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$10 Pi Zero W Computer Gets WiFi & Bluetooth [Maker Update #23]

This week on Maker Update: a motion activated bike light, a new, better Raspberry Pi Zero W, a tiny retro Apple II, a stunning animated LED lamp, a time travel TV, e-ink displays, a board for car hacking, and easy fiber optics. SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE.

Project of the Week

I Like To Make Stuff LED Bike Lights

Motion Activated Bike Lighting Prototype by Bob Clagett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oFRJqaXWYk

News

Raspberry Pi Zero W announced
http://makezine.com/2017/02/28/new-raspberry-pi-zero-w-built-in-wifi-and-bluetooth-for-10/
http://hackaday.com/2017/02/28/10-raspberry-pi-zero-w-the-w-means-wifi-bluetooth/
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/02/28/deskofladyada-raspberry_pi-zero-w-is-here-22817-pizerow-adafruit-adafruit-video/

Raspberry Pi Zero W Computer Board
The Raspberry Pi Zero W Computer Board. Photo courtesy of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Projects

Mini Apple II by Chris Larkin
http://makezine.com/2017/02/27/chip-powered-apple-ii-mini/
https://github.com/Cupcakus/AppleIIMini

Mini Apple II by Chris Larkin
Photo and project by Chris Larkin.

Reactive LED Pendant by Martin Cowell
https://www.instructables.com/id/Reactive-Pendant/?ALLSTEPS
http://martincowell.com/pendant/

Reactive LED Pendant by Martin Cowell
Photo and project by by Martin Cowell.

TV Time Machine by Wellington Duraes
https://www.hackster.io/wellington-duraes/tv-time-machine-d11b5f

TV Time Machine by Wellington Duraes
Photo and project by Wellington Duraes.

Tools/Tips

PaPiRus
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/02/23/new-product-papirus-2-7-eink-display-hat-for-raspberry-pi-from-pi-supply/

PaPiRus Pi Hat

Machina
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1029808658/macchina-the-ultimate-tool-for-taking-control-of-y?token=e40d156d

Macchina board

Fiber Optics and Circuit Playground Board
https://learn.adafruit.com/circuit-playground-light-pod/intro-and-setup

Fiber Optic Circuit Playground
Photo and project by Adafruit.

Events

Mission Creek Festival (Iowa City, 4/4-9)
http://missioncreekfestival.com/schedule/workshop-learn-to-solder-with-donald-bell/

2017 Midwest RepRap Festival (Goshen, IN, 3/25-3/26)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-midwest-reprap-festival-mrrf2017-aka-mrrf-tickets-28382784673

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