Category Archives: Maker

Sinclair ZX81 plus Raspberry Pi and Arduino retrofitting project

Well, this project really deserves our attention! Blogger Smittytone recently published part I of his a href=”http://smittytone.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/the-sinclair-zx81-a-raspberry-pi-retro-restyle-part-1/” title=”Sinclair ZX81 Raspberry Pi Arduino” target=”_blank”>”Sinclair ZX81 reviving“ project using a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino. In a nutshell: the Raspberry Pi works … Continue reading

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A 3D-printed mechanical computer with punch-cards

Chris Fenton created a little marvel putting together some cool skills about 3D Printing, basic computing knowledge and a lot of creativity. His Turbo Entabulator is made of (mostly) 3D-printed parts and performs basic computational tasks… mechanically: it’s something that … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi FM transmitter: one short wire and a radio let you broadcast WAV files (Vine footage included)

Another Raspberry Pi project: how to turn RPi into an FM transmitter? Imperial College Robotics Society released this Python code that streams a simple (44.1 KHz, mono, 16 bit) audio WAV file into FM. How to prepare this recipe: download … Continue reading

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Cubelets: the modular robotics you’ve been missing!

Make Magazine is always a great source of inspiration for tinkering-oriented people like me. In this post, Make introduces the Cubelets from ModRobotics: a great educational tool for kids and adults alike! Just like Lego, but with some brain too! … Continue reading

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A $25 computer? Meet the Rasperry Pi: that little device that could be the one!

It’s tiny, slow and cost $25 – yet it still runs Linux. No, it’s not you grandfather ’486 you’re so eager to revive with some fancy distro of Linux. It’s the Raspberry Pi: the first – ever – attempt to … Continue reading

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Collab: a collaborative workspace in Manhattan – probably the best workplace ever

The folks at MakeZine published this video showing Collab, a Manhattan-based workspace where co-working is a common practice. I’m a long-time fan of co-working and have been following co-working expert Massimo Carraro and his CoWO project growing up, so I’m … Continue reading

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Maker Holography Kit – and some how-to about holograms

Make is an ever-surprising source of inspiration! This time is about holography – and an under $ 100 kit should get all of us making holograms at home, albeit quite small and not so detailed… (but what the heck: it’s … Continue reading

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