Category Archives: RaspberryPi

Nice $10 RPi clone comes with a built in display

Pretty neat clone, it has a built in display and is like a RPI Pico. The issue I have with clones like this is support can be a bit spotty, and not very long term. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-pico-alternative-gets-a-screen

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Another porch pirate preventor build

This time from a Canadian, who tried to build a prevention instead of the revenge based ones. I like the logic he put in to determine if a package was dropped off and to arm the system. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-package-security-system

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Pi Zero to arcade games

The author goes over an adaptor board, called PiTrex, that can act as an interface between the old arcade standup game systems and a PiZero. Interesting idea. https://www.hackster.io/news/open-source-pitrex-boards-put-a-raspberry-pi-zero-into-a-vintage-vectrex-games-console-dca10ae86c7d

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Another Kinetic Sand Art Table

Another nice build. I like how the parts are all 3D printed so you do not need to make any custom stuff. I like how he uses fake leather as a buffer between the magnet and the steel ball to … Continue reading

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One fancy 3D printed camera motion control rig

Wow this is one complex build. Not so sure I would make this one, even if my printer could print the larger parts. Nice to watch the build thought.

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Making a smart buoy

Nice build, the author designed this to help with monitoring in the ocean. But I could see it being used in things like ponds and lakes too. It uses an RPi too.

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Author uses a RPi to make a decent thermo camera

Using a $60 thermo camera and a $15 dollar display, oh and a RaspberryPi of course, the author builds a cheap thermo camera. Me, I have seen the FILR’s go down to $150, so I think I would buy that … Continue reading

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Interesting 3D printed Biology projects

The project, Poseidon project by California Institute of Technology, has som e pretty cool builds. It includes a 3D printed digital microscope, and a 3D printed syringe pump. They use arduino’s for controllers.

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Nice write up on a CNC buil

The author used a kit called the ARCO Openbuilds CNC, which seems to be a pre prepped kit for the hardware part of the CNC, but you have to put it together, and add in the drill/laser/etc etc. Interesting build … Continue reading

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friend lights

Basically a set of lights that are connected to the net, and can sync colors with eachother. Interesting build, could be nice with kids these days. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Long-Distance-Best-Friend-Lights/

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