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Hacking an 8mm Camera

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What if you used a Raspberry Pi and a Camera Module to breathe new life into an old 8mm film camera? That was the question on Claire Wright’s mind when she and her father set to work on modernizing an old motion picture camera that they found at a garage sale five years earlier. Inspired by YouTubers, technology, and the blend of analog and digital, Claire and her father harvested one of the lenses and the classic pistol grip from the original Keystone 8mm. Adding a Raspberry Pi, Camera Module, portable screen, and battery helped them to create the Pi 8 camera. Claire tells the story best:

Hacking an 8mm with a Raspberry Pi

See[W]right films hacks an old 8mm camera using a Raspberry Pi computer. Is it analog? Digital? Something else? Follow me on Instagram @leftnwright https://www.instagram.com/leftnwright/ Inspired/Influenced by: Laura Kampf https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRix1GJvSBNDpEFY561eSzw LadyAda https://www.youtube.com/user/adafruit Casey Neistat Waelder https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidWaelder

The resulting footage leaves no doubt that older lenses have a big impact on 8mm style. In particular, check out this footage from the Pi 8 Camera, taken in Bastrop, TX:

#8mm or something else?

Electric Fork Simulates a Salty Flavor By Shocking Your Tongue

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An anonymous reader writes: It's common knowledge that excess sodium can be detrimental to one's health. So researchers in Japan have built a prototype electric fork that uses electrical stimulation to stimulate the taste of salt. The battery-powered fork was engineered and designed at the University of Tokyo's Rekimoto Lab. It features a conductive handle that completes a circuit when the tines make contact with a diner's tongue, electrically stimulating their taste buds. The prototype fork, which was built from just $18 worth of electronics, creates a sensation of both salty and sour, and has adjustable levels of stimulation.

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Ransomware attacks on Hospitals put Patients at Risk

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Just last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued an urgent "Flash" message to the businesses and organisations about the threat of Samsam Ransomware, but the ransomware has already wreaked havoc on some critical infrastructure. MedStar, a non-profit group that runs 10 hospitals in the Baltimore and Washington area, was attacked with Samsam, also known as Samas and MSIL,

Rugged carrier and mini-PC build on Jetson TX1 COM

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Connect Tech’s “Astro” carrier board integrates Nvidia’s Linux- and Tegra X1-driven Jetson TX1 COM. It also drives a rugged “Rosie” embedded computer. Guelph, Ontario based Connect Tech offers a wide variety of Linux-ready carrier boards, SBCs, COMs.


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