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  • It has but this is .NET core, which is the full featured desktop runtime. Slowly, MS is open sourcing more and more of the .NET architecture. From the runtimes all the way up to the language interpreters, (C#, VB, etc to MSIL) and more. It's an interesting time to watch MS as they seem to be turning into a much more open (OSS, better transparency) company. It's all to stay relevant, certainly, but we would all benefit from it

  • I was thinking the same. Perhaps a version that is compatible with the electrical connector bricks? http://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-electric-wire-with-plates-16cm-long-75938

  • This just came across my Twitter feed. I seems a female engineer went and rewrote the book to be not horrible http://www.themarysue.com/barbie-remix/

  • Cosplay ideas are obvious. Imagine making a set of Mass Effect armour with lights that mimic the armour lights of the in game version, and the shield damage and regeneration sounds played through a speaker, all controlled by this little guy here!

  • My Microview (which shipped and arrived last week) is unaffected by this, but thanks for the heads up!

  • The timings on these can be a bit picky since they have no clock line. What kind of controller are you using? If it is an Arduino, give the Adafruit Neopixel guide and libraries a whirl (same IC as these)

    Also, be careful with power supplies, you can easily fry these guys when running off a mains power adaptor (The Adafruit guide covers that too) https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-neopixel-uberguide

  • Solerbotics was helping out with a MakeFashion show, they tried what you want to do, here's a small clip of the results http://instagram.com/p/kn_m8tkKmi/#

    "This time, Tony Grimes dropped in to experiment with his fiber-optic cloth from SensingTex as an illuminating surface, but the included 5mm LED was not dazzling enough. Time to hack in our 3W RGB Star Controller! The plan was to shift the colors to change the overall color of the fabric, but is serendipitously didn’t work. Shifting the optical pickup across the lens of the LED split the light from the individual red, green, and blue elements to to different strands of the fiber optic cloth, making for a wicked speckled rainbow effect." -https://solarbotics.com/

  • There ought to be a Red version of this

  • Keep your eye open. They had 50 late last week. Took less than 24 hours to sell out again