Awesome Portable N64 Controller Style Mod Created (video)

If you enjoy playing Nintendo N64 games but would prefer a more portable handheld games console that allows you to play your favourite games whilst on the move, you might be interested in this very unique and innovative modification.

The Portable N64 is fitted with a 4400mAh at 7.4v battery and a 3.5 inch screen an is capable of being played for upto 4 hours 15 minutes on a single charge. Check out the video after the jump to learn more about the Portable N64 construction.

Portable N64

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Novena Open Hardware Laptop Now Available To Purchase

If you have fancied building your very own laptop rather than purchasing one from the variety of manufacturers currently touting their wares. You might be interested in a new crowd funding campaign which has started for the Novena open hardware laptop.

The Novena open hardware laptop has been developed by Bunnie Huang and Sean Cross over the past few years and has been designed to allow those people that may not have the open hardware skills or facilities to build an open source laptop from scratch.

Novena Open Hardware Laptop

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Gamebuino Arduino Handheld Games Console (video)

Over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website a new Arduino handheld games console has been launched this week in the form of the Gamebuino.

The Gamebuino is a retro-styled portable games console that is based on the Arduino platform and allows you to create and play your very own games. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Gamebuino project and see it in action.

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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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U-nex Arduino Compatible, 32KB USB Development Board Launches For $9

Those of you that enjoy building projects and devices using the Arduino might be interested in a new development board called the U-nex which has just launched on the Indiegogo crowd funding website for just $9.

The U-nex Arduino compatible 32KB USB development board small enough to fit in almost any project and cheap enough to be left there. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about this new cost-effective U-nex development board and its functions.

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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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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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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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