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Tag: Open Source

DIY Dorkpod Is the Dorkiest Way to Get Around

DIY Dorkpod Is the Dorkiest Way to Get Around
As the name suggests, the Dorkpod looks pretty dorky. It’s designed to transport dorks to and fro and is available in a variety of options for makers of any skill level. It comes from Tinkersmiths Makerspace…

Bundle Deal: Raspberry Pi 3 Complete LCD Display Kit

Bundle Deal: Raspberry Pi 3 Complete LCD Display Kit
Get everything you need to create useful projects using the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with this special hardware bundle. Of particular note is the 7″ SainSmart LCD touchscreen, and on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Here’s…
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Tesla Model S Activated via Amazon Echo: I Need Ya Buddy!

Tesla Model S Activated via Amazon Echo: I Need Ya Buddy!
There are various features of Tesla’s cars that can be activated using mobile apps. If you have a compatible garage door opener, you can even have a Tesla vehicle enter or exit your garage with just…

DIY Synesthesia Mask Releases Scents Based on Color: I Smell Trees of Green

DIY Synesthesia Mask Releases Scents Based on Color: I Smell Trees of Green
Synesthesia is a rare condition wherein a sensory input consistently activates multiple senses or emotions. Some synesthetes see colors when they see a particular letter or number. Others have their sense of taste activated when they…

Modeling Clay Electronics Kit for Kids: Squishy Circuits

Modeling Clay Electronics Kit for Kids: Squishy Circuits
You might not know it, but Play-Doh and similarly made modeling clay are conductive, which makes them a great way to introduce electronics to kids. Squishy Circuits has kits and recipes for both conductive and insulating…

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI
It’s becoming increasingly clear to makers that single board computers and the DIY devices based on them need control interfaces that are simpler and faster to use than desktop peripherals or even full-on PCs. Pičugins Arsenijs…

UDOO X86 Intel PC with Arduino 101: Double Board Computer

UDOO X86 Intel PC with Arduino 101: Double Board Computer
UDOO makes some of the most popular Arduino-compatible development boards. Now the company is branching out with a dev board that can run desktop operating systems. But the UDOO X86 doesn’t just have Intel inside, it…

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX
We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used as the basis for a normal-sized laptop, but maker Node managed to cram a Pi 2, a keyboard and a 3.5″ touchscreen into a case that’s roughly the size of…

WebTorrent Desktop Streaming Torrent Client: Peer-to-Play

WebTorrent Desktop Streaming Torrent Client: Peer-to-Play
You may know programmer Feross Aboukhadijeh from his real-time YouTube search page YouTube Instant. But Feross has been working on something much bigger called WebTorrent. It’s a JavaScript torrent client for web browsers that uses WebRTC,…

3D Printed Baby Rattle Sword: ExPLAlibur

3D Printed Baby Rattle Sword: ExPLAlibur
Thingiverse member Targ was inspired by a fellow designer dutchmogul’s 3D printed rattle mace and made a pair of sword rattles for his baby. Each sword is made of five pieces. Targ printed all of them…

WiCAM Coin-sized Wireless Camera: GoPetite

WiCAM Coin-sized Wireless Camera: GoPetite
Set and forget cameras like action cameras and dash cams expanded the applications of video cameras. But action cameras can be pricey, while dash cams are not versatile. If you’re looking for a cheap, user-friendly and…

Deal: VoCore Mini Linux Computer with Dock

Deal: VoCore Mini Linux Computer with Dock
This teensy computer is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It’s perfect for projects where you want an embedded computer, but don’t have room to spare. The VoCore Mini Linux Computer runs…

Open Source Plastic Recycling Machines: Precious Plastic

Open Source Plastic Recycling Machines: Precious Plastic
You might remember Dave Hakkens as the man who popularized the idea of modular smartphones with his Phonebloks concept. He’s back with another environment-friendly movement, and this time he has a more concrete solution. Together with…

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire
The Internet of Things isn’t just about connecting your garage door to your car or your fridge to Amazon. It can also be about connecting your smartphone to a flamethrower, as SparkFun’s Nick Poole shows in…

CowTech Ciclop 3D Scanner: The One-eyed Scan is Cheap

CowTech Ciclop 3D Scanner: The One-eyed Scan is Cheap
Three years ago I used one of my cooler puns on the Photon 3D scanner, which I called cheap because you could snag it from its crowdfunding campaign for $390 (USD). CowTech Engineering’s $99 Ciclop 3D…

Virtual Partner for Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: Still Alive

Virtual Partner for Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: Still Alive
Steel Crate Games’ bomb defusal party game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (KTANE) was one of the first popular killer apps for virtual reality headsets. Now available via Steam and the Humble Store, the game no…
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