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Getting a perfect measurement is rule number one when you’re making pretty much anything, but it’s easy to get lazy about it and just quickly draw out a line without thinking too much. Over on Instructables, Popular Mechanics reminds us that if you really want a good measurement, you need to hold that pencil at an angle.
We know it’s possible to power a pretty killer retro game console with a Raspberry Pi. It turns out that if you’re looking for something similar on a BeagleBone it’s just as easy with BeagleSNES.
Keeping your house cool (or warm) is often all about timing. To that end, you sometimes need to tweak when your blinds are open, when they’re closed, and when the air conditioner is running. If you want to set all those things on a schedule, DIYer Chris Rieger shows how he used a Raspberry Pi to automate his blinds and air conditioner.