Category: Hardware

A Pin Pusher To Make Life Easier

A Pin Pusher To Make Life Easier

Picture the scene: you’ve whipped up an amazing new gadget, your crowdfunding campaign has gone well, and you’ve got a couple hundred orders to fill. Having not quite hit the big time, you’re preparing...

A Compensated Thermocouple Amp, Ready for Arduino

A Compensated Thermocouple Amp, Ready for Arduino

When you want to measure temperature with an Arduino or other microcontrollers, there are a ton of options for sensors. Temperature chips and sensor modules abound, some with humidity sensors built-in and all with...

Carbon Augmented Spider Silk

Carbon Augmented Spider Silk

Some of the creepy-crawlers under our feet, flitting through the air, and waiting on silk webs, incorporate metals into their rigid body parts and make themselves harder. Like Mega Man, they absorb the metals...

Reverse Engineer An X-Ray Image Sensor

Reverse Engineer An X-Ray Image Sensor

If you think of a medical x-ray, it is likely that you are imagining a photographic plate as its imaging device. Clipped to your tooth by your dentist perhaps, or one of the infamous...

RasPad Review: The Freedom to Develop

RasPad Review: The Freedom to Develop

In this Raspad review, we will be delving into a new up, and coming device called the RasPad. The RasPad is a portable Raspberry Pi based tablet developed by SunFounder. For those who don’t...

Raspberry Pi Tutorial Roundup

Raspberry Pi Tutorial Roundup

Now that it’s Pi Day +1 we wanted to take some time exploring the how-to of working with a Pi. It’s crazy to think only five years ago the original Raspberry Pi was just...

STMicro VL53L1X Time of Flight (ToF) Sensor Extends Distance Measurement Range up to 4 Meters

STMicro VL53L1X Time of Flight (ToF) Sensor Extends Distance Measurement Range up to 4 Meters

STMicroElectronics VL53L0X ToF (Time-of-flight) range sensor is a tiny chip that can accurately and quickly measure distance up to 2 meters using infrared light.  I had the chance to test the sensor… Source

Construct Your Own Custom Video Game Controller

Construct Your Own Custom Video Game Controller

If you play a video game that requires you to glide or fly through the air, you might enjoy this custom analog controller. Read more on MAKE The post Construct Your Own Custom Video...

How Much Power Does Raspberry Pi 3B+ Use? Power Measurements

How Much Power Does Raspberry Pi 3B+ Use? Power Measurements

Since the original Pi came out I’ve been interested in how much power it consumes. It’s become something of a launch week tradition to publish a new chart and some data. So much so...

Reinventing Cyberpunk for the #TwentyTeens

Reinventing Cyberpunk for the #TwentyTeens

Like many great Make: ideas, the centerpiece of the latest issue, an homage to Mondo 2000’s iconic “R. U. a Cyberpunk?” poster (located in the forthcoming Make: Vol 62, page 24), all started in the Video...

Programming Linux Devices With Arduino And The Cloud

Programming Linux Devices With Arduino And The Cloud

Back in the olden days, when the Wire library still sucked, the Arduino was just a microcontroller. Now, we have single board computers and cheap microcontrollers with WiFi built in. As always, there’s a need...

ACRN is an Open Source Hypervisor Built for IoT Device Development

ACRN is an Open Source Hypervisor Built for IoT Device Development

ACRN – pronounced “acorn” – is an open source reference hypervisor with a small footprint, real-time capabilities, adaptability with support for Linux, Android, and RTOS guest operating… Source

Laser Cut Your 3D Printed Trash

Laser Cut Your 3D Printed Trash

If you have a 3D printer, you’re surrounded by plastic trash. I’m speaking, of course, of failed prints, brims, and support material that builds up in the trash can near your printer. Although machines...

F&S Elektronik ArmStone MXM8 Pico-ITX Board is Equipped with Up to 8GB RAM, NXP i.MX8M Processor

F&S Elektronik ArmStone MXM8 Pico-ITX Board is Equipped with Up to 8GB RAM, NXP i.MX8M Processor

F&S Elektronik Systeme has been working on a new SBC part of their ArmStone family with ArmStone MXM8 single board computer, featuring NXP i.MX 8M quad core Cortex A53 processor, and supporting… Source

Welle.io DAB Decoder updated to Version 1.0

Welle.io is a Windows/Linux/MacOS/Android/Raspberry Pi compatible DAB and DAB+ broadcast radio decoder which supports RTL-SDR dongles, as well as the Airspy and any dongle supported by SoapySDR. It is a touch screen friendly piece...

LED Illusion Makes Colorful Water Drops Defy Gravity

LED Illusion Makes Colorful Water Drops Defy Gravity

The 60s and 70s were a great time for kitschy lighting accessories. Lava lamps, strobes, color organs, black light posters — we had it all. One particularly groovy device was an artificial rain display,...

Interactive Plant Lamps for Quiet Spaces

Interactive Plant Lamps for Quiet Spaces

If you’ve spent any serious time in libraries, you’ve probably noticed that they attract people who want or need to be alone without being isolated. In this space, a kind of silent community is...

Vi on Pi

Vi on Pi

The “recreational mathemusician,” Vi Hart, goes off on her annual Pi Day rant. Read more on MAKE The post Vi on Pi appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Source

Incremental Sheet Forming with a CNC Machine

Incremental Sheet Forming with a CNC Machine

If you want to form a piece of sheet metal into a shape, you’ll probably think about using a die. That’s certainly a great way to do it, but it presupposes you can create...

Classic Concepts in Our New “Mad Science” Humble Bundle

Classic Concepts in Our New “Mad Science” Humble Bundle

Check out our “Mad Scientist” Humble Bundle deal before it’s over. It ends in exactly a week at 10:59amPT on Wednesday, March 21. Read more on MAKE The post Classic Concepts in Our New...