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Prop Up A Dev Board With Rubber Feet To Cut Down On Erratic Behaviour

Working with a dev board, whether it’s a Genuino, Raspberry Pi, or whatever else, is all kinds of fun, but one problem is you’re usually working with the board just sitting on a table. Make shows off a simple way to add rubber feet to improve that experience.

Add Voice Control To Electronics With A Raspberry Pi And Arduino

Ever wanted the ability to yell at your electronics? Over on Make, they show you how to add commands to electronics, including a Roomba, Philips Hue, and a few other things.

Build A Simple Door Detector With IFTTT Alerts Using A Genuino

One of the essential parts of any home security system is a door detector that lets you know when a door opens. Over on Adafruit, they show you how to build your own that hooks into IFTTT so you can be alerted any way you like when the door opens.

Build Your Own Tiny, Automatically Updating Weather Display

Want to install a cool little digital weather display in your house but don’t want to spend much money? Over on Adafruit, they show you how to build one using a few cheap components.

Be Like Ahmed By Building One Of These Awesome Electronics Projects

You’ve undoubtedly heard about Ahmed Mohamed, a high school student who was arrested for bringing a clock he built to school, to share with his teachers and classmates. Don’t let this discourage you. Build stuff.

Build A 3D Printer For Under $500 (And A Lot Of Dedication)

We’ll be up front here: this project isn’t easy. However, if you’re up for a challenge that will probably take up several weekends, these plans to build your own 3D printer for under $500 are pretty killer.

Everything You Need To Automatically Start Programs On Your Electronic Projects

Whether you’re working with the Raspberry Pi, an Arduino or a Beaglebone, a lot of the time you’ll want to load up programs automatically on boot. There are a variety of ways to do so, but Adafruit guides you through the best practices for each device.

Repurpose An Old PC Power Supply For Use With Your Electronics Projects

It turns out that the power supply unit, or PSU, of a standard desktop computer is the perfect device to energise most of your DIY electronics projects. With rails for 12, 5 and 3.3 volts, it suits a wide range of hobbyist gadget demands. The following guide will show you how to transform a decommissioned PSU into a tweakable DIY power source.

Build Your Own Tricked Out Wrist Watch

Smart watches are fine, but they really don’t capture the DIY spirit. Over on Instructables, user benhur.gonvalves shows you how to build a smart little watch using an Arduino that comes packed with a pedometer, temperature reader, compass and more.

Build Your Own Motion Control, Time-Lapse Photography Rig

Timelapse photography is great, and it’s certainly something we’ve seen DIY solutions for before. Over on Make, they show off another way to do it, using an Arduino.

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