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DFRobot Launches UNIHIKER All-In-One Single-Board Computer Lab

DFRobot Launches UNIHIKER All-In-One Single-Board Computer Lab

Products like the Arduino UNO and Raspberry Pi have proven nothing short of revolutionary in the maker community by taking something which already existed in various forms and just doing it that much better that it changed the world. DFRobot may be hoping to spark a similar revolution with their unique new single-board computer (SBC), […]

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3D Printing Gets a Brain: What Is Klipper?

I wrote Klipper to do something different from what other 3D printer firmware does. Much of the existing software is designed to work within the limits of the tiny computer on the printer’s mainboard — typically referred to as a microcontroller. The software works, but it tends to put as much emphasis on getting things to […]

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Review: 3inus x Whatgeek 5-in-1 TKL Mechanical Keyboard Hub

Review: 3inus x Whatgeek 5-in-1 TKL Mechanical Keyboard Hub

Manufacturer: 3inus / Whatgeek Kickstarter Campaign Price: $99 I am a bit of a gadget freak, and also a low-key mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Perhaps a little more than low-key – I can count at least half a dozen keebs around the office from a quick glance. I am also a bit of a peripheral and […]

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DFRobot Launches LattePanda Sigma Hackable Single-Board Server

DFRobot Launches LattePanda Sigma Hackable Single-Board Server

In our 2022 Boards Guide, we described the LattePanda 3 Delta as a “beast mode” Windows/Linux Single Board Computer (SBC), with a class-leading 11th-generation Intel Celeron N5105 processor and 42 types of I/O. This year, the LattePanda team have outdone themselves significantly in the form of the 13th-generation Intel Core i5-1340P Raptor Lake-powered LattePanda Sigma […]

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Live Stream: See The New MNT Pocket Reform Open Source Mini Laptop

Live Stream: See The New MNT Pocket Reform Open Source Mini Laptop

Update: re-watch the livestream here: We’re dusting off the livestream machine for another fun chat with a maker who’s making hardware at scale, this time with MNT Research‘s Lukas F. Hartmann! If you caught our earlier stream with Kevin from Arduboy, then you’ll know what to expect: an exciting, free-form nerd out with folks who […]

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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 rite 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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