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Trying to build the ultimate Raspberry Pi computer – Zero Terminal V3

  • This thing was originally designed for the Raspberry Pi's 3 and 4, but I created a bunch of custom adaptors that let you hook up a Pi Zero instead.
  • In order to connect the Zero to the display in the smallest possible space, I created a main PCB, and a few smaller adaptor PCBs. The Zero itself is screwed onto the board and soldered directly to it via the GPIO pins.
  • This main board contains a USB hub, power circuit, audio amp, speaker, buttons, headphone jack, and even a vibration motor for custom notifications.
  • The Zero only has 1 USB port as standard, so I designed a little USB hub circuit on the main board, using the simple FE1.1S chip.
  • So I wondered if I added an audio amp circuit to the pins on the headphone jack, whether I could power a small speaker, and yes it works.

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A crash course on hacking satellites

  • For the kit, we custom-built a PCB in our kit that integrates multiple parts, allowing you to connect everything together on a single board with no wiring.
  • This board is the hardware component of the RBS Antenny project.
  • The RBS Antenny board can easily handle the movement control of NyanSat antenna gimbal, and you can load your own custom code to adjust it however you like.
  • The onboard reserved I2C channel connectors allow you to extend the basic NyanSat setup with an RBS custom made IMU module, OLED screen and GPS module.
  • The RBS Antenny board is designed using Altium Designer and Assembled by an in-house pick and place machine in Manhattan, New York.
  • After DEF CON, you can even repurpose the board for your future projects requiring microcontrollers and motor drivers.
  • Not every part here is strictly required - feel free to only get the ones that interest you.

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How to use the next-gen open-sourced .Avif image format, 50% smaller than JPEG

  • Netflix has already considered .avif superior to the JPEG, PNG, and even the newer WebP image formats for its image quality to compressed file size ratio.
  • The format was developed by the Alliance for Open Media in collaboration with Google, Cisco, and Xiph.org (who worked with Mozilla, creators of the Firefox browser).
  • This format was created to be an open-sourced and royalty-free image format (unlike JPEG XR, which is a file format that compresses down very small but requires expensive licensing to implement).
  • The format is very flexible in that it supports any image codec, can be lossy or lossless, has the ability to use an alpha channel (transparency for UI and design elements), and even has the ability to store a series of animated frames (think lightweight high-quality animated GIFs).
  • The AVIF image above likely doesn't show in your browser, but it can by using Chrome Canary or by enabling AVIF in the Firefox advanced configuration preferences.

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The State of Applied AI

  • From the infrastructure and tooling, to the hardware, to the deployment surfaces in industry, to the models themselves, it takes a village to get a bleeding edge advance in AI research to a use-case.
  • In this essay we’ll cover not only the ways Applied AI has enabled some of our favorite products and features in the digital world, but we’ll also explore how Applied AI is changing workflows, creating new opportunities, and freeing up labor in fields like manufacturing, construction, supply chains, and commerce.
  • A combination of the two seems to be the obvious winner here, and I’m expecting a general consolidation of the leading modeling efforts around a small group of companies with massive war chests that can afford the compute and fund the research.

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The State of Applied AI

  • From the infrastructure and tooling, to the hardware, to the deployment surfaces in industry, to the models themselves, it takes a village to get a bleeding edge advance in AI research to a use-case.
  • In this essay we’ll cover not only the ways Applied AI has enabled some of our favorite products and features in the digital world, but we’ll also explore how Applied AI is changing workflows, creating new opportunities, and freeing up labor in fields like manufacturing, construction, supply chains, and commerce.
  • A combination of the two seems to be the obvious winner here, and I’m expecting a general consolidation of the leading modeling efforts around a small group of companies with massive war chests that can afford the compute and fund the research.

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The State of Applied AI

  • From the infrastructure and tooling, to the hardware, to the deployment surfaces in industry, to the models themselves, it takes a village to get a bleeding edge advance in AI research to a use-case.
  • In this essay we’ll cover not only the ways Applied AI has enabled some of our favorite products and features in the digital world, but we’ll also explore how Applied AI is changing workflows, creating new opportunities, and freeing up labor in fields like manufacturing, construction, supply chains, and commerce.
  • A combination of the two seems to be the obvious winner here, and I’m expecting a general consolidation of the leading modeling efforts around a small group of companies with massive war chests that can afford the compute and fund the research.

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The State of Applied AI

  • From the infrastructure and tooling, to the hardware, to the deployment surfaces in industry, to the models themselves, it takes a village to get a bleeding edge advance in AI research to a use-case.
  • In this essay we’ll cover not only the ways Applied AI has enabled some of our favorite products and features in the digital world, but we’ll also explore how Applied AI is changing workflows, creating new opportunities, and freeing up labor in fields like manufacturing, construction, supply chains, and commerce.
  • A combination of the two seems to be the obvious winner here, and I’m expecting a general consolidation of the leading modeling efforts around a small group of companies with massive war chests that can afford the compute and fund the research.

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The State of Applied AI

  • From the infrastructure and tooling, to the hardware, to the deployment surfaces in industry, to the models themselves, it takes a village to get a bleeding edge advance in AI research to a use-case.
  • In this essay we’ll cover not only the ways Applied AI has enabled some of our favorite products and features in the digital world, but we’ll also explore how Applied AI is changing workflows, creating new opportunities, and freeing up labor in fields like manufacturing, construction, supply chains, and commerce.
  • A combination of the two seems to be the obvious winner here, and I’m expecting a general consolidation of the leading modeling efforts around a small group of companies with massive war chests that can afford the compute and fund the research.

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Intercom hires a CFO as it ramps towards an IPO

  • The company’s recent CEO, Karen Peacock, told TechCrunch that her new CFO Dan Griggs was a strong candidate thanks to his experience helping take Rocket Fuel public, and for helping execute a “whole business transformation” at Sitecore, where he worked immediately before coming to Intercom.
  • Griggs told TechCrunch that he was not in the market for a new role, but conversations with Peacock drew him in.
  • Peacock took over the CEO role after around three years as the company’s COO, during which time it became known that the preceding CEO had made “unwanted advances” on employees.
  • According to TechCrunch reporting at the time when Peacock took over as CEO, Intercom had around $150 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR).
  • The company clarified to TechCrunch that the ARR milestone was reached at the end of its last fiscal year, or the conclusion of January of 2020.

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Shipshape RenderMan Art Challenge

  • That being said though, I want to repeat the main point I made in my post about the previous “Woodville” art challenge: I believe that for rendering engineers, there is enormous value in learning to use tools and renderers that aren’t the ones we work on ourselves.
  • Almost every piece of the ship aside from the floorboards are very complex shapes that aren’t easy to find good seams for, so the Auto UV SOP wound up making a lot of choices for UV cuts that I didn’t like.
  • I had a lot of fun creating custom decals to apply to various parts of the ships and to some of the robots; even though a lot of the details and decals aren’t very visible in the final image, I still put a good amount of time into making them simply to keep things interesting for myself.

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