FRED-209 Nerf gun tank

David Pride, known to many of you as an active member of our maker community, has done it again! His FRED-209 build combines a Nerf gun, 3D printing, a Raspberry Pi Zero, and robotics to make one neat remotely controlled Nerf tank. FRED-209 – 3D printed Raspberry Pi Nerf Tank Uploaded by David Pride on 2017-09-17. A Nerf gun for FRED-209 David says he worked on FRED-209 over the summer in order to have some fun with Nerf guns, which weren’t around when he was a kid

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3D print your own Rubik’s Cube Solver

Why use logic and your hands to solve a Rubik’s Cube, when you could 3D print your own Rubik’s Cube Solver and thus avoid overexerting your fingers and brain cells? Here to help you with this is Otvinta ‘s new robotic make: Fully 3D-Printed Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot This 3D-printed Raspberry PI-powered Rubik’s Cube solving robot has everything any serious robot does — arms, servos, gears, vision, artificial intelligence and a task to complete.

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Hunting for life on Mars assisted by high-altitude balloons

Will bacteria-laden high-altitude balloons help us find life on Mars? Today’s eclipse should bring us closer to an answer. image c/o NASA / Ames Research Center / Tristan Caro The Eclipse Ballooning Project Having learned of the Eclipse Ballooning Project set to take place today across the USA, a team at NASA couldn’t miss the opportunity to harness the high-flying project for their own experiments.

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Michael Reeves and the ridiculous Subscriber Robot

At the beginning of his new build’s video, YouTuber Michael Reeves discusses a revelation he had about why some people don’t subscribe to his channel: The real reason some people don’t subscribe is that when you hit this button, that’s all, that’s it, it’s done. It’s not special, it’s not enjoyable. So how do we make subscribing a fun, enjoyable process?

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Thomas and Ed become a RealLifeDoodle on the ISS

Thanks to the very talented  sooperdavid , creator of some of the wonderful animations known as RealLifeDoodles, Thomas Pesquet and Astro Pi Ed have been turned into one of the cutest videos on the internet. space pi – Create, Discover and Share Awesome GIFs on Gfycat Watch space pi GIF by sooperdave on Gfycat.

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Tijuana Rick’s 1969 Wurlitzer Jukebox revitalisation

After Tijuana Rick’s father-in-law came by a working 1969 Wurlitzer 3100 jukebox earlier this year, he and Tijuana Rick quickly realised they lacked the original 45s to play on it. When they introduced a Raspberry Pi 3 into the mix, this was no longer an issue. 1969 Wurlitzer 3100 Restored and retrofitted Jukebox with Arduino and Raspberry Pi Tijuana Rick Yes, I shall be referring to Rick as Tijuana Rick throughout this blog post.

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Scratch 2.0: all-new features for your Raspberry Pi

We’re very excited to announce that Scratch 2.0 is now available as an offline app for the Raspberry Pi! This new version of Scratch allows you to control the Pi’s GPIO (General Purpose Input and Output) pins, and offers a host of other exciting new features. Offline accessibility The most recent update to Raspbian includes the app, which makes Scratch 2.0 available offline on the Raspberry Pi. This is great news for clubs and classrooms, where children can now use Raspberry Pis instead of connected laptops or desktops to explore block-based programming and physical computing

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Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo join forces

We’ve got some great news to share today: the Raspberry Pi Foundation is joining forces with the CoderDojo Foundation, in a merger that will give many more young people all over the world new opportunities to learn how to be creative with technology. CoderDojo is a global network of coding clubs for kids from seven to 17

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Weaponising a teddy bear

At primary school, I loved my Tamagotchi: it moved, it beeped, it was almost like I could talk to it! Nowadays, kids can actually have conversations with their toys, and some toys are IoT devices, capable of accessing online services or of interacting with people via the Internet.

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