20 New Must-Have Products in the Maker Shed We’re in the midst of Maker Faire season here at Make, and are hurriedly (but calmly) preparing for the upcoming fourth annual World Maker Faire New York. We hope to start doing these posts on a more regular basis in the near future, but for now we’ll be announcing new products in large batches. Thanks to the beautifully round number of recent additions, all of the products discussed below are also on the first page of our New Arrivals category. Raspberry Pi Camera
Power of Arduino and Raspberry Pi combined in $99 Android/Linux PC The Raspberry Pi is all the rage for hobbyists in search of cheap, credit card-sized computers that can run a full PC operating system. Arduino boards have been around nearly a decade, meanwhile, powering robots and all sorts of other creative electronics projects. Now, a project called UDOO ("you do") seeks to bring the best elements of Raspberry Pi and Arduino together into a single mini-PC that can run either Android or Linux. "With UDOO, we want to combine the winning characteristics of Arduino and Raspberry Pi in one single board. The simplicity of Arduino in managing sensors, combined with the flexibility of a microcomputer based on ARM are integrated in UDOO, giving you a powerful prototyping board able to run Linux or Android," UDOO project coordinator Bruno Sinopoli, a Carnegie Mellon professor in electrical and computer engineering, said in a video on UDOO's Kickstarter page.
The Perfect Recipe Step 1: Make a new Coder app Our very first step will be to create a new Coder App. On the main Coder page you will see a grid of boxes with names on them. These are projects (also called apps), and there are a few that come pre-installed on Coder. Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display with Stand - Pimoroni The Raspberry Pi's very own touchscreen, mounted in your choice of colourful frame! The 7” Touchscreen Monitor for Raspberry Pi gives users the ability to create all-in-one, integrated projects such as tablets, infotainment systems and embedded projects. The 800 x 480 display connects via an adapter board which handles power and signal conversion. Only two connections to the Pi are required; power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable that connects to the DSI port present on all Raspberry Pi’s. Touchscreen drivers with support for 10-finger touch and an on-screen keyboard will be integrated into the latest Raspbian OS for full functionality without a physical keyboard or mouse. Kit Contents:
Ideas (This page is a stub, please feel free to add to it)List your project ideas. This can be helpful for both the novice and the experienced. Navigation Game programming Development process Prototyping Programmers are often required to produce prototypes of gameplay ideas and features. A great deal of prototyping may take place during pre-production, before the design document is complete, and may help determine what features the design specifies.
How To Make A Raspberry Pi NAS There really isn’t much you need to do this project, and aside from the Raspberry Pi, you probably already have everything you need. Here are some other parts and tools that you you will probably find around the house (as I did): Keyboard and MouseEthernet CableMonitor Download Raspbian You then want to burn this one to an SD card using either Win32diskImager on Windows or the dd command for linux or Mac. High Speed Photography using the Arduino Using a laser and sensor to create an electronic trip wire, this high tech photographer used the Arduino programmer to capture high speed pictures of liquid droplets, creating this outstanding collection of photographs.Ã‚ï¿½ His photos can be seen below, and you can learn how to make your own with the full tutorial and project code.Ã‚ï¿½ Pick up some low priced lasers and other project supplies in our store.
Selecting a Cross-platform Game Engine Finding the right game engine can be the key to successfully building and deploying a game that becomes both popular and lucrative. But there are so many game engines out there vying for your attention. Clearly, some guidelines on the subject would be useful. Ten years ago, it was okay to release your game on one platform at a time. Today, it’s more typical for a game to be released rapidly on multiple platforms. How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) The goal of this project was to create a low cost Raspberry Pi Media Panel--a nice looking screen that could stand in the living room or attach to the refrigerator with the primary purpose of streaming personal photo and video content full time, but also be able to do some other cool things when needed...like show the weather, play a movie, play music, or receive AirPlay content. Read this blog post if you want to learn more about what a media panel is and why you might want one. Success criteria were: -Low cost: a full blown computing device and screen for between $100 and $200 all in -Attractive: meaning my wife finds it aesthetically acceptable for the living room -Light: no more than a few pounds -Thin: no more than an inch thick, including frame -Quick: can be built in a few hours or less -Simple: requiring mainly assembly, versus construction or manufacturing Update: Several people have asked me about an integrated product/service like this that is off-the-shelf. We call it Fireside.