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Pi Panda Cams and Laser Lightsabers [Maker Update #25]

This week on Maker Update. A laser-powered lightsaber, a new 3D printer feature, rock music with actual rocks, Pi panda cam, high-tech ro-sham-bo, and why I’m building a Hello Kitty car. SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE 

Project of the Week

Laser-powered Lightsaber by Scott McIndoe
https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-powered-Light-Saber/

DIY Laser Powered Lightsaber
Photo and project by Scott McIndoe.

News

Prusa/Slicr variable layer height
http://www.prusaprinters.org/smooth-variable-layer-height-awesome-supports-slic3r-prusa-edition/

Sample prints from Prusa Research
Image by Prusa Research.

More Projects

Mechanical Xylophone by neilmendoza
https://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Xylophone/
http://www.neilmendoza.com/

Rock Back electro musical installation by Neil Mendoza.
Project by Neil Mendoza.

Pi Panda Cam
https://github.com/Zipcar/zipcar-pi-zero-guide/blob/master/projects/panda-cam-monitor.md

Camera feed for the San Diego Zoo:
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/panda-cam

San Diego Giant Panda Bear Camera Feed
Panda photo courtesy of the San Diego Zoo Giant Panda Cam.

Tools/Tips

Spark Fun Roshamglo board
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14130
https://twitter.com/Hacksterio/status/841030029836484609

SparkFun RoShamGlo board
Board and photo by SparkFun.

GoKart Crowdfunding
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kitty-grabs-back-electric-gokart-racing/x/16196059#/

Kitty Grabs Back chassis.
A recent photo of the custom built car chassis for the Kitty Grabs Back.

Contests Ending Soon

Build a Tool
https://www.instructables.com/contest/bat2017/

Sensors
https://www.instructables.com/contest/sensors2017/

Papercraft
https://www.instructables.com/contest/papercraft2017/

Events

Maker Faires
Grenoble France
Reston, Virginia USA
Dillingen-Saar Germany

Hackaday Unconference in SF, LA & Chicago
http://hackaday.com/2017/03/13/hackaday-unconference-this-saturday-in-triplicate/

Hackaday Unconference

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