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News

This week's mailbag I'm looking at the Pirl charger, motorized sliders and 6,720 LEDs from a dumpster dive. Nice. Continue reading MickMake Mail #31: Pirl charger, LEDs & motor faders // News→
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This week's Weekly Roundup has #TinyFPGA #BPI-UNO32 #ODROID-MC1 #Eagle9 #Firefly #MT3620 and a lot of bananas. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #54 – New Maker Products // News→
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Reviews

The ReflowR aims to make it easier for people to reflow solder SMD components. This a joint review with a mate of mine who runs Kean Electronics who puts it through its paces. Continue reading ReflowR testing: Melting metal fun! // Review→
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In Part 1 of this video I looked at the UDOO-X86 from the electronics Maker perspective. In Part 2 I'll be looking at the CPU and graphics performance of the board on Linux as well as RemixOS. Continue reading UDOO-X86 Part 2: Roaring performance // Review→
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Another X86 based SBC hits the market. What's this new board like? How good is it? In Part 1 of the UDOO-X86 review, I take a look at how this board performs for the electronics Maker. Continue reading UDOO-X86: No RISC slice of the X86 Pi // Review→
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Projects

This video is a follow up to my Christmas Tree live stream. It's pretty easy project and you should be able to make it in a day once you have all the bits. Continue reading How to make the live streaming Christmas Tree Game. // Project→
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In this video I'll show you how to connect your washing machine to the internet without opening it up. It's easy! Continue reading How to connect your washer to the Internet // Project→
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What can you do with an Arduino, bathroom scales, load cell amplifier and audio amplifier? Make a Learner Driver braking assist system, of course! Continue reading How to make a Learner Driver Brake Assist // Project→
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Tutorials

What is I2C? How does it work? This is another QuickBits video giving you a brief overview of how I2C works. Continue reading What is I2C? How does it work? // Technology→
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This QuickBits video I'll be taking a look at what LoRa is and why it's becoming so popular. Continue reading What is LoRa? // Technology→
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How to save around US$623 by scavenging from junk. If you live in a country that has regular roadside junk collection, they can be a goldmine of electronics spare parts. Continue reading Saving Electronics: What Can You Save? // Tutorial→
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Mailbags

This week's MickMakeMail there's my new PCB from EasyEDA, the FiPy and I reckon I could probably lay claim to be the first person to use an oscilloscope in the shower. Continue reading MickMake Mail #24: FiPy, showers & my new PCB // News→
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Woohoo! Now I can see if my fingernails are dirty with the Andonstar HDMI microscope. Continue reading MickMake Mail #23: Andonstar HDMI microscope // News→
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After a bit of a hiatus MickMake is back with another mailbag. This time there's some Tindie goodies for the winners of the MickMake/Tindie competition, also a GroupGets backed #LoFive, #IkaScope hi-res photo update and a short look at the #Rock64 and #BananaPiM2Berry. Continue reading MickMake Mail #22: LoFive, Tindie
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