This week's Weekly Roundup we're seeing small routers, tiny Arduinos, high resolution positioning boards, small robots, big robots, and also some creepy ones.
Interestingly, I couldn't find any specs on what the Plus contains, so I'm assuming that the only difference to the previous version is the bluetooth module.
The PrintDry is a filament dryer that will solve this problem for you.
It's designed to dry and feed the filament into your printer at the same time.
The mimic immersion robot allows you to control a small robot by moving your arms around. You can see what you're about to crash into with a VR headset.
Personally I think it's a bit of a gimmick, but we're going to see more of this heading our way.
Hang on are they rocket launchers on the side. Looks like something from Robocop.
Anyway, this is yet another bleeding edge campaign of stuff we're going to see more of in future.
It uses GPS, BeiDou, and Glonass satellite signals to achieve this without, surprisingly, no IMU onboard.
Get one of these…. Oh and maybe a broadcast license…
Comes in two flavours. One that accepts an HDMI signal and another that just accepts data from a USB port.
Has a bunch of GPIO pins for additional control.
Of course, it can also be fitted to a normal Pi as well.
The VoCore2 is a tiny board designed specifically to be a router.
It contains a MediaTek SoC with 2x 100Mbit ethernet, 802.11n WiFi, SD card and a whole bunch of GPIOs.
It runs OpenWRT as stock and is powered from either USB, LiPo, or PoE.
The Ockel Sirius contains an Intel X7-Z8750 quad-core CPU, supporting up to 4K video, 4G DDR3 RAM, 64G eMMC, microSD, WiFI, Bluetooth, USB3.0, 3Ah LiPo, and IMU.
Nice. I'd like to see Linux on this little baby.
The Robelf is yet another run-of-the-mill robot that claims to make your life oh so much easier. Look there he is with the family, and you can even stick post-it-notes on him, and he'll guard your home while you're asleep… while you're asleep… while you're asleep.
It's unclear just how much better it is compared to the RTK Box, but I'd guess that it wouldn't be $300 better.
Contains temperature and Lux sensor, accelerometer, motor driver, LiPo battery management, and USB to serial port.
Supports AdaFruit's gemaboot that you will have to load up yourself and also the Arduino IDE from version 1 onwards.
Supports up to 8 channels and can sink 9A at 12V with 12 bit resolution. That's huge!
We're coming into Christmas, so grab a couple to control your Christmas lights.
These guys also have a bunch of other boards in the neoPLC series. Might want to check those out as well.
Note that you'll need a PoE enabled switch or PoE injector at the other end.