HackSpace magazine 4: the wearables issue

Big things are afoot in the world of HackSpace magazine ! This month we’re running our first special issue, with wearables projects throughout the magazine. Moreover, we’re giving away our first subscription gift free to all 12-month print subscribers . Lastly, and most importantly, we’ve made the cover EXTRA SHINY! Prepare your eyeballs — it’s HackSpace magazine issue 4! Wearables In this issue, we’re taking an in-depth look at wearable tech.

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Barbot 4: the bartending Grandfather clock

Meet Barbot 4, the drink-dispensing Grandfather clock who knows when it’s time to party. Barbot 4. Grandfather Time (first video of cocktail robot) The first introduction to my latest barbot – this time made inside a grandfather clock.

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Build a Binary Clock with engineerish

Standard clocks with easily recognisable numbers are so last season. Who wants to save valuable seconds simply telling the time, when a series of LEDs and numerical notation can turn every time query into an adventure in mathematics

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Journeying with green sea turtles and the Arribada Initiative

Today, a guest post: Alasdair Davies, co-founder of Naturebytes, ZSL London’s Conservation Technology Specialist and Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, shares the work of the Arribada Initiative. The project uses the Raspberry Pi Zero and camera module to follow the journey of green sea turtles.

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Stretch for PCs and Macs, and a Raspbian update

Today, we are launching the first Debian Stretch release of the Raspberry Pi Desktop for PCs and Macs, and we’re also releasing the latest version of Raspbian Stretch for your Pi. For PCs and Macs When we released our custom desktop environment on Debian for PCs and Macs last year , we were slightly taken aback by how popular it turned out to be. We really only created it as a result of one of those “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” conversations we sometimes have in the office, so we were delighted by the Pi community’s reaction

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Ultimate 3D printer control with OctoPrint

Control and monitor your 3D printer remotely with a Raspberry Pi and OctoPrint. Timelapse of OctoPrint Ornament Printed on a bq Witbox STL file can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:191635 OctoPrint is located here: http://www.octoprint.org 3D printing Whether you have a 3D printer at home or use one at your school or local makerspace, it’s fair to assume you’ve had a failed print or two in your time

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Physical computing blocks at Maker Faire New York

At events like Maker Faire New York, we love offering visitors the chance to try out easy, inviting, and hands-on activities, so we teamed up with maker Ben Light to create interactive physical computing blocks. Raspberry Blocks FINAL In response to the need for hands-on, easy and inviting activities at events such as Maker Faire New York, we teamed up with maker Ben Light to create our interactive physical computing blocks.

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Computing in schools: the report card

Today the Royal Society published After the Reboot , a report card on the state of computing education in UK schools. It’s a serious piece of work, published with lots of accompanying research and data, and well worth a read if you care about these issues (which, if you’re reading this blog, I guess you do)

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The Pi Hut’s 3D Xmas Tree pre-order

We appreciate it’s only October, but hear us out. The Pi Hut’s 3D Xmas Tree is only available for pre-order until the 15th, and we’d hate for you to find out about it too late. So please share in a few minutes of premature Christmas cheer as we introduce you to this gorgeous kit.

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