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5/29/2012

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Gadget Freak Case #207: Android Breathalyzer in an Altoids Box Al Linke's tiny Breathalyzer is stored in an Altoids tin, and the results can be sent to his Android phone. The key component is the IOIO board, which enables the Android to receive data from eternal sensors.
Gadget Freak Case #207: Android Breathalyzer in an Altoids Box
Al Linke's tiny Breathalyzer is stored in an Altoids tin, and the results can be sent to his Android phone. The key component is the IOIO board, which enables the Android to receive data from eternal sensors.

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warren@fourward.com
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Altoid power
warren@fourward.com   1/25/2013 10:56:22 AM
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So, Altoids aren't just for your breath any more, huh? I think you should have a column for what we can design into an Altoids box. That would be fun. I can see it now, "Engineers design first home generator in an Altoid box. Altoid stock rises fast!"

rickgtoc
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Re: Gotta Get me some of dose sensors!
rickgtoc   9/11/2012 12:24:59 PM
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I wanted to ask that, but you beat me to it.  Some typos just yield wonderful results.

didymus7
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Gotta Get me some of dose sensors!
didymus7   8/13/2012 9:16:59 AM
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Who makes eternal sensors?  Is Android the only system that can talk to them?

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Rob Spiegel   6/1/2012 4:33:44 PM
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Hey, Mr. Don, it will be great to see a gadget come in using your list of tools. 

mrdon
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
mrdon   6/1/2012 2:48:57 AM
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Charles, you're right on the mark! The LEGO NXT has wealth of free programning tools like NXC (NXT Not Quite C) and Python. The traditional programming tools like LabView, VB, and Visual C allow rapid prototyping of a variety of cool and innovative gadgets only limited by one's imagination.

Charles Murray
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Charles Murray   5/31/2012 7:47:46 PM
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Lego Mindstorms should be a great tool for building these gadgets, too.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Rob Spiegel   5/31/2012 1:22:59 PM
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Yes, the Frankindle was great gadget. It was created to solve a problem. Those are the best gadgets. We have more coming that were developed to solve specifc problems.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Rob Spiegel   5/31/2012 1:02:05 PM
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Great. We're always looking for new gadgets, especially now that we're switched from a twice-a-month frequency to a weekly frequency.

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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Cadman-LT   5/31/2012 8:23:13 AM
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Very nice slide show. My favorite has to be the kindle, just for the purpose alone.

mrdon
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
mrdon   5/30/2012 10:49:44 PM
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Hi Rob, thanks for the suggestion of submitting a project to Gadget Freaks. I'll definitely send you an email to obtain more information.

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