MaKey MaKey

MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between.

It comes ready to use out of the box with MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable.

English to Myanmar

SELCO launches incubation centre

SELCO, a 17-year old social enterprise, founded by Harish Hande that’€™s been focusing on providing energy services to the underserved population, launched SELCO Incubation Centre, last month in Bengaluru to support and mentor entrepreneurs and enterprises in this space.

The mission of SELCO Incubation Centre is to nurture & empower the next generation of sustainable energy entrepreneurs for the under-served communities.

  Urdu to French

Machinarium for Linux

Machinarium is Amanita Design’s first full-length adventure game in which players take on the role of a robot who has been exiled to the scrap heap. Players must use logic, collect important items, and solve environmental puzzles to get the robot back into the city of Machinarium so he can rescue his robot-girlfriend, save the head of the city, and defeat the bad guys from the Black Cap Brotherhood.

Go to Amanita Design’s website for more of their games

Machinarium is cross-platform; the PC version supports Linux, Mac OS, or Windows and is found on Steam, or if you’re into mobile: Android and iOS (limited to the iPad 2 it seems). insidegpc

PA Consulting creates mobile base station with Raspberry Pi

PA Consulting has created a mobile phone basestation using the Raspberry Pi. In doing so, they replaced a giant 30-foot GSM cell basestation that is scarcely larger than your Internet modem.

According to the consulting firm’s team, a variety of wireless experts using the Raspberry Pi, a radio interface, and a couple pieces of open source software create the mobile basestation. As you can see in the video, the team uses two cell phones and successfully has them communicate with each other.

The system is run using three applications: OpenBTS, FreeSWITCH, and a script for assigning telephone numbers. OpenBTS is used for providing the GSM standard, while FreeSWITCH is used to route calls in a similar way to Skype,” the consulting firm explains. Condescending a 30-foot tower into a 3-inch Raspberry Pi is perhaps the epitome of demonstrating low-cost solutions for the future.

Link to article here