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Adafruit, Cartoon Network, and Microsoft Join Forces To Get Kids Into Making

A wonderful collaboration has begun that I think will usher in a whole new group of young makers. Adafruit, Cartoon Network, and Microsoft MakeCode are joining up to inspire people to make projects based on their favorite cartoons. There are a few really cool aspects all coming together at the same time that make this […]

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Microsoft Partners with Adafruit for IoT Starter Kits

Microsoft and Adafruit announced the release of a starter kit that will help get users started with Windows 10 IoT Core and Raspberry Pi 2.

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New BBC Micro:bit Is Free for Preteens in the UK

Earlier today the BBC announced the final design of its Micro:bit. Based around an ARM core, the board will be given to every 11 or 12 year old child across the UK, for free.

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Microsoft Connects to Makers with Community-Driven Projects

[youtube https://youtu.be/Xgwqy2lJ3_g] Microsoft came to Maker Faire Bay Area 2015 with an array of projects centered around interactivity and fun. Faire-goers got hands-on time with a human-sized keyboard (á la FAO Shwartz) and a Selfie Curtain that uses a Windows 10 app to capture images and display them on a huge RGB LED wall. And […]

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This Week in 3D Printing: Going Mainstream and Saving Lives

From establishing a unified file format to saving the lives of infants, 3D printing made national headlines last week. Here are some that caught our eye: Microsoft followed its announcement last week of a 3MF Consortium to standardize 3D printing formats by launching an overhauled version of the .3MF file format for 3D products. The […]

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Tips and Tricks: Using Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2

Microsoft has officially opened access Windows 10 support for the Raspberry Pi 2 as of last night — coming through on their February announcement that they’d be offering the OS for the diminutive computer. With the installed release, you can now build and deploy apps from a Windows 10 PC running Visual Studio. The B15 robot, shown […]

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