• New Arduino IoT development board unveiled: MKRFOX1200

    This new IoT development board, which measures just 67 x 25mm in size, provides Makers with a low-cost solution for adding Sigfox connectivity to their DIY projects. The MKRFOX1200 takes the functionality of the Zero, throws in Sigfox’s global...

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  • Lift establishes a new accuracy level for finger tracking

    Using a pair of Arduino MKR1000s, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and FX Palo Alto Laboratory have come up with a new way to track 10 fingers to within less than two millimeters. In this technique,...

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  • MintyPi 2.0 is one of the coolest 3D printed Pi mods

    3D printing enthusiast Sudomod has just validated the elaborate and undeniably stylish Altoids mint tin via one slick Raspberry Pi project: the mintyPi 2.0. With the help of some precisely modeled 3D printed parts, the maker has managed...

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  • EggBot: Would you like to draw on things that are impossible to print on?

    If you’d like to do it, I think that the EggBot is perfect for you! The EggBot is a compact, easy to use open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Not just eggs...

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  • DIY an helpful home assistant using Amazon Echo and Raspberry Pi

    The maker Jamie McKane decided to build his personal home assistant using Amazon Alexa Voice Service and a Raspberry Pi 3. Alexa is an always-on virtual assistant that allows you to access services and applications using voice commands preceded...

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  • Orange Pi is working to steal the throne of Raspberry Pi 

    For sure there’s still a long way to go, but Orange Pi is working hard to achieve his rival: Raspberry Pi. They are trying to customize their boards to meet a wider set of computing needs. Just a...

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  • Windows 10’s Cortana now supported by Raspberry Pi

    Windows 10 IoT Core has been upgraded in the Windows 10 Creators Update to add full Cortana device support. Microsoft released a list of devices compatible with the OS: Raspberry Pi3 Raspberry Pi2 MinnowBoard MAX (Intel Atom) DragonBoard 410c (Qualcomm...

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  • Hornbill kits for the Internet of Things

    Hornbill is a development platform for the Internet of Things. It’s a set of hardware tools, firmware, and templates for local and cloud-based apps for controlling your project. It’s for makers, engineers, and small companies who want...

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  • Everything you need for stress-free holiday!

    Using an Arduino board and motor controllers, maybe you can solve the pre-departure stress. The backpack in question is wheeled around by two motors on mounts made out of paint sticks. The drive train of this robot...

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  • New A64 quad-core Orange Pi Win Plus

    The Linux-ready Orange Pi Win Plus SBC features a quad -A53 Allwinner A64, 2GB DDR3, GbE and wireless, and a 40-Pin RPi connector. Differently from the Orange Pi Win, this Plus version offers a standard 2G of...

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  • Did you get new tattoo? No, I don’t…it’s a flexible electrode!

    The team at Stanford University’s Bao Lab created an innovative flexible electrode that has high performance. The new stretchy material uses a molecule normally used to thicken soups to help make it more flexible. After testing 20...

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  • Time is linear, so you need an Arduino linear clock!

    Assuming that time is linear, Jonathan Odom has decided to create a clock illustrating time’s linearity. He built a beautifully crafted clock that uses two rack and pinion assemblies to move a line of numbers for hours...

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  • DFRobot product line now available from Mouser Electronics

    Mouser Electronics announced a global distribution agreement with DFRobot, a leading robotics and open source hardware provider. The agreement brings DFRobot’s robotics and maker-focused products to Mouser’s growing open source lineup. The DFRobot product line available from...

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  • CHAP: Low-Cost Tele-Operated Mobile Manipulator

    The Cheap Arm Project (CHAP) began as an MSc project aimed at developing an affordable mobile robot arm system that could be used by wheelchair users to access daily objects at inaccessible heights or weights (the extreme case...

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  • New $10 Orange Pi 2G-IoT

    The new Orange Pi 2G-IoT features a 2G antenna for Internet of Things applications, as well as offering wireless LAN and Bluetooth for a price of $10. The Orange Pi 2G-IoT goes up against the recently released Raspberry...

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  • Home-made 3D Printed Arcade Gaming System

    Christopher Tan, a video game fan based in Malaysia, used his 3d Printer to make a desktop arcade machine. “I grew up in the 80s, probably the glory days of arcade gaming, so I always wished I had...

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  • An interesting way for microswitch testing

    Pete Prodoehl needed a way to test microswitches that he’d be using for an exhibit, so he decided to build his own setup with a counter, 3D-printed “pusher” and an Arduino Uno. When you’re testing the life...

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  • Pibo, a cute robot made in Korea!

    Thanks to a vibrant investment scene, and major government support, Korea is growing really fast. There’s been a massive startup upswing, but only about 10 percent are currently looking at markets outside Korea. Circulus, with its Pibo,...

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