DREAM-1 32-bit Microcontroller Chip Design For IoT And Wearables

DREAM-1 32-bit Microcontroller Chip

Makers, hobbyists and developers that enjoy creating wearable electronic projects or anything that is connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) may be interested in a new 32-bit microcontroller development board that has been created by DreamMICRO.

The eco-Inspired 32-bit microcontroller chip is called the DREAM-1 and has been specifically designed for wearable and IoT projects using minimal energy yet providing maximum speed.

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3D Printed Mechanical Keyboard

3D Printed Mechanical Keyboard

Anyone who enjoys using mechanical keyboards and has access to a 3D printer may be interested in a new project that has been published by Adam Forland and enables you to build your very own mechanical keyboard from scratch.

The 3D primitive mechanical keyboard has been inspired by Planck and was created by Forland after learning the skill required to create and build a mech-keyboard.
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Raspberry Pi Doorbell Texts, Streams And Calls (video)

Raspberry Pi Doorbell

If your front door bell is looking a little 19th-century and lacking in modern features, such as a camera, you might like to give it a makeover using the awesome power of the Raspberry Pi mini PC and create a Raspberry Pi doorbell.

Ahmad Khattab has used the Raspberry Pi single board computer to add a wealth of features and Internet connectivity to the humble doorbell. Enabling it to send texts, stream video and notify you of callers, check out the video below to learn more.
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mbugs Rapid Prototyping Electronic Building Blocks (video)

mbugs Rapid Prototyping Electronic Building Blocks

Developers and makers that are looking for a way to electronic projects via rapid prototyping may be interested in the new development system of miniaturised electronics that are based around the ARM Cortex-M microcontroller.

The mbugs ecosystem enables you to quickly implement your electronics projects, using the free ARM mbed online-compiler, and an intuitive smartphone utility app. Watch the video below to learn more.

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Lego And Glue Gun Transformed Into 3D Printing Pen (video)

Lego And Glue Gun Transformed Into 3D Printing Pen

Anyone who has considered purchasing a 3D printing pen that has a spare glue gun and some Lego may be interested in a new DIY 3D printing pen that has been created by Vimal Patel.

The awesome 3D printing and uses biodegradable 3D printing filament and uses the glue gun to provide the heat to melt the filament whilst the Lego has been used to create the feed mechanism. Watch the video below to learn more about this unique DIY project.

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Adafruit 7 Inch Touchscreen Display Backpack Unveiled For $90

Touchscreen Display Backpack

Anyone who is looking for a small touchscreen display to use with their Raspberry Pi mini PC or any other system or project they may be developing. Might be worth giving the new 7 inch Adafruit Touchscreen Display Backpack TFP401 more investigation.

The new TFP401 addition to the range of Adafruit touchscreen displays is available with or without touchscreen functionality and provides a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and comes complete with an HDMI connection.
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Working Toyota 5-speed Transmission Made with 3D Printer


Back in January, a mechanical engineer named Eric Harrell from California 3D printed something very cool. What he made using his 3D printer was a working replica of a Toyota 22RE 4-cylinder engine. Now he has made another Toyota drivetrain component to go along with that engine, and this time it’s a working 3D printed transmission.

The transmission is a 5-speed manual Toyota transmission that is made to match up with his 22RE 3D printed engine. The 3D printed transmission even shifts and has moving components inside. The only thing left for the engineer to 3D print now is a small car that the engine and trans can go in. Not all of the components inside the transmission came off the 3D printer though.

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Hackabot Nano, Plug And Play Arduino Robot Kit Unveiled (video)

Hackabot Nano, Plug And Play Arduino Robot

Makers, and hobbyists that would like to learn more about robotics maybe interested in a new Arduino robot kit that has been developed by Funnyvale based in California, called the Hackabot Nano.

The Hackabot Nano has been specifically designed to be an easy to build Arduino robot, and will come complete with its own free Android companion application if the project reaches its stretch goal of $10,000.

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Power Stacker USB Rechargeable Modular Battery System (video)

Modular Battery System

Makers that are in need of a modular battery system that is capable of being recharged via a USB connection, might be interested in a new modular power pack that has been created by Isaac Porras called the Power Stacker.

The Power Stacker has this week launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website with the aim of raising $10,000 to make the jump from concept into manufacture.

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LCD, Keypad, Enclosure Expansion Arduino Shield (video)

LCD, Keypad, Enclosure Expansion Shield For Ardiuno

Makers and developers that enjoy creating projects using the Arduino platform may be interested in a new shield for Arduino that incorporates an LCD JEMshield++, keypad and enclosure all in one.

JEM Innovation the company behind the new shield and have even included a built in Arduino reference design allowing you to start writing code immediately.

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Bluetooth Arduino Speech Recognition And Relay Board Modules (video)

Bluetooth Arduino Speech Recognition

Patrick Thomas Mitchell has been once again been creating awesome add-ons for your Arduino projects and has this month launched a new Kickstarter campaign for his Arduino speech recognition and relay board modules.

The Arduino compatible modules are now production ready and have been designed to easily add additional functionality to your home projects. Watch the video below to learn more about each one and how it functions using a compatible Android smartphone application.

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Raspberry Pi Personal Assistant (video)

Raspberry Pi Personal Assistant

Anyone who has wanted to build a very own virtual helper might be interested in a project that has been published over on the Instructables website by user Janw that shows you how to make a Raspberry Pi personal assistant.

The project to create the Raspberry Pi personal assistant was inspired when its creator found half of a 1950s bakelite Televox intercom, which has now been modified and refitted to provide a very unique and retro styling to the project.

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