Digital Controls for Router Lift

At The MakerBarn we designed and built a high performance router table. The construction of the entire table and mechanics would be outside the scope of a single Instructable, so in this Instructable I will describe the Arduino based lift control electronics and software.Rather than using a modifie…By: geotek Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring –(…)


Japanese toilet industry agrees to standardize complex bidet controls

The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association, a consortium of companies producing plumbing products including Toto, Panasonic, and Toshiba, has agreed to unify the iconography used on the often baffling control panels for Japanese toilets. The decision was made in response to foreign tourists who say they’re often unable to understand the controls, which operate features(…)


Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 to fix bug that shut off headphone controls

Well that was fast: Apple just released iOS 10.0.2, with the update’s release notes confirming that it fixes an issue that caused Lightning headphone controls to be disabled after a period of inactivity. The bug was reported soon after the iPhone 7’s launch last week as customers began getting acclimated to life without a headphone(…)


MIT and Microsoft Research made a ‘smart’ tattoo that remotely controls your phone

A group of PhD students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research have come up with the ultimate wearable: a temporary tattoo that can turn into a touchpad, remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC. The technology, which is described on MIT’s website and will be presented in full at a(…)