• Banana Pi BPI-M2 Berry: the Allwinner R40 SBC with SATA support at $32

    Banana Pi (BPi) is a series of RPi-similar (not compatible) boards manufactured by the Chinese company Sinovoip. Like the RPi, several versions exist. SinoVoip’s Banana Pi project has introduced a variation on its $40 Banana Pi M2...

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  • SLOMO, the Arduino Controlled Ikea Frame

    A new slow motion frame has been created by instructable user jollifactory using an affordable IKEA Ribba frame and has been inspired by the Slow Dance Frame created by Jeff Lieberman. With carefully-coordinated vibrations and lighting, the...

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  • Q.bo One is the Open Source Robot Kit Based on Raspberry Pi and Arduino

    A new type of consumer-tier robot has launched, and it is called Q.bo One. This model, unlike ones before it, is open source and designed for anyone to build. The robot utilizes a simple programming language called Scratch, while...

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  • Dadamachines: the Open Source Solution for Your Creative Orchestra

    If you think of a hardware controller as a way of turning physical input into digital music, this really is a glimpse of what happens when you make digital music into physical output. The cleverest thing Johannes...

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  • The Raspberry Pi 3 is the most desired maker SBC

    This is the interesting result of the “2017 hacker board survey” by Linuxgizmos.com. The 2017 Hacker Board Survey is the annual Linuxgizmos reader survey of open-spec, Linux- or Android-ready single board computers priced under $200. Raspberry Pi...

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  • Turtlebot3, the Open Source Ubuntu/ROS-Based Robot Kit

    The “world’s most popular open source robot for education and research” has received a major upgrade with two modular TurtleBot3 models from Open Robotics that run Linux and Robot Operating System (ROS): –      Burger version, based on...

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  • SiFive announced the Arduino Cinque, the new RISC-V based development board

    The Arduino Cinque is the second RISC-V based development board put out by SiFive, the first being the HiFive1, which held a successful crowdfunding campaign late 2016 and is compatible with the Arduino platform. “By partnering with a...

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  • DIY an Amazing 3D POV Holographic Display!

    POV Displays move through the air at a high enough speed to trick your eyes into thinking that a sequence of flashing lights is actually a solid image. Though interesting enough in two dimensions, LED Instructable maker “Gelstronic”...

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  • Evezor, the Open Source Manufacturing Platform for all your needs

    A developer based in Chicago has created a new open source robotic arm and manufacturing platform called Evezor which is capable of taking you from prototype into production and offers a variety of different skills: 3D Print,...

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  • How to Grow Your Salad With a Rotating Hydroponic System

    Hydroponics is an effective way of growing plants indoors through the use of water medium and artificial lighting. It often involves having a system to raise and lower the water level around the plants to let the...

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  • Olimex Has Revealed Its New Open Spec Allwinner A64 Hacker Board

    The A64-OLinuXino is an open source hardware board that runs Linux and Android. It is Olimex’s first 64-bit ARMv8 OlinuXino board and the first to be designed entirely with open source CAD software (KiCad). The A64-OLinuXino is...

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  • DIY a Raspberry Pi Vintage Spotify Radio

    Inpired by the ​1938 Emerson AX212 radio, the maker Tinkernut decided to make a Spotify streaming radio, but with a bit of flare. It looks like a retro radio with working knobs that displays the album art of the song...

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  • HealthyPi v3 – The Open Source Vital Sign Monitoring HAT for Raspberry Pi

    HealthyPi is the first fully open-source, full-featured vital sign monitor. Using the Raspberry Pi as its computing and display platform, the HealthyPi add-on HAT turns the Raspberry Pi into a vital sign monitoring system. The simple, highly...

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  • LittleBot: 3D Printed Arduino STEM Learning Tool for Kids

    Often, the best way to learn something is to approach it in a hands-on manner. This is certainly true of robotics, though many schools have been limited by the availability and accessibility of the technology, which is...

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  • Build Something Different, Build a Tri Rotor Drone!

    If you are a watcher of the world of drones, or multirotors, you may have a fixed idea of what one of these aircraft looks like in your mind. You are almost certainly picturing a four-rotor design,...

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  • 3d Printed Open Source and Open Hardware Modular Synthesizer

    Musician and suond designer José Luis Gonzalez Castro has a lot of experience with video game sound effects and creation, which paved the way for his current project. Castro is working to develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he...

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  • How to Build EduExo, the Arduino-Powered Robotic Exoskeleton

    EduExo, now available on Kickstarter, is an attempt by robotics researcher Volker Bartenbach to bring this technology to the masses. “Our goal is to make exoskeleton technology accessible. To achieve this, we are developing the EduExo robotic...

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  • Gnubee Personal Cloud 1: low-cost and low-power network-attached storage device

    “The GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 (GB-PC1) is a network-attached storage (NAS) device specifically engineered to run free, libre, open source software (FLOSS). The GB-PC1 has all the functionality of any commercial, proprietary NAS, but at a much...

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