November 9, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Let’s Hack Alexa into a Fish [Maker Update #10]

This week on Maker Update: making your own Alexa-Powered Billy Bass, the rise of the modular swarm bots, DIY candy dispensers, 3D printed Thanksgiving accessories, and a good excuse for a blow torch.

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-=-=Show Notes=-=-

Project of the Week
Alexa BillyBass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4ODE7A5bQk
https://www.facebook.com/hdadd/posts/10157625072175265

Pi Zero Alexa
https://community.makezine.com/share/nick-brewer/vintage-intercom-echo-5d90bd?ref=platform&ref_id=18265_trending___&offset=24

Hands-Free Alexa Pi
https://www.hackster.io/amit-jotwani/hands-free-alexa-on-raspberry-pi-677713

Billy Bass Animatronics
http://www.instructables.com/id/Budget-Animatronics-Free-Billy/

News
Dtto wins Hackaday Prize
http://hackaday.com/2016/11/05/dtto-explorer-modular-robot-wins-2016-hackaday-prize/
https://hackaday.io/project/9976-dtto-explorer-modular-robot

‘Zooids’ are Open-Source, Open-Hardware ‘Bots for ‘Swarm User Interfaces’
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/11/07/zooids-are-open-source-open-hardware-bots-for-swarm-user-interfaces/
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2984511.2984547
https://github.com/ShapeLab/SwarmUI

Projects
Dam Dam Candy Dispenser
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1864706

Tools/Tips
Collar Stays
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:79843
https://twitter.com/MattStultz/status/795464087815786496

Thanksgiving Collection
https://www.thingiverse.com/glitchpudding/collections/thanksgiving/page:5

Brazing Aluminum
http://hackaday.com/2016/11/04/brazing-aluminum/

Make Something Brazing Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtvOkI_pvMI

Shoutout
Thanks Gareth and Boing Boing
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/03/stay-abreast-of-all-things-diy.html

Maker Faires
http://makerfaire.com/map/

Shasta County Mini Maker Faire Redding, California USA
Akron Mini Maker Faire Akron, Ohio USA
Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire Poughkeepsie, New York USA
Houston Mini Maker Faire Houston, Texas USA

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