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  • Fancy making a motion-tracking eye in a jar? June 22, 2018
    Using motion detection and a Raspberry Pi Zero W, Lukas Stratmann has produced this rather creepy moving eye in a jar. And with a little bit of, ahem, dissection, you can too! Floating Eye in a Jar With Motion Tracking Made for an Arts seminar I attended for my General Studies, i.e. classes not organized […]
    Alex Bate
  • HackSpace magazine 8: Raspberry Pi <3 Arduino June 21, 2018
    Arduino is officially brilliant. It’s the perfect companion for your Raspberry Pi, opening up new possibilities for robotics, drones and all sorts of physical computing projects. In HackSpace magazine issue 8  we’re taking a look at what’s going on on planet Arduino, and how it can make our world better. This little board and its […]
    Andrew Gregory
  • How to build a competiton-ready Raspberry Pi robot June 20, 2018
    With the recent announcement of the 2019 Pi Wars dates, we’ve collected some essential online resources to help you get started in the world of competitive robots. Robotics 101 Before you can strap chainsaws and flamethrowers to your robot, you need to learn some basics. Sorry. As part of our mission to put digital making […]
    Alex Bate
  • Using E Ink displays with a Raspberry Pi June 19, 2018
    Are you interested in using an E Ink display in your next Raspberry Pi project? Let us help you get started! E Ink displays E Ink displays are accessible, they don’t need a lot of power, and they can display content without any power connection whatsoever — think Amazon Kindle if you’ve only a vague […]
    Alex Bate
  • A working original Doctor Who K-9 prop June 18, 2018
    When Abertay University purchased some unwanted Doctor Who props from the BBC in 2011, they could never have known that their future computer science student Gary Taylor would transform a water-damaged robot corpse into a working K-9, the cutest (and snarkiest) of all the Doctor’s companions. K-9 If you’re unfamiliar with Doctor Who, you may […]
    Alex Bate
  • Echoing the Newcastle of yesteryear with Pi-powered whistles June 15, 2018
    Artist Steve Messam is celebrating the North of England’s historic role in railway innovation with 16 Raspberry Pi–controlled steam engine whistles around the city of Newcastle. The Great Exhibition of the North The Great Exhibition of the North is a summer-long celebration of the pioneering spirit of the North of England. Running over 80 days, […]
    Alex Bate
  • Build your own Star Wars droid June 14, 2018
    It is a truth universally acknowledged…that everyone wants their own Star Wars droid. If you’re now thinking “No, not me!”, then you obviously haven’t met the right droid yet. But Patrick ‘PatchBOTS‘ Stefanski has, and that droid is L3-37 from the newly released Solo: A Star Wars Story. https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--wqoXUUO_--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/kkievcldzgek3aebdx6f.mp4 Release the droids Visit your local maker […]
    Alex Bate
  • Look who’s coming to Raspberry Fields 2018! June 13, 2018
    For those that don’t yet know, Raspberry Fields is the all-new community festival of digital making we’re hosting in Cambridge, UK on 30 June and 1 July 2018! It will be a chance for people of all ages and skill levels to have a go at getting creative with tech! Raspberry Fields is a celebration […]
    Helen Drury
  • Build your own Arthur satellite dish for tracking the ISS June 12, 2018
    Construct a 3D paper model of the iconic Arthur satellite dish that notifies you whenever the International Space Station passes overhead! Project_Arthur Project_Arthur is a fun project allowing you to construct a 3d paper model of the Antenna 1 dish called Arthur from Goonhilly. The model will track the location of the ISS (International Space […]
    Alex Bate
  • Archimedes, the Google AIY Projects Vision familiar June 11, 2018
    hackster.io‘s ‘resident hardware nerd’ Alex Glow has gifted the world of makers with Archimedes, a shoulder-mounted owl that judges your emotions using the Google AIY Project Vision Kit. Say Hi to Archimedes – the AI Robot Owl Say hi to Archimedes – the robot owl with a Google AIY brain. Built with Raspberry Pi + […]
    Alex Bate