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Ken Olsen

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Thanks to WyoLum for helping me get my project to the kit stage!
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Good job, Ken. congratulations.
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Justin Shaw
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+Anool Mahidharia via Facebook:  
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Not last minute, for sure. We've been reviewing the submissions all along and making notes. Last night was doing the individual scoring.
Today Morn, we had a hangout which is the most exciting part of the WIG (since last 3 year) - its like the Roman Senate. Everyone voices their opinion on each and every project. There's a healthy (animated) discussion on pros and cons. It's great fun - the whole process. Most times, we wish we could have money to give out to everyone.
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Justin Shaw
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Thank you to everyone who submitted a project for WIG2013.

Winner to be announced Sunday.
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Maker Block

#WIG2013 Entry  - 
 
My entry for the WyoLum Innovation Grant 2013 is my Tiny 3-Axis CNC robot.  The current version consists of 8 3D printed plastic part and 3 micro servo motors.  The parts are designed to snap-fit together with few additional parts required.  (One zip tie, a rubberband, etc)  I've been blogging about this project since November at PlotterBot com ( http://shor.tw/3j ).

This cheap (about $2 in plastic, $5 for each motor) robot is easy to build and easy to control with the keyboard over the Arduino serial connection using the uploaded script.

All of the parts can be downloaded from Thingiverse ( http://shor.tw/107 ).  All the Arduino code is on Github ( http://shor.tw/110 ).  

Entry video: http://shor.tw/10z
Video of operation:  http://shor.tw/111
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For anyone else who stops by this post - I did a big write up about my robot on my blog for the AFRON Ultra Affordable Educational Robot Challenge http://plotterbot.com/tiny-cnc/challenges-entered/drawing-robot-afron-ultra-affordable-educational-robot-2013-design-challenge-entry/
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The Rigby Project: An Open Source Smartwatch
If you're seeing a reshare of this post, head on over to my original post to upvote our entry! Thanks!

(I'm sorry if video quality is horrible)

This is an Open Source Smartwatch that +Maxymilian Pijacki and I would like to build. Now smartwatches are nothing new, and they might even be overrated, but what we're building adds a twist to the concept.

We want to include a meta-project inside the smartwatch: a dev board as the brains of the watch. We want to make an ARM dev board that is small, portable, and sorta flexibe so that it's perfect for wearable applications, such as a watch. (I personally am looking at the STM32F4 series as an ideal chip.)

Furthermore, we want to include an OLED to the dev board as a display. They are low-power and makes the watch more portable.

Another key part of the watch is a GPS and Bluetooth extension; they're similar to shields for Arduinos. They would have  time zone detection and automatic tuning. Say you were in Chicago and you need the time where you are, in Paris. Is it 7 hours ahead of Chicago or 5 hours behind? You don't need to worry anymore! (It's both in 12h format)

Open Source means that you can build your own board and create your own expansion boards.

P.S.: For all you cynics out there, We are trying out different circuits with a STM32F4 Discovery board are we are close to a preliminary schematic.
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Cool thing I found out: Rigby is the name of the main character of The Regular Show.
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Conor Russomanno

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Joel and I want to build a community around a low-cost, high-quality brain-computer interface (BCI) platform. We've called it OpenBCI. The internal hardware can be configured with an 8-bit processor (w/ Arduino bootloader) or 32-bit processor (w/ chipKIT bootloader). The system works with any active or passive EEG electrodes. Our hope is to get as many people as possible to collaborate using the OpenBCI hardware, crowd-sourcing brain research and innovation!

Today, the leading brain-computer interface companies distribute fixed devices with limited or closed access to the algorithms that translate raw EEG signals to meaningful data. These devices are powerful and effective for application development but not ideal for R&D requiring adjustable hardware setups and direct control over the signal processing techniques. OpenBCI is fully accessible, making it easy for creators of any skill level and ideal for researchers who haven’t yet settled on the perfect system design. The OpenBCI platform is intended to serve as a malleable starting point in the rapidly growing field of brain-computer interfacing.

Right now we are in the process of running a Kickstarter campaign while also looking for additional support: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/openbci/openbci-an-open-source-brain-computer-interface-fo
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Mastro Gippo

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I'm developing a device to control individually addressable LED strips via ethernet ArtNet protocol. These LED strips are very common and widely used in clubs, concerts and artistic instalation, but commercial devices to control them cost a lot and open source devices are either limited to a small number of LEDs due to the small RAM of the MCUs or doesn't have ethernet support.
While the prototype mostly works, I would like to experiment with different microcontrollers like the XMOS multi core devices to get even better performances.
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Al Linke

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PIXEL: LED Art

An LED display for pixel art with free art commissioned from international pixel artists. Set the art from your Android device or PC.

The project is fully open source, the product design and prototype has been completed. The proposal is to launch a Kickstarter in January '14 to fund a manufacturing run.

Full details on the project here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/996412530/1103469253?token=b30d9be9
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Pierre Freyssinet

#WIG2013 Entry  - 
 
The Bicloone Project - application in Wyolum's 2013 Innovation Grant

A project mixing traditional craftmanship and wearable electronics to design, cut, solder and sew a smart jacket for urban cyclists.
Although reading might sound boring, please - PLEASE - have a look at the attached memo. You'll get a better vision of the concept, its current status, the BOM, as well as timelines and milestones.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y99tujwlb553qss/bicloone%20report.pdf
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I have an idea, but I've never taken my circuits beyond the bread board so I am not sure how feasible it is.

I would like to take a hack I recently did that lets you control remotely control outlets over the internet and build a custom controller board for the Raspberry Pi. See my page for more information on the hack I am referring to:

http://jack.minardi.org/raspberry_pi/make-an-internet-controlled-lamp-with-a-raspberry-pi-and-flask/

I would like to build a custom transmitter board that could be used instead hacking into the remote and soldering things.

I am not sure how feasible this is (price, time, etc) but it might be cool to attempt. Thoughts?
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About this community

WyoLum Innovation Grant 2013 Applications accepted here.
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Justin Shaw
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Thank you everyone for entering the WyoLum Innovation Grant 2013.   This was by far the strongest cohort of entries we have seen.  It was very difficult to come to a consensus.    You all should be proud of your efforts and for your work in Open Hardware.  We hope you will submit again next year.

In the end we awarded $1500 to the Bicloone project lead by +Pierre Freyssinet and $500 to the AVR Programming Shield lead by +Ken Olsen.

See all of the entries here https://drive.google.com/?tab=mo&authuser=0#folders/0B7IyXLWdZyNWalh0N3RKbFpkbm8.
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Going through all the amazing submissions for WyoLum open hardware Innovation Grant 2013. It's gonna be a long, long, night !! ‪#‎WIG2013‬ Open Source FTW !
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I guess it's lucky for all of us, then, that we don't!
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Rick Winscot

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Micro autonomous rover for use in STEM / STEAM curriculum... teaching robotics to students of all ages.

https://vine.co/v/hP3qJW9AOMt
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Wow... speechless! 
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Maker Block

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Hopefully the deadline is before midnight tonight PST!  Getting ready to upload my PlotterBot video.  :)
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This project is a syntesizer I made to help a blind friend use his multimeter and a caliper. While most of the more common household items have a "speaking" version, there are very few specialized instruments that have been adapted to make them usable by blind persons. This is a step forward in this direction, and I hope that my project can help more people bridging the gap by doing things they couldn't before.
FAQ:
Q: Why not connect it to a PC and use a PC synth?
A: The initial idea was exactly that, then we thought about making a bluetooth adapter to use a smartphone synth instead but my friend told me that a lot of blind people still use Nokias S40 for their better usability, so making apps for all the platforms may become a nightmare. Also, an independent device is, as the name implies, independent. A bluetooth version is still interesting through, to make data logging apps and more interesting stuff, so I think that I will develop that too.

(Sorry for the video quality, I've been a bit sick these days and I was having a big headache while recording; I added close captions to help you understand my blabbering)
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The guy just sent me back the synthesizer to fix the usb connector, so I made a quick demo to show how it works:
Multimeter syntesizer overview
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Jason Webb

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I've been working on an open-source "sip and puff" computer interface for most of the past year that I am calling openSip+Puff.. The device allows you to use your breath to trigger keyboard and mouse actions on your computer with no drivers necessary! It can be used as a piece of assistive technology, or in any situation where you want to perform quick or repetitive tasks (like scrolling or during gaming) without your hands.

I really feel like my project is perfect for the WyoLum Innovation Grant, so I've prepared the attached video to throw my hat in the arena! Not only would the fund be nearly the perfect amount to produce 100 boards, but WyoLum's experience and support would be extremely helpful for me to make this project happen!

The full application can be found at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B16LhSMEWCGiN1Jldk9kOUZIMEE/edit

And a complete BOM (with cost analysis) can be found at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al6LhSMEWCGidHVHRjhYemJvOEd6OWxlejJBdVdybGc&usp=sharing#gid=0

All of this information is also available in an article that I've written on my website: http://jason-webb.info/2013/12/wyolum-innovation-grant-2013-entry-opensippuff/

If you have any questions at all, please let me know!
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hey, we may be able to loan you the funds to get started
we really like your project.  thanks for the great write up and vid
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Mastro Gippo

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This is a fake bomb that I designed to add some spice to my airsoft team's games. While a lot of similar devices exist on the market, very few are open source and none of them had the features that I wanted. My device uses very cheap components and is modular and completely configurable, so later on anyone can easily add (and sell) its own accessory, like a pin code keypad, a motion sensor, a proximity sensor, etc.
While the main purpose of the device is to create a fake bomb, the same device can be repurposed to serve less belligerent tasks, like an alarm clock or a kitchen timer.
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Well, thank you! I removed the comments. :)
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Ankit Daftery

#WIG2013 Entry  - 
 
InstallASound - Sound Shield for Arduino

The InstallaSound Shield for Arduino allows you to add audio capabilities to the Arduino easily. The goal of this project is to make adding sound to Arduino projects as easy as plug-code-play.
This project is to make open-sourced designs as well as hardware available for a low-cost no-frills add-on shield to the Arduino for the most common audio needs.

I am an individual inventor and the funds will go a great way in letting me prototype and bring out the boards for everybody to use.

A short concept video is here : https://vimeo.com/82759575

Complete Application Here : http://ankitdaf.com/public/docs/pdf/Installasound-WIG2013.pdf

So please +1 this if you like the idea :)
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Well I am planning to build it as soon as I can evaluate a couple of alternatives and figure out the pros and cons and weigh out the needs ! Thanks, guys ! :)
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We are proposing a no-solder kit that would allow the use of very high power LEDs (10W/40W+ RGBW LEDs) along with the mbed platform to let people quickly, cheaply, and painlessly build state of the art LED lighting systems.

This project will include porting plenty of our previously developed reference software including sophisticated algorithms to allow for 48-bit color, gamma correction, HSI colorspace, audio analysis, DMX control, wifi control, and to help produce a community of hackers to work together and share ideas.

History: SaikoLED was the first major open-software and open-hardware LED lighting project, and has been committed to producing high quality tools and reference designs for the last five years. However, we are currently limited by funding. Neither of us are independently wealthy, and though we want to take bigger risks and produce things more useful to the world we can't afford to.

SaikoLED led the way by developing GPLv3 algorithms and pushing for the adoption of better color standards. For instance, Brian gave a talk on his revolutionary techniques for working with color in LED lights at MIT in 2013.

Full application below:
http://saikoled.com/2013WyoLum-SaikoLED.pdf
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Made some minor updates and corrections to the PDF (link to video, link to mbed code, clarifications)
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Anool Mahidharia
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Folks, please help spread the word by sharing with your friends and friends of friends. Here are the Dates for WIG2013 :

Dates: 
Announcement :  Dec 3, 2013
Question period :  Dec 3 - 15, 2013. Send questions to grants@wyolum.com.
Submission deadline :  Dec. 31, 2013
Voting period ends  :  Jan 7, 2014  
Winners announced  :  Jan 14, 2014

Full details in this document :
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aOra5rCdZCyPTkfxyZM1HFMflko3n0jB-Sg7TD19FbE
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