RetroPi Raspberry Pi Emulator In-Car Console System

Raspberry Pi Emulator

Makers and hobbyists that enjoy building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi single board computer might be interested in a new project published over on the Instructables website that provides instructions on how to create a Raspberry Pi Emulator in-car console.

The Raspberry Pi Emulator or RetroPi as it has been named, was created by Instructable’s member MoTinkerGNome and uses a Raspberry Pi B+, 3W class d amplifier together with a 5 inch TFT screen complete with mini driver HDMI purchased from Adafruit, all housed in a Pelican 1050 dry box.

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3D Stuffmaker Launches 4 New 3D Printer Kits From $445

3D Stuffmaker

3D Stuffmaker has this week announced the launch of four new 3D printer DIY kits it has added to its range in the form of the Prusa Gen 2 kit with 4.4 litre build volume retailing at $445, Mega Prusa Gen Kit, with a build volume up to 7 litres, retailing for $595 as well as the portable $695 Creator Gen2 Kit.

The flagship new DIY 3D printer kit from 3D Stuffmaker takes the form of the Evolution Gen2 Kit pictured above, that offers 8 litres of print area for an affordable $795.

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RaspbAIRy : Raspberry Pi Based Airplay Speaker

Raspberry Pi Airplay Speaker

Instructables member zwucki has this week unveiled details of a new project he has been working on called the RaspbAIRy which takes the form of a Raspberry Pi based Airplay speaker.

To build a RaspbAIRy you will need a Raspberry Pi Model B with SD Card, a supported USB WiFi Adapter such as a LogiLink Nano Adapter, 3.5W Mono Amplifier and speaker, and finally a power supply.

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VERTER Converts Almost Any Battery Pack To 5V, Perfect For Your Arduino And Raspberry Pi Projects


Adafruit has announced the launch of a new product today in the form of the VERTER power converter, which has been created to convert just about any battery pack to 5V for just $9.95

VERTER is capable of taking battery voltages from 3-12VDC and then output a handy 5V DC power supply, which makes it a perfect universal power supply for your portable projects that you may have built using the Arduino platform, Raspberry Pi or similar.

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Latest Skywind Mod Trailer Reveals West Gash Preview (video)


A new teaser trailer has been released this week showing the latest developments being made in the fan made Skywind mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which is currently at version:

Skywind is being built to merge the world of the classic Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind game with the enhanced graphics and capabilities of Bethesda’s Skyrim’s engine. Check out the latest footage and graphics from the mod below.

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MangoCube Mini Arduino Development Board (video)

Arduino MangoCube

Developers and makers that enjoy building projects using the Arduino platform, may be interested in a new pocket sized Arduino development board called the MangoCube which has been created by Bhargav Mistry based in the UK.

The Arduino compatible MangoCube development board is a tiny ATmega32U4 board that is available in three different versions a MangoCube LEO, MangoCube BLE (Bluetooth 4.0) and MangoCube WiFi. Watch the video below to learn more about the three variations from their creator.

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Awesome 3D Printed Paper Airplane Machine Gun (video)

Paper Airplane Machine Gun

We have already seen the 3D printed gun that caused a storm last year and now we have the awesome 3D printed paper airplane machine gun.

Designed and built using 3D printed parts the paper airplane machine gun automatically folds the planes from sheets of paper and fires them out of the end. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the paper airplane machine gun project and see it in action.

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RaspiVoice Raspberry Pi Based Text-to-Voice Board Unveiled (video)

Raspberry Pi

Makers, developers and hobbyists but enjoy building Raspberry Pi projects might be interested in a new development add-on board called the RaspiVoice which has been developed by Werner Terreblanche based in New Zealand.

The RaspiVoice is a Raspberry Pi based text-to-voice board that has been created to make it easier to add a voice to any Arduino, Gadgeteer or other micro-controller project. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the RaspiVoice project and see it in action.

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Tah Open Source BLE Arduino Board Lets You Control Projects Using Your Smartphone (video)

Arduino Board

Makers and developers looking for a new open source BLE Arduino board to help expand their projects with smartphone control might be interested in a new board called the Tah.

Tah is an open source, Arduino-compatible Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) platform for use as a beacon, micro controller, and HID device that allows you to control anything from your smartphone. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Tah project and see it in action.

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Windows 95 Installed On Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch Running Android Wear (video)

Samsung Gear Live

An industrious 16 year old hacker named Corbin Davenport has unveiled the ability to load a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch running Android Wear with Microsoft’s Windows 95 old operating system using the aDosBox app.

Unfortunately once installed on the Android Wear smartwatch the Microsoft Windows 95 operating system runs pretty awfully, but hey you can’t have everything.

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PhoneHome NFC Tags Help Automate Your Life (video)

NFC Tags

If like me you live with your smartphone on a daily and hourly basis the PhoneHome project might be able to help you trigger certain actions in situations when your smartphone is close thanks to an innovative range of NFC Tags.

The PhoneHome NFC Tags have been designed to trigger and simplify smartphone actions saving you time and increasing your productivity. Watch the video after the jump to understand how the new NFC Tags can help automate your life.

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Durio Sound A 24-bit 192kHz DAC Raspberry Pi Sound Card (video)

Raspberry Pi

Developers and makers that enjoy building projects using the Raspberry Pi single board mini PC, might be interested in a new Raspberry Pi sound card called the Durio Sound.

The Durio Sound has been designed to add a 24-bit 192kHz sound quality with the lowest possible distortion to your Raspberry Pi mini PC. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Durio Sound project and see it in action.

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