What is TechJango?
Techjango is an online international hackerspace for makers, hackers, engineers, electronics hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts to share, discuss and work on Open Source Hardware (OSHW) projects and ideas. Use the menu above to navigate and find out more about the site.
Techjango offers members (membership is free!) a FREE online 'Making' service for curated projects featuring 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Laser Engraving, PCB Prototyping and CNC Machining. Members have free access to all developmental tools on the Techjango e-store for curated projects. On top of that, members also get to monetize their creations via our store! Here are some of the projects Techjango members are currently working on:
Travagus is a cell phone controlled mini tracked vehicle, using DTMF and GSM technology it can be controlled within a range of service provider from anywhere in the world. Travagus can act as UGV and may serve for industrial surveillance and military purposes.
We just got done with the Bay Area Makerfaire and boy what a show it was! We were presenting three different products, the Darkmatter Xbox Laptop (kickstarter project launched same day), Mobileduino and a prototype of our Jangobot 3D printer. There was a lot of interest in our stuff and we completely sold out all Mobileduino kits we had brought to the faire!! Our printer even got featured on Venture beat! Check out this video for a quick sneak peek:
Huge, huge crowd and awesome people all around. The best bit was interacting with makers from all over the world and finally getting to meet our heroes and icons. Legendary console modder, Ben Heck stopped by our booth to give Darkmatter a try and was thoroughly impressed by our work.
We ran into David Cuartielles, cofounder of Arduino, who gave the Mobileduino Kit a shot and seemed quite pleased.
We also got to touch base with Zach Hoeken (cofounder Makerbot), Jane (founder SUGRU), Chelsea from QUBD and the 3D Robotics team. Had an incredible time, can't wait for next year's faire!
There has been a lot happening behind the scenes leading up to the faire and the entire Techjango team has…Continue
It's here, it's here! Our first ever Kickstarter has launched - the Darkmatter Xbox Laptop kit. Darkmatter is the world's first portable Open Source Xbox system that you can buy as a fully finished product, or in kit form. We've been inspired by Ben Heck and many other modders and hackers who have built one-off Xbox laptop creations. But we wanted to take their ideas further and build a beautiful, fun machine that is:
Help us make it a reality! Fund the kickstarter!
Check out this great article over at Smithsonian Magazine about Lego Mindstorm:
A recent Brandeis University study shows that kids who participate in robotics contests are more than twice as likely to pursue a career in science and technology, and nearly four times as likely to pursue one in engineering. “The robot is just a vehicle,” [Dean] Kamen says. “In six weeks you can’t give a kid a meaningful education in robotics or technology or engineering. But by building robots, you can build self-confidence and a serious understanding of what life is like for people who work on and solve complex problems. For a lot of kids, robotics has the potential to change where they put their time and attention.”
The Pi camera board has tiny 20 x 25 x 10 mm (0.78 x 0.98 x 0.39 in) dimensions and tips the scales at just over 3 g (0.1 oz). The fixed-focus module features a 5-megapixel Omnivision 5647 sensor that's capable of capturing 2592 x 1944 pixel resolution stills, as well as recording Full HD video at 30 frames per second. There's also support for 720p and 480p if you're more concerned with storage space than quality.
Do you want Techjango to stock the camera? Let us know!
Check out this fantastic music video we came across courtesy of Adafruit. This pop-dubstep effort not only is good entertainment aurally + visually but it features two real, kickass robots in sync to the vocals & music!