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It’s not terribly difficult to make your own little Alexa-powered voice assistant with a Raspberry Pi, but one caveat is that you have to push a button before you can initiate voice commands. The Raspberry Pi Guy came up with an elegant solution using a Sense Hat.
Ever wanted to act out your childhood dreams of being a spy? Make has a guide for building your own audio bugging device, which broadcasts an extremely low powered FM signal about 50 metres.
If you find yourself ignoring notifications and alarms about meetings, you might need something a little more in-your-face. Make offers just that, with a flashing alarm that’s hard to ignore.
If you don’t mind dealing with a bit of instability, you can now install an unofficial version of Android TV on a Raspberry Pi 3.
So, you finally picked up a Raspberry Pi and it’s sitting on your desk, waiting for you to do something awesome with it. Good news, setting it up is stupid-easy these days, and in less than 30 minutes, you’ll be hacking away on your tiny little cheap-as-chips computer.
Video: Voltmeters aren’t terribly expensive, but it’s always more fun to build your own devices. YouTube DIYer Educ8s builds a cheap voltmeter for less than $15 using an Arduino and a voltage sensor.
If you have an older garage door, you probably have a bunch of obnoxious large remotes sitting around. If you’re prefer something a bit more sleek (and secure), Make shows you how to build a garage door opener you can control with your smartphone.