Hackspace magazine 6: Paper Engineering

HackSpace magazine is back with our brand-new issue 6 , available for you on shop shelves, in your inbox, and on our website right now. Inside Hackspace magazine 6 Paper is probably the first thing you ever used for making, and for good reason: in no other medium can you iterate through 20 designs at the cost of only a few pennies. We’ve roped in Rob Ives to show us how to make a barking paper dog with moveable parts and a cam mechanism. Even better, the magazine includes this free paper automaton for you to make yourself.

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HackSpace magazine 5: Inside Adafruit

There’s a new issue of HackSpace magazine on the shelves today, and as usual it’s full of things to make and do! Adafruit We love making hardware, and we’d also love to turn this hobby into a way to make a living. So in the hope of picking up a few tips, we spoke to the woman behind Adafruit: Limor Fried, aka Ladyada. Adafruit has played a massive part in bringing the maker movement into homes and schools, so we’re chuffed to have Limor’s words of wisdom in the magazine

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Barcode reader for visually impaired shoppers

To aid his mother in reading the labels of her groceries, Russell Grokett linked a laser barcode reader to a Raspberry Pi Zero W to read out the names of scanned item. RASPBERRY PI TALKING BARCODE READER My mom is unable to read labels on grocery items anymore, so I went looking for solutions. After seeing that bar code readers for the blind run many hundreds of dollars, I wanted to see what could be done using a Raspberry Pi and a USB Barcode reader.

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Simulate sand with Adafruit’s newest project

The Ruiz brothers at Adafruit have used Phillip Burgess’s PixieDust code to turn a 64×64 LED Matrix and a Raspberry Pi Zero into an awesome sand toy that refuses to defy the laws of gravity. Here’s how to make your own. BIG LED Sand Toy – Raspberry Pi RGB LED Matrix Simulated LED Sand Physics! These LEDs interact with motion and looks like they’re affect by gravity

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Raspberry Pi Pimoroni pHAT Stack Arrives At Adafruit – Geeky Gadgets

Geeky Gadgets Raspberry Pi Pimoroni pHAT Stack Arrives At Adafruit Geeky Gadgets Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for a way to add a variety of different breakout boards to their next project, may be interested to know that the Raspberry Pi Pimoroni pHAT Stack is now available from the Adafruit online store and offers 6 sets of 2 …

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Raspberry Pi RGB Matrix Bonnet Now Available From Adafruit – Geeky Gadgets

Geeky Gadgets Raspberry Pi RGB Matrix Bonnet Now Available From Adafruit Geeky Gadgets Adafruit has this week announced the arrival of its new Raspberry Pi RGB Matrix Bonnet which is supported by any Raspberry Pi with a 40-pin GPIO header, such as the Zero, Zero W/WH and Pi Model A+, B+, Pi 2 and Pi 3. Unfortunately the RGB Matrix Bonnet …

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Awesome R2-Tea2 Raspberry Pi Teasmade – Geeky Gadgets

Geeky Gadgets Awesome R2-Tea2 Raspberry Pi Teasmade Geeky Gadgets The actual robot was based around the Pi, hooked up to a £12 Adafruit 16-channel PCA9685 PWM/servo driver board and two dual H-bridge motor drivers. As “the budget wasn't huge” for R2‑Tea2, components needed to be cheap or easily sourced. “We had one …

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DIY Raspberry Pi Airplay Boombox – Geeky Gadgets

Geeky Gadgets DIY Raspberry Pi Airplay Boombox Geeky Gadgets The team over at Adafruit have published another great tutorial for those looking to learn more about the Raspberry Pi mini PC, programming and electronics in general. Providing full instructions on how to create your very own Raspberry Pi Airplay ..

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