Controllino Arduino Compatible PLC (video)

Those of you that enjoy building projects using Arduino might be interested in this new Arduino compatible PLC available in three different size, designed by SG-Tronic.

Controllino is a professional PLC for private and industrial use, build around Atmel’s ATmega328 and the ATmega2560 microcontrollers, ready to run with your ARDUINO projects. learn more from the video after the jump.

Controllino Arduino Compatible PLC

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Tiny MicroView Arduino Board With OLED Lets You See What Your Arduino Is Thinking (video)

If you enjoy creating projects using Arduino you are sure to find this new MicroView chip-sized board, which is equipped with a built-in OLED display a possible addition to your projects.

The MicroView is the worlds first chip-sized Arduino with a built-in OLED display (Organic Light Emitting Diode Display). Enabling you to see what your Arduino is thinking without the need to connect it to a computer.  Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the MicroView project and see it in action.

MicroView Arduino

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Arduino Mini Lazer Paper-Cutter (video)

Makers and tinkerers looking for a new project to get their teeth into might be interested in this DIY Arduino mini lazer paper-cutter, which uses a 100mW blue/violet lazer with external battery power supply.

The Arduino mini lazer paper-cutter has been under development for some time by Instructables user “kokpat” whioc has now finished the project and posted its details on the Instructables website.

Arduino Mini Lazer Paper-Cutter

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Vector Graphics Plotter Created From Old Inkjet Printer And Arduino (video)

If you have an old inkjet printer gathering dust in your office or home and fancy building your own vector graphics plotter. You might be interested in this project created by YouTube user The Enchanted Beer to create a Vector Graphics plotter.

The SVG plotter has been created using an old Epsom inkjet printer frame together with two stepper motors, motor driver circuitry as well as a CD player laser head moving mechanism. Check out the fully working device in the video after the jump to learn more and see it in action.

SVG plotter

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ZX-Pi – ZX81 Raspberry Pi Retro Computer Case Hack

Raspberry Pi owners who also have an old Sinclair ZX81 computer that no longer works just gathering dust in the attic. Might be interested in a new project which allows you to house your Raspberry Pi mini PC inside the ZX 81 casing complete with working membrane keyboard.

The ZX-Pi hack has been carried out by Tony Smith who also previously detailed how to use an Arduino Leonardo to connect a ZX81 keyboard to the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi ZX81

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Logitraxx Robot Kit Built On Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA Available From $230 (video)

A new robot kit has been unveiled this week in the form of the Logitraxx Robot Kit built on Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA, and which is now available to purchase from $230.

The Logitraxx Robot Kit has been created by Shane Lewis and is an open source design under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 4.0 International License. Watch the video after the jump to learn more direct from its creator.

Logitraxx Robot Kit

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Tesseract Case Media Centre Created Using Arduino And Raspberry Pi (video)

Dustin Evans is a big fans of the Avengers film and decided to create his very own Tesseract case media centre that he built using Arduino and a Raspberry Pi mini PC together with a few other components.

In all the Tesseract case media centre has been constructed using an Arduino with a spectrum shield and BlueSmirf Bluetooth Modem, a Raspberry Pi mini PC, a 7″ LCD Monitor, 2 x speakers, a digitalamp, a WiFi Card and two strips of NeoPixels. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Tesseract Case media centre project and see it in action.

Tesseract Case Media Centre

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Awesome Fully Working LEGO Keyboard Created By Jason Allemann (video)

If you enjoy building projects using Lego bricks and would like to have a very unique and custom keyboard to use with your computer. You might be interested in this awesome Lego keyboard which has been built using a basic generic keyboard together with a variety of Lego bricks.

The Lego keyboard has been created by master Lego builder Jason Allemann, who in the video below shows you how you can make your very own to meet your unique style and preferences.

Lego Keyboard

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Raspberry Pi Pirate Radio Station Hack (video)

If you own a Raspberry Pi mini PC and have always fancied becoming a radio DJ, you might be interested in a new Raspberry Pi mini PC hack published over on the MAKE website. That provides you with an instructions for creating your very own Raspberry Pi pirate radio station.

The hack uses just a Raspberry Pi mini PC, PiFM and a single wire and transforms your Raspberry Pi into a powerful FM transmitter with enough range to cover your home, office or school yard thanks to the PiFM software.

Raspberry Pi Pirate Radio Station

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iFixit Refurbisher’s Toolkit Lets You Look After Your Consoles In Style

If you are serious about keeping your gaming consoles and devices in tiptop condition or need to carry out some repairs to solve a rattle or worse. You might be interested in the new iFixit Refurbishers Toolkit which has been created by the team over at iFixit.

iFixit are well-known for their skills at taking gadgets, consoles, computers and anything else electronic apart. Providing fully detailed instructions on how to replace or upgrade components within those devices.

iFixit Refurbishers Toolkit

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Xbox One Project Spark Beta Launches Today (video)

Owners of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox One games console might be pleased to learn that today Team Dakota has expanded the Project Spark Beta Program onto Xbox One.

The release of the Project Spark Beta Program now enables Xbox One owners to join the community of game designers already creating and sharing new worlds via the Xbox 360 console and PC.

Xbox One Project Spark Beta

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