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CNC Garden Pods & Wi-Fi Weather Panels [Maker Update #22]

This week on Maker Update we have an open source garden pod, weather over Wi-Fi, DIY night vision, measuring tape mods, and Wookiee treats. Plus, a $10,000 maker contest from the Infosys Foundation and two Maker Faires. Subscribe on YouTube.

Project of the Week

The Open Source Growroom by Space10
https://medium.com/space10-the-farm/space10-open-sources-the-growroom-aa7ca6621715#.rh1o2bqd8
https://www.space10.io/
https://github.com/space10-community/the-growroom

Space10's Growroom Pod
Image and project by Space10.
CNC Plywood cut pieces for Garden Grow Room
Image and project by Space10.
Space 10 Garden Grow Room Pod photo
Image and project by Space10.

News

MakerBot Layoffs
https://www.makerbot.com/media-center/2017/02/15/makerbot-long-term-goals
http://hackaday.com/2017/02/16/more-layoffs-at-makerbot/
https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/15/makerbot-lays-off-30-of-its-staff-as-companys-scope-narrows/
http://fortune.com/2017/02/15/makerbot-3d-printing-layoffs/

How 3D Printing Is Saving Rare and Priceless Cars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwFspzVGUF4

Projects

The WiFi Weather Display with ESP8266 by Becky Stern
https://www.instructables.com/id/WiFi-Weather-Display-With-ESP8266/

Wi-Fi Weather Display using ESP8266
Photo and project by Becky Stern.

3D Printed Digital Night Vision (The OpenScope) by MattGyver92
https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Digital-Night-Vision-The-OpenScope/

DIY 3D printed Night Vision Scope
Image and project by MattGyver92.
3D model of DIY Night Vision Scope
Image and project by MattGyver92.

Tools/Tips

Measuring Tape Mods via MAKE:
http://makezine.com/2017/02/17/tips-of-the-week-measuring-tape-mods-mold-making-vinyl-testing/
https://youtu.be/gZV92wGPqTA

Fixit Sammo's measuring tape pencil hack

Stereographic Picture Projectors
https://www.thingiverse.com/glitchpudding/collections/stereoprojection

Photo of 3D printed stereographic projector
Image and project by Volker Schuller

BuildTak Spatula
http://amzn.to/2kIzHN0
http://kk.org/cooltools/buildtak-spatula/

Laura, Cris and Linn Tips and Hacks
Laura: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj7Tbm_4548
Cris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azx4Bf2Hnow
Linn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWbGMAPg2uk

Adam Savage Wookiee Bandolier
https://youtu.be/1gJ4_Hc17cM

Contests Ending Soon

Infy Maker Awards (Deadline 2/28)
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/02/19/infymakers-makers-wanted-infymakers-whyimake/

Maker Faires 

February 25, 2017 Kalispell Mini Maker Faire Kalispell, Montana
February 28, 2017 Ankara Mini Maker Faire Ankara, Turkey

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