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4 Creative Summer Tech Devices You Make At Home

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4 Creative Summer Tech Devices You Make At Home

Summer is upon us, and there is a myriad of projects you can take on to make the most of the annual four days of sunlight that the British Isles is allowed. Here are just some of the tech builds that will keep you occupied over the summer. Build your own drone for the summer This is the best time of year for flying a drone or other RC contraptions, and you get a real sense of satisfaction knowing that you built yours from scratch. Depending on how big you want them, and how hard you’re willing to work on...

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How To Know What Is The Right Device For Your Project

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How To Know What Is The Right Device For Your Project

Picture the scene: you’ve had a great idea, one which will make you the envy of your techie friends. (But if you’re short on ideas, there are places which can help too.) You have the plan and the know-how, but now you just need the parts. Deciding what devices to use in your project requires a certain level of knowledge, both in terms of what you want the end product to be and what functionality you need the core device to have. Devices in this sense are pre-assembled platforms to run your project on, and generally consist of a microprocessor...

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A Guide to the Raspberry Pi 3

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A Guide to the Raspberry Pi 3

Not all third comings in this world are necessarily welcome - for every Return of the Jedi, there's a Jurassic Park III, and don't even get us started on Superman III. Was, therefore, the release earlier this year of Raspberry Pi 3 a cause for trepidation or celebration? By our reckoning, it was definitely the latter. While the latest version of the increasingly legendary single-board computer certainly represents an evolution rather than revolution, that is likely to suit the credit card-sized wonder's legions of fans just fine. What has - and hasn't - changed? If you are purchasing a Raspberry...

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The History Of The Raspberry Pi

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The History Of The Raspberry Pi

To call the Raspberry Pi a handy little piece of kit would be an understatement. The credit-card computer shook the world, and is poised to help develop a generation of computing whiz-kids.   The Pi has evolved from accessible teaching aid, to running every classic video-game the 80s and 90s ever cranked out. What seems like a simple creation went through an arduous journey on its way to becoming the best-selling UK-developed computer in history.   From humble (pie) beginnings Back in 2006, Eben Upton, the Director of Studies in Computer Science for St. Johns College, Cambridge, noticed something distressing about...

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3 Cool Projects For Those With an Arduino

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3 Cool Projects For Those With an Arduino

The open-source hardware and software project known as Arduino has really captured imaginations since the first version was released in 2005. To this day, you would be hard-pressed to find a better way of creating amazing devices that use sensors and actuators to interact in various ways with their surroundings. Unsurprisingly, then, some seriously impressive projects have been made possible down the years with a little help from Arduino - the below being just three of those from around the web that recently caught our eye. Twitter mood light Do you feel a bit jetlagged at times with the frenzied...

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