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This is yet another Weekly Roundup of New Maker Products, but going back to the old time-slot of Wednesday. I'll be interleaving it with my other mid-week videos, so it's technically not a Weekly Roundup, but anyway... On with the show. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #58: New Maker Products //
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It's pretty quiet in this week's Weekly Roundup, especially on the Crowd Funding side, but we certainly do have wiffeys. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #57: New Maker Products // News→
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This week's roundup of new maker products looks at a bunch of new SBCs: Renegade Elite, ClearFog GT 8K, Banana Pi BPI-P2 Zero, BPI-R64, BPI-M2+ V1.2 & Khadas Edge. As well as the Google Edge TPU, and a bunch of cool things from Tindie. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #56: New
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Reviews

The ODROID XU4 is one of the few octo-core SBCs, that's been around for a while now, but how good is it? Continue reading ODROID XU4: An SBC on `roids // Review→
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So, I've been playing around with a bunch of the new Pi 3B pluses for a week now. Do I think the upgrade is worth it? Find out in this quick review. Continue reading Raspberry Pi 3B+: Should you upgrade? // Review→
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It's been a while since the Rock64 was released into the wild for hackers, but 8 months on, how good is this board looking? Let's find out. Continue reading Rock64: Cheap and rock solid // Review→
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Projects

My original project 30 years ago was to build a talking Alarm Clock, which was based on a 6502. This is a revamp of that project. Interesting to see what can be done so easily these days! Continue reading Build a talking Alarm Clock synced to Google calendars. // Project→
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Remember that thing in front of your house? The letterbox. In this multi-part video I'll show you how easy it is to get your letterbox to send you alerts via MQTT when you get new mail. So you won't have to guess anymore. Continue reading Building an MQTT letterbox. //
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Tutorials

I've been asked this question a couple times. How do you program an Atmel SAM MCU without a boot loader or the Arduino IDE? In this video I'll show you how to do this using Linux and an Atmel In-Circuit Debugger. Continue reading Program an Atmel SAM without an IDE.
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This is the first video in the LinuxFu series designed to take you from knowing nothing about Linux to knowing everything. This first episode we'll be looking at a bit of history, what Linux is and what makes it so special. Continue reading LinuxFu #01: What Is Linux? // Technology→
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Multiplexing was first used in the 1870s, but what is it and how is it used? What are the various types of multiplexing? What about keyboard matrices and Charlieplexing? Continue reading Multiplexing: Doing more with less. // Technology→
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Mailbags

This week's MickMakeMail I'm cracking open the Big Clown IoT kit that was sent to me recently and a couple of AdaFruit 64x64 RGB panels. Just in time for a quick weekend project. Continue reading MickMake Mail #27: A bit of clowning around. // News→
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The new Cocoon Create Touch that's being sold by ALDI Australia has a lot going for it, but can it handle a noob in 3D printing? And where have all the 3D printing crazies gone to? I can certainly answer the first question! Continue reading MickMake Mail #26: ALDI 3D
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After seeing my review of the ADSM201 microscope, the Andonstar guys sent me a review unit of their newer ADSM302 model. Find out what I thought of it. Continue reading MickMake Mail #25: Andonstar ADSM302 microscope // News→
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