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Build A Smart Umbrella Stand That Alerts You When Rain Is Forecasted

You have all sorts of tools to let you know when it’s going to rain, but if you really want to make sure you’re prepared, Device Plus has a guide for creating a umbrella stand that sounds an alarm if you try to leave the house without your umbrella when rain is in the forecast.


Stream Music From A Record Player To Any Computer In The House With A Raspberry Pi

Have some vinyl you want to listen to anywhere in the house? The folks over at Mozilla (yes, that Mozilla) wanted to find a way to get one record player to stream audio throughout the entire office. Their solution was a Raspberry Pi.


Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Telescope

Telescopes are great, and while you can snag a decent one for relatively cheap, making your own is always more fun. If you don’t mind putting in a bit of effort, Make walks you through making your own with a 3D printed case.


Turn An Old Mobile Phone Into A Smartwatch With A Genuino

Have an ancient mobile phone sitting around? Tinkernut shows you how to make use of it by turning it into a smartwatch with a Genuino brain.


Program A Raspberry Pi Zero Over The USB Port

The Raspberry Pi Zero might still be hard to find, but at least it’s not hard to use. DIYer and teacher Te Co Ed shows off how to easily program and use the Pi Zero over USB.


Build Your Own Mini NES With A Raspberry Pi And This 3D Printed Case

Nintendo’s new Mini NES is a cool, tiny little Nintendo console that’s on its way in November, but you don’t have to wait that long to get one for yourself. With a 3D printed case and a Raspberry Pi, you can easily make your own.


The Top Three Programming Languages For Electronics Tinkering

If you’re planning on tinkering around with electronics, whether it’s on a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or anything else, you’ll need to know at least a little bit of programming. Hackster.io sent out a survey to figure out which three languages people thought were the best to learn.


Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Weather Forecast Display

You have hundreds of ways to view the weather, but if you’re looking for an elegant desktop solution, DIYer caturnuson shares their lovely looking Pi-powered forecast display.


Build Ben Heck's Tiny Raspberry Pi Zero Portable Computer

Video: The Raspberry Pi Zero is still a pain in the butt to find, but if you have one and want to put it to good use, Ben Heck shows off how to make a clamshell-style portable computer.


The PocketC.H.I.P. Is The Handheld Linux Machine I've Been Looking For

The variety of ways people have found to cram the palm-sized Raspberry Pi computer inside a handheld device are some of my favourite Pi projects. But those projects are usually expensive, and some even require a 3D printer. The PocketC.H.I.P. isn’t nearly as powerful as a Pi, but it’s still the handheld machine I’ve wanted for a long time. Plus, it’s just $US50 ($67).


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