, highlights from Beatles,《1》seems less attractive, as a fan, you already owns most of the popular songs by Beatles. But if you think yourself as a Loyal fan,you couldn’t miss 《1》.

This time , we brought compilations of Seeed new product.

Stuff Pick - Seeeduino Lotus

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2 in 1!
Of course, If you already own Seeeduino and Base Shield, highlights from Beatles,Lotus seems less attractive, as a maker, you already owns most of the popular sensor by Seeed. But if you think yourself as a Grove fans, you couldn’t miss Seeeduino Lotus.
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Seeeduino Lotus is a combination of Seeeduino and Base Shield. Based on ATMEGA328P-MU, it easy to use and compatible with standard Arduino Uno. Seeeduino Lotus has 14 digital input/output(6 PWM), 7 analog input/output, a micro USB connection(USB convertor to serial interface), an ICSP header, 12 Grove connections, and reset button.
Start with Lotus.
More fun with Grove interface.
Less time, money and space.

More mbed!

NUCLEO F030R8 b

The STM32 Nucleo board provides an affordable and flexible way for users to try out new ideas and build prototypes with any STM32 microcontroller line, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption and features. The Arduino™ connectivity support and ST Morpho headers make it easy to expand the functionality of the STM32 Nucleo open development platform with a wide choice of specialized shields.
Come in different specs:

Choose the best one fits you!

Circuit Sticker

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110060031  Circuit Sticker Starter Kit with Chinese Sketchbook – Peel-and-stick Electronics for Crafting Circuits

Create, Craft and Code! Chibitronics is an evolution of Jie Qi’s passion for technology and art. Thanks the CrowdSupply backers! You can continue to illuminate your thinking with SeeedStudio!

Circuit stickers are a new medium for making electronics. These thin, lightweight, flexible and sticky circuit boards allow us to craft electronic interactivity onto new spaces and interfaces such as books, clothing, walls, and even our bodies!

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Here are some add-on supplies for you:

Circuit stickers are created by adding z-axis tape, an anisotropic conductive adhesive, to kapton-based flexible PCBs. Below are a wide variety of conductive materials you may need.

Grove – Luminance Sensor

Grove Luminance Sensor

Lumens Sensor tells lumen intensity with the output voltage levels.  Features:

  1. Can detect the surrounding luminance or light then output analog value.
  2. Support both the output digital value and the output analog value.
  3. 5V Working Voltage from 2.4 to 5.5 V

Yeelight SunFlower

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Yeelight sunflower is a wireless, smart, scene lighting system. It can be installed into your home Wi-Fi network, and all the bulbs form a system with control box automatically. You may control the bulb to change their color and brightness with smart device such as smart phone or pad, also you may save the setting to a scene and recall it at next time. Now the app supports iOS version 5.0+ and Android 2.3.3+.

By the way, it’s a little bit late but hope it helps, you can pre order RPI B+ right now, they will be in stock very soon.

Raspberry Pi Model B+

“I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.” – Saul Bass

Keep on making.

Pre order – Yun Shield, prepare for your #OpenWrt #IoT, update your #Uno, #Leonardo, #Duemilanove, #Mega

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PRE ORDER – Yun Shield

Yun Shield runs Open Source OpenWrt system (Same system as runs in Arduino Yun) and it is fully compatible with Arduino IDE v1.5.4 or later. Yun Shield is the ideally choice for Arduino Projects which require various internet connections and more storage.
Basically, Yun Shield + Leonardo equally to the official Arduino Yun, but Yun Shield is more flexible because it can work with other Arduino board such as Uno, Duemilanove, Mega etc. And Yun Shield uses external wifi antenna which provides stability and possibility for various environments.

New Product Post – Small Happiness

New products this week:  New Arrivals

Stuff Pick – Arduino Nano 3

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The Arduino Nano is a small, complete, and breadboard-friendly board based on the ATmega328 (Arduino Nano 3). It has more or less the same functionality of the Arduino Duemilanove, but in a different package. It lacks only a DC power jack, and works with a Mini-B USB cable instead of a standard one.

ArduinoNanoUSBCable    ArduinoProMiniFTDICable

Don’t mistake Arduino Nano for Arduino Pro mini, they just look similar. The biggest difference is you don’t need a converter to upload sketches, just connect the Arduino Nano to your computer with a Mini-B USB cable. It’s really plug and play.

Grove – BLE

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This Grove – BLE utilizes an HM-11, which is widely used in Bluetooth V4.0 HM-11 BLE Module and BLE Bee – Based on HM-11 Module. It provides your Arduino/Seeeduino with serial BLE function like plug and play.

AT commands are supported! We prepared an easy and convenient command set for this product so that you can use neat and concise code to run the function.

It’s mobile friendly to android phone with BLE function. Download BLE ComAssistant APK and talk to your module right now.
Small Size and High Torque Stepper Motor-24BYJ48 / 35BYJ412

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Small size and high torque, mainly used in air conditioner louver, small cooling heating fan and Automatic curtains etc.

Screwdriver Magnetizer/Demagnetizer

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This is a tool for magnetizing or demagnetizing.  Insert screwdriver or nutdriver into the hole(with +), it will be magnetized it attract screws or nuts easily.

USB Current Voltage detector

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Small size, plug and play tool that can detect USB’s voltage and current. It can act as a voltage and current detector(range from 3.2v to 10v and 0A to 3A), as well as a USB hub. No external power is needed, I couldn’t wait hacking it.

DSLR Universal Interval IR Remote – Touch the time-lapse

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With “DSLR Universal Interval IR Remote”, your digital SLR camera can be used to shoot Time-lapse movies. The remote fires IR command to “shoot” periodically at configured intervals. You will get thousands of pictures. You will be able to make your time-lapse movie using them.

The IR command is compatible with most popular DSLR makes and models. You do not have to configure it. Just solder the IR LED onto the board before you use it.

I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares

“I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.” – Saul Bass

Keep on making.

The Open-Source Smartwatch Built by a Teenager

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make writes about an open source watch by a teenager:

“Making things is one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” he says. “Finishing this watch, the OLED watch, it’s a feeling of love and hate basically. You put it together and then you’re terrified it’s not going to work, and then you flip the switch and the code you’ve written for it beforehand works and it’s the best feeling ever. You put it on, you wear it around, and it’s just, you’re so proud, I’m so proud of it.”

Sneak Peak: a variety of materials for Cricut

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Recently we unbox Cricut and tried the paper attached. We cut some sample project in Cricut Design Space.

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It’s weird… It should be in this way as the author cuts:

It takes lots of time and money to buy Cricut official materials, we have to find way source the paper/cardstock to create. We think you might be interested in it, we showed some of the materials we are sourcing, they have to be:

  • good to go with Cricut: the paper have to be stick to the mat, it’s not good too tight or too loose. I tried the average 300g A4, it’s no good.
  • cheap, too expensive on Cricut
  • options: from 180g to 350g, from white to rainbow colors, even iron on

you can comment if you like the cardstocks:

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