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If you’ve ever gotten into electronics hacking, you’ve probably had the illusion of most gadgets ruined for you. For example, 9V batteries are basically just six AAAA batteries taped together.
Smart mirrors are surprisingly easy to build with a spare screen and two-way mirror, but DIYer Tobias Weis steps things up a bit by adding in gesture controls.
The Raspberry Pi Zero, the cheap, $US5 ($7) version of the popular computer, has been notoriously hard to find since its initial release. Today, they’re releasing a new model that adds in a camera connector. They have also acknowledged the demand, so hopefully these newer versions will be a bit easier to track down.
There are a ton of Simpsons episodes, but if you long for the days of just watching whatever episode happens to be playing on TV at any given moment, DIYer Stephen Coyle build a little system powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero that plays a random episode.
Adafruit’s PiGRRL is one of the best little DIY portable game devices out there, and now they have put out a guide that shrinks it down even further using a Pi Zero.
Speakers aren’t particularly expensive these days, but most of them lack much in the way of character. If you don’t mind slopping on a bit of elbow grease, Instructables user andy.spikenzielabs shows off how to build a little micro speaker that has a small visualiser built into it.
Cocktail cabinets are an excellent way to cram a two-player arcade into a small package. DIYer CircuitBeard shows off his build, which uses a Raspberry Pi as the brains. It’s a looker.
We’ve shown you how to build a retro gaming table before but if you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, Element14 shows off how to build one mounted onto an IKEA Lack table.