Month: January 2019

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K40 Gets A Leg Up With Open Source Z Table

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If you’ve done even the most cursory research into buying a laser cutter, you’ve certainly heard of the K40. Usually selling for around $400 USD online, …

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Electronics Manufacturing

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If you want to build hundreds of a thing (and let’s face it, you do) now is a magical time to do it. Scale manufacturing has never …

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Linux Fu: Easier File Watching

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In an earlier installment of Linux Fu, I mentioned how you can use inotifywait to efficiently watch for file system changes. The comments had a lot of …

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3D Print That Charging Dock For Your 3DS

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The Switch is the new hotness and everyone wants Nintendo’s new portable gaming rig nestled in a dock next to their TV, but what about Nintendo’s …

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AI on Raspberry Pi with the Intel Neural Compute Stick

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I’ve always been fascinated by AI and machine learning. Google TensorFlow offers tutorials and has been on my ‘to-learn’ list since it was first released, although …

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Raspberry Pi Counts Down to the Last Bitcoin

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Even though it might appear to be pretend Internet money, by design, there are a finite number of Bitcoins available. In the same way that the …

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This Is A Kickstarter For None More Black

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Vantablack is the darkest pigment ever created, capable of absorbing 99.96% of visible light. If you cover something in Vantablack, it turns into a black hole. …

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This Satellite Finder Can Watch Amateur TV

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Setting up satellite dishes can be a finicky business. To aid in the alignment of these precision antennas, satellite finders are often used which can display …

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This 3D Printer Is Soft On Robots

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It always seems to us that the best robots mimic things that are alive. For an example look no further than the 3D printed mesh structures …

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Recover Data From Damaged Chips

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Not every computer is a performance gaming rig. Some of us need cheap laptops and tablets for simple Internet browsing or word processing, and we don’t …