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DIY Overwatch Blaster & Star Wars Interfaces [Maker Update #16]

This week on Maker Update! A sonic blaster from Overwatch, the Arduino reconciliation gets real, the BBC Microbit crosses the pond, the demise of 123D, another LED Nixie to consider, 3D printed Amazon Echo accessories, a study Star Wars user interfaces, and upcoming contests from Instructables. SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE

Project of the Week

John Park’s Overwatch Lucio Blaster
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/12/28/overwatch-lucios-prop-blaster-build-final-video-adafruit-johnedgarpark/

News

New Arduino IDE 1.8.0 for all boards
https://blog.arduino.cc/2016/12/23/new-ide-for-all-arduino-boards/
BBC Microbit in US
http://makezine.com/2016/12/21/bbc-microbit-coming-adafruit/
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3362
123D Shutdown
http://blog.123dapp.com/2016/12/important-news-about-the-next-chapter

Other Projects

Nixie Pipe
http://engineer.john-whittington.co.uk/2016/12/nixie-pipe-modern-day-led-nixie-tube/

Tools/Tips

3D Printed Echo Accessories
https://www.thingiverse.com/glitchpudding/collections/echo/page:1
Adafruits Best Sellers 2016
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/03/adafruits-top-10-bestselling-products-of-2016-adafruittopten/
Star Wars UI
http://starwarsui.tumblr.com/
https://vimeo.com/117300611

Contests Ending Soon

http://www.instructables.com/contest/

First Time 1/16
http://www.instructables.com/contest/firsttimeauthors2016/
3D Printing 1/23
http://www.instructables.com/contest/designnowhourofmake/
Homemade Gifts 1/23
http://www.instructables.com/contest/homemadegifts2016/
Arduino 1/23
http://www.instructables.com/contest/arduino2016/
Make Noise 1/30
http://www.instructables.com/contest/makenoise/
Remix 1/30
http://www.instructables.com/contest/remix2016/

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