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Perform A Brain Transplant On A See-N-Say To Add Custom Sounds

Perform A Brain Transplant On A See-N-Say To Add Custom Sounds

Hacking childhood toys is somewhat of a maker’s right of passage around here. John Park over at Adafruit has made a habit of it for many years though. His latest, he shows how to transplant the brain of a See-N-Say to have your own custom messages. This update really modernizes things. Instead of a plastic […]

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Review: The Keychron Q10 is a Luxury Mechanical Keyboard with Knobs On

Review: The Keychron Q10 is a Luxury Mechanical Keyboard with Knobs On

Manufacturer: Keychron URL: https://www.keychron.com Price: $215 I spend a stupid amount of time at my desk every day. I have invested substantially in my computer setup and productivity, with half a dozen computers – covering every major OS – and at least a dozen displays on my crazy IKEA Jerker workstation. I have a bizarre $350 RollerMouse, because […]

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Smart Swaps For Hard To Find Boards

Smart Swaps For Hard To Find Boards

We can’t hardly wait for the chip shortage to be over and dev boards to be abundant again, but instead of waiting for somebody to fix the supply chain, we’ve gathered a list of near substitutes and potential replacements for your next project. Unsatisfied with back-orders for your favorite Raspberry Pi or Arduino? Use the […]

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A RISC-V REVOLUTION: The Rise of Free and Open-Source Silicon for Makers

A RISC-V REVOLUTION: The Rise of Free and Open-Source Silicon for Makers

Makers are well-used to the benefits of free and open-source hardware, from being able to study and iterate on designs by others, to the promise that if a design goes out of production you can always make replacements yourself. Open-source silicon, though, is not so well understood — but thanks to the success of the […]

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Elecrow CrowPi L: Chromebook Killer for Creatives?

Elecrow CrowPi L: Chromebook Killer for Creatives?

When the Raspberry Pi first launched, it promised a $35 computer for the masses. But what does “computer” really mean? After HDMI cables, SD cards, power supplies, keyboards, mice, monitors – even if you already have some of that stuff – you’re probably looking at a several hundred dollar outlay, minimum. And in the early […]

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DFRobot Launches LattePanda 3 Delta Pocket-Sized Hackable Computer

DFRobot Launches LattePanda 3 Delta Pocket-Sized Hackable Computer

When the first maker-focused single-board computers (SBCs) from BeagleBoard and Raspberry Pi started appearing, it felt like a tiny revolution. While makers had been hacking on microcontrollers for decades, the prospect of a Linux-capable device with ample GPIO and connectivity brought new possibilities, applications, and accessibility. And while current-generation boards are often based around powerful […]

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cyber security

Cyber Security Prep: Harden Your Digital Domain Against Disasters and Bad Actors

Protect your online self with these basic cyber security tips.

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