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Tonight! Hack Night in the Test Kitchen!

Hack Night in the Test Kitchen!! Jan. 21st from 6-9pm Bring your own projects or create something here, we've got a list of available components on the test kitchen page.  We'll also have BUGs available to play with if you've been wanting to get your hands on one. This is a free event, buzz the 4th floor when you get here!  (598 Broadway at Houston, near the B,D,F,V and 6) If you plan on using...
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Cheap Ambient Audio: Round 1

My first TK project, a wall-wart sized device that plugs into a wall and plays audio from a sd/mmc card to a mono speaker, completely self contained.  No track selections, no LCD, not even a power switch.  Volume is about all I want.  I want to make several of these little babies and spread them through-out the office and my apartment with sounds from the beach.  So soothing. So I found some super cheap MP3...
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BUGnet updates

We have new BUGnet updates that include quite handy tools for developers.  Code Search http://buglabs.net/codesearch This allows you to search against public BUG apps and browse projects in your browser. We're using Xapian search engine and acts_as_xapian Rails plugin. On top of that we added lots of client-side goodness to make your browsing experience more pleasant. Xapian supports basic search operators and we added custom ones like user and file. Are you curious how jconnolly...
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NYU ISS Adventures into Test Kitchen

Since Peter was kind of enough to speak at for NYU's ISS club (Information Systems Society) in September, we decided to return the favor by visiting the BugLabs office! (Starting from closest: Angad, Ajay, Alicia, Kabir, Anirrudha) Alicia first sat us down and debriefed us on the latest goings-on at BugLabs. She also passed around an actual BUG ("ooo.....") which we had the chance to play around with.Following our short debriefing session, we walked over...
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Hack Night 1/21/09

Hack Night in the Test Kitchen!! Jan. 21st from 6-9pm Bring your own projects or create something here, we've got a list of available components on the test kitchen page.  We'll also have BUGs available to play with if you've been wanting to get your hands on one. This is a free event, buzz the 4th floor when you get here!  (598 Broadway at Houston, near the B,D,F,V and 6) If you plan on using...
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Clif the Mad Noodler

 Clif was in the Test Kitchen circuit bending! Watch the video and see what he made. 
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BUG goes on a trip.

This weekend, we put a bunch of miles on a bug.  We used a windshield mount from RAM mounts.  We went through snow, through the woods, and over any obstacle my FJ Cruiser looked like it could handle {{at least as far as my fiancé would allow}} and it never as much as bounced. This type of mount screws into the tri-pod insert, using a tightening knob for adjustability and securing.  It articulates in two...
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Open Source helping Open Source

We get lots of bubble wrap in with our shipments here at Bug Labs and yesterday when we realized we had a metric-ridiculous-ton of bubble wrap we considered some options.  Throwing it in the garbage seemed wasteful and very bad for the earth, it's not recyclable, but it is indeed reusable.  We called up the Makerbot boys and they'll be taking the bubble wrap off our hands and reusing it for their shipping. A win...
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Open House + Test Kitchen Ideas

Ideas were created in the Test Kitchen during the most recent Open House.  Below you'll see an application idea for a game, a retaliation technique, and a networked closet.   Check back to see further progression!    
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BUGS Testing BUGS!

 We're working some spicy new features for our next release of BUG software.  To lessen the burden on our overworked QA team, we have been building a test rig that let's connect 4 BUGs up to a master BUG.  With serial I/O, hardware reset, and some modified SAMTEC cables to allow for module removal, most software test scenarios can be modeled.  The BUGs are controlled over GPIOs and serial exposed on the Von Hippel module. ...
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