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Asus Tinker Board Challenges Raspberry Pi [Maker Update #18]

This week on Maker Update: the classic bristlebot gets an upgrade, Eagle CAD drops a bomb, ASUS takes on Raspberry Pi, musical domes, hacked Furbys, vape tech, and Chi-town gets a big ol’ Maker Faire.  

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Project of the Week

Light-sensing Bristlebot (Bristlebotics)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sensing-Bristlebot/

News

Eagle Subscription
http://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/blog/the-new-eagle-subscription-has-landed/
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/20/autodesk-moves-eaglecad-to-subscription-model/

ASUS Tinker Board
http://hackaday.com/2017/01/21/a-motherboard-manufacturers-take-on-a-raspberry-pi-competitor/
http://cpc.farnell.com/asus/90mb0qy1-m0eay0/tinker-board-2gb-1-8ghz-4k-gb/dp/SC14363

Projects

Interactive Geodesic Dome (Jon Bumstead)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Geodesic-LED-Dome/
Furby Hack (Jeija)
http://hackaday.com/2017/01/21/taking-control-of-your-furby/

Tools/Tips

Ben Lights ITP100
https://www.instagram.com/blight_design/
Vape Hardware Breakdown
https://www.sparkfun.com/news/2277?
Sparkfun Haptic Motor Driver
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14031?
Domerama
http://www.domerama.com/

Maker Faires

January 27 + 28, 2017 Perpignan Mini Maker Faire Perpignan
January 28, 2017 Caguas Mini Maker Faire Caguas, Puerto Rico
April 22 + 23, Chicago Maker Faire http://makerfaire.com/chicago/

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