DIY Stories December 28, 2015

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We’ve seen a rush of DIY robotic and computing kits for kids as popularity has risen over the last year. Companies like littleBits and Kano have introduced a handful products that put the power of computing into the hands of everyone. A new subscription service called Thimble recently launched on Kickstarter with eyes on delivering a project each month. Based on the reception its received, there is plenty of interest from campaign backers.

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DIY Stories December 21, 2015

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Fill your toolbox or check the DIYer off your Christmas list with today’s Amazon sale on top-selling products from Black & Decker, DEWALT, Porter-Cable, Dremel, Seek, MagLite and others. There’s something for every skill level and several options are priced at $30 or less. As usual, free shipping is available for Prime members or on orders of at least $35. Here are our top picks from the lot:

MagLite LED 3-Cell D Flashlight (made in America): $19.99 (Reg. $27)

A premium drop resistant and water resistant flashlight renowned for its quality, durability and reliability.

DIY Stories October 12, 2015

Halloween is right around the corner, and the Web is flooded with costume ideas. This year, forego the predictable store-bought getup and get creative! DIYing your Halloween costume is a great way to upcycle found objects and design a project that fits your budget and skill level. From beginner-friendly to a bit more advanced, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that are guaranteed to turn heads.

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DIY Stories September 8, 2015

Raspberry Pi has changed the way we look at microcomputing, access to technology and computer programming. It has opened the door to bringing these small devices to schools for educational programs of all kinds. Today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation officially launched a new touchscreen display that truly makes it an all-in-one alternative.

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DIY Stories July 28, 2015

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Repairing your phone or computer is surprisingly easy if you follow iFixit’s online guides. To ensure you have the right tools for the job, 9to5Toys Specials has bundled together iFixit’s Pro Tech Screwdriver Set with a high quality Jimmy Tool for $60 with free shipping.

The Pro Tech includes fifteen fixed-blade drivers that cover 90% of the screws you’ll encounter in electronic devices. They have shafts made from SVCM steel alloy, and black oxide tips to prevent corrosion. The premium feel is enhanced by comfortable rubberized handles and spinning caps to help with applying pressure. In this bundle, you also get a Jimmy Tool for prizing open tiny parts. It is made from steel, and while the blade is thin enough to fit into the tightest of cracks, the handle is designed to be ergonomic for any hand size. expand full story

DIY Stories July 27, 2015

Make your own miniature 3D printed, Raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy emulator

An interesting 3D printed, raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy emulator has popped up on Thingiverse recently. The DIY project combines the versatility of the small Raspberry Pi computers with some intelligent 3D printing to create what is essentially a mini portable Game Boy/SNES handheld console.

At just 75% the size, it has a much smaller footprint than the original Game Boy, and is just a fraction of the size of the giant Raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy emulator we detailed previously.

Packed with a Raspberry Pi A+, a slightly modded controller set-up (inspired by the SNES), and a 5V smartphone battery pack, the 3D printer files for the case and D-pad are provided on Thingiverse.

While you’ll need a 3D printer, a basic knowledge of the Raspberry Pi universe and a bit of ingenuity, it is possible to put one of these suckers together yourself. The instructions aren’t exactly detailed, but they do provide the necessary 3D printer files and a basic rundown of how to put it together.

Source: Slashgear

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