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The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is now available for order. The add-on module adds a 5 megapixel camera to your Pi for use in all sorts of projects.
Bluetooth audio in your car makes it easy to push music from your phone to your car’s stereo system, but you lose out on those benefits when you still have to plug in to charge. Reader and DIYer Ryan Wold solved this problem by installing an inductive charger inside his vehicle.
It’s always hard to remember to go to the bank after you’ve spent your last bit of cash. DIYer “macobt” put together a tiny indicator for his wallet that lights up when it’s empty.
Resistors for your electronics projects are cheap, so the ohms often aren’t always the exact value you need. Let’s Make Robots shows off a simple way to fine-tune a resistor value with a nail file.
Logitech discontinued its line of Squeezebox smart radios last year, but you can build your own version. DIY enthusiast Emmaanuel shows off how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a Squeezebox system complete with speakers and a case.
If your dryer is tucked away in a corner of your house that makes it impossible for you to hear when it’s finished a load, it’s easy to forget that you have clothes in there. DIY enthusiast Thomas Taylor was bothered enough by this that he created a system that alerts him via text message when the dryer is done.
Throwing a party is all about preparation, and while you might want to take on the role of DJ for the night, not everyone is going to appreciate your music choices. If you want to give people more options without forcing a playlist, Instructables user LifegraphLabs shows off a system that uses RFID, an Arduino and Facebook to play everyone’s favourites songs.