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  • Zelda themed heart lights up via Twitter and IFTTT

    Zelda themed heart lights up via Twitter and IFTTT

    I decided to make an 8-bit themed heart container from Zelda that people can switch on or off via Twitter.

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  • Simple On-Line Training For Complex Topics

    The basics of deep learning and neural nets, as well as Ada and Spark are handled in a refreshing manner.

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  • Python for physical computing applications

    Python for physical computing applications

    Interestingly, the basics of router “G-code” isn’t that complicated, simply telling your cutting head to move from one place to another. In fact, it’s possible—and very tedious—to write it by hand.

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  • Wireless Bluetooth control and programming for your next Arduino project

    Wireless Bluetooth control and programming for your next Arduino project

    Inexpensive Bluetooth serial modules can accomplish serial control and feedback wirelessly, or even program it without a physical connection.

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  • Rocket launcher Strandbeest

    Rocket launcher Strandbeest

    As I write this, the Fourth of July is coming up, a time when Americans are encouraged to light and observe pyrotechnic devices in abundance.

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  • 4D Systems releases LCD display modules for Raspberry Pi

    The gen4-4DPI series of LCD display modules are specifically designed to support Raspberry Pi.

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  • Hands-on with the Pixy2 vision system

    Hands-on with the Pixy2 vision system

    While you undoubtedly have some familiarity with computer vision, normally these systems come packaged as either an expensive industrial setup.

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  • What you need to know about going to production with a Raspberry-Pi-based design

    What you need to know about going to production with a Raspberry-Pi-based design

    So you’ve been experimenting with the Raspberry Pi single-board computer for years, and you've finally come up with an application that others would be willing to pay for.

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  • 2018 Top Embedded Innovator – Jason Kridner, BeagleBoard.org

    2018 Top Embedded Innovator – Jason Kridner, BeagleBoard.org

    Jason Kridner, Co-Founder of BeagleBoard.org and a 2018 Top Embedded Innovator, explains how “Making” has become perhaps the most effective means of educating young engineers.

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  • Hands-on with the Lattice Modular Embedded Vision Development Kit

    Hands-on with the Lattice Modular Embedded Vision Development Kit

    Machine vision has been around in practical terms since the early 1980s, with experiments in this technology dating back even earlier. In the beginning, even reading a single letter took many seconds.

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  • element14 community announces winners of Pi Chef Design Challenge

    Community members leveraged the Raspberry Pi development board to demonstrate their creativity in the kitchen.

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  • Raspberry Pi helps create a cottage industry of DIY game systems

    Raspberry Pi helps create a cottage industry of DIY game systems

    If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, you were likely amazed when devices like the Nintendo Game Boy and Sega Game Gear came onto the scene, enabling you to play versions of Mario or Sonic on the go.

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  • An open source home automation solution

    An open source home automation solution

    A seamlessly integratable, open-source-software-based, reconfigurable and expandable smart home automation system using a Raspberry Pi 2.

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  • A lesson in wireless engineering from the Raspberry Pi

    A lesson in wireless engineering from the Raspberry Pi

    How did the engineers behind the Raspberry Pi Zero W tackle antenna design, given its compact size, its low cost, and its mission of being usable by even novice computer science students?

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  • Camera slider controls upgrade yields valuable prototyping lessons

    One thing I’ve enjoyed integrating into videos are physically panning shots, taken with a slider. My setup worked well, but the controls were extremely poor.

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  • Hands-on with the OSD3358-SM-RED single-board computer

    Hands-on with the OSD3358-SM-RED single-board computer

    These devices cram up to a 1 GHz processor, ADC, Ethernet capabilities, and 1 GB of DDR2 RAM into an enclosure the size of a nickel.

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  • Raspberry Pi 3 B+ boosts the Pi 3’s processing and communication capabilities

    Raspberry Pi 3 B+ boosts the Pi 3’s processing and communication capabilities

    This year, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has stepped its game up with the Pi Model B+.

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  • Gumstix Alexa Voice Service for Raspberry Pi Compute

    Gumstix Alexa Voice Service for Raspberry Pi Compute

    Designed by Gumstix in Geppetto, and following the Amazon AVS functional design guide, the Chatterbox Pi for the Raspberry Pi CM ($116.00) provides a feature rich development platform for Alexa...

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  • Use stepper motors in your next Arduino MakerPro project

    Use stepper motors in your next Arduino MakerPro project

    When using an Arduino board, DC motors and hobby servos are relatively easy to control, but stepper motors require a bit more electronic fiddling to get working correctly.

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  • Choose the right motor type for your build

    Choose the right motor type for your build

    When working with MCUs and the like, blinking lights and OLED outputs are fun, but to create something that actually moves, your first choice will normally be a DC motor.

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