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February 14, 2018 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Contraptions and QR Coasters [Maker Update #71]

This week on Maker Update, an animated wooden sign, new mesh boards from Particle, 3D printed QR coasters, 3D printing on fabric, and my talk with Jon-A-Tron. This week’s Cool Tool is a Retractable Cardboard Cutter.

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February 13, 2018 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Particle Brings Mesh Networking to DIY IoT Projects

Particle, the company behind the Internet of Things hardware and software platform of the same name, announced three new, low-cost development boards today that make use of mesh network technology. The Arduino-compatible development boards come with either a cellular (LTE/3G/2G) connection, Wi-Fi connection, or a mesh-only option. All three boards are also cable of communicating over Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE).

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February 7, 2018 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Laser Cut Mini Boat [Maker Update #70]

This week on Maker Update, an electric micro boat, an M&M sorting robot, Tinkercad 3.9, measuring with your saw, and the Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend. This week’s Cool tool is the Makita Impact Gold Ultra-Magnetic Bit Holder.

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January 31, 2018 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kerbal Space Program Controller [Maker Update #69]

This week on Maker Update, a virtual rocket controller, a light organ dress, 3D printed detergent hack, and casting with Lego bricks. This week’s Cool Tool is a 5″ Sanding Mouse.

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January 24, 2018 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nintendo’s Cardboard Kits [Maker Update #68]

This week on Maker Update, a 3D printed thermal camera, Nintendo Switch gets making with Labo, an 8-note harp with only one string, Scratch 3.0, and making CNC designs by hand. This week’s Cool Tool is the Neiko Mini Ratcheting Screwdriver.

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January 17, 2018 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

LED Pixel Physics [Maker Update #67]

This week on Maker Update, simulated gravity pixels, the HowToons Kalimba kit, an automata art bike mashup, and building your own B-MO. This week’s Cool Tool is the DeWalt Right Angle Attachment.

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January 10, 2018 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Asus Tinker Board S [Maker Update #66]

This week on Maker Update, an interactive music ring, the Asus Tinker Board S, Google’s Vision kit for Raspberry Pi, and a servo movement recorder. This week’s Cool Tool is 3M SandBlaster Ultra Flexible Sanding Sheets.

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December 20, 2017 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Favorite Projects of 2017 [Maker Update #65]

This week on Maker Update, I’ll take a look back at some of my favorite projects from 2017 and show you a cordless hot glue gun for hot glue on the go. This week’s Cool Tool is a Ryobi Cordless Glue Gun.

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December 13, 2017 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Selfie Bot [Maker Update #64]

This week on Maker Update, an adorable robot wants to take your selfie, a future-proof charging dock, two new types of NeoPixel, and rolling your own coin cell pack. Our Cool Tool is a Klutch angle grinder stand.

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