3D Printed Mac Pi

3dmacWe have seen many items 3D printed items, but it is not very often that you see people print their own computer. The 3D Printed Mac Pi is a unique 3D printing project that actually houses a Raspberry Pi and a 2.8” TFT display.

It may have a tiny display, but it isn’t weak. It is capable of emulating Mac OS 7 to run old Mac Apps. The open-source design is free to download and modify, so you can try your hand at making one if you are in need of a project.
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Raspberry Pi DIY Desktop Arcade Cabinet Kit Now Available For $160

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If you are looking for a project to keep you busy this weekend and enjoy playing retro arcade games, you might be interested in this Raspberry Pi powered mini arcade cabinet kit which is now available to purchase for $160.

The Raspberry Pi desktop arcade cabinet kit contains everything you need to build your own mini arcade cabinet and comes supplied with a Raspberry Pi model B board and PiTFT Mini Kit 320 x 240 2.8″ TFT Touchscreen.

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Raspberry Pi AR/VR Powered Smart Cap DIY Project Unveiled (video)

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Arvind Sanjeev has this week unveiled a new project he has been working on which combines a baseball cap and the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC to create a wearable computer system complete with screen.

If you cannot afford to purchase the new range of Google Glass eyewear which is priced at around $1,500 you might be interested in this DIY project which creates an augmented reality and virtual reality headset for less than $80. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Smart Cap project and see it in action.

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LEGO Drone Kit Capable Of Carrying A GoPro Action Camera (video)

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Lego fans that enjoy building constructions using the iconic bricks might be interested in this new Lego drone kit, which is launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website this week.

The Lego drone kits can provide just the mechanics for you to provide the Lego bricks or can be purchased as a complete drone kit which includes all the Lego bricks and assembly instructions.

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Arduino GPS Map Navigation System

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Makers, hobbyists and developers that enjoy building projects using the Arduino platform might be interested in this awesome Arduino GPS Map Navigation System which was being built by Kathy Yang.

The Arduino GPS system uses an Arduino UNO, GPS, SD card, TFT, GPS map navigation system and has been built to provide users with real-time position information via GPS which is then displayed on your desired map.

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Raspberry Pi Helmet Camera And GPS Plotter (video)

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Makers looking for a new projects to use with their Raspberry Pi mini PC might enjoy this awesome helmet camera and GPS logging and plotter system that has been created by Martin O’Hanlon.

The Helmet camera system is power by a Raspberry Pi and was specifically designed to capture Martin’s exploits while snowboarding and is capable of capturing speed, altitude and temperature, as well as record video footage.

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Ceramic 3D Printer Built For $700 Based On Delta Design (video)

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Johnathan Keep has unveiled a new ceramic 3D printer he has built which cost around $700 and is capable of printing using a clay medium rather than the more traditional plastic filament, metals or plastic pellets.

The design of the ceramic 3D printer has been based on the Delta style of 3D printers currently available and has been modified using parts from a Techcon Systems dispensing gun to create the clay extruder. Watch the video after the jump to learn more and see the clay printing 3D printer in action.

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Power Your Raspberry Pi Via Ethernet With New PoE Adaptor Board

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Anyone who enjoys building electronic projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi single board mini PC. Might be interested to know that this week Silvertel the UK-based manufacturer has released a circuit and PCB layout for a new 5V PoE adapter board.

The 5V PoE adapter board enables you to power your Raspberry Pi over Ethernet and the documents provide you with a list of all the components you will require to purchase to construct your PoE splitter board.

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RasPiO Portsplus 2 Port ID Board For The Raspberry Pi Model B+

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Hobbyists, makers and developers looking for Port iD board to make using the Raspberry Pi Model B+ single board mini PC even more enjoyable might be interested in the new device launched this week called the RasPiO Portsplus 2.

The RasPiO Portsplus 2 has been designed for the new Raspberry Pi B+ and provides handy labelling for the ports removing the need for youth count the pins every time you would like to make a connection.

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3D Printed Oculus Rift Style DIY Virtual Reality Headset (video)

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If you have a 3D printer and fancy creating your very own Oculus Rift style 3D printed virtual reality headset you might be interested in a new tutorial which has been created by the team at Adafruit.

The design of the DIY virtual reality headset is similar to that of the VR2GO mobile viewer and is made up of a number of components including a 5.6″ Display, 9-DOF IMU Breakout board and a Arduino Micro board. Check out the video after the jump to learn more.

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The TI-Pi An Awesome Raspberry Pi Powered TI-99/4A (video)

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Makers and developers that enjoy building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi single board minicomputer, are sure to enjoy this new creation which has used the Raspberry Pi to power a TI-99/4A which has now been aptly named the TI-Pi.

The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A was one of the first home computers and was released way back in 1981 and was the predecessor to the popular Commodore 64.

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