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News

I'm still in reno mode, so only a couple of quick things in this mailbag. The new EEVBlog 121GW multimeter, cheap spycam hacking, the failed WiFi temperature shower head and Unexpected Maker's WS2812 7 segment display. Continue reading MickMake Mail #32: EEVBlog 121GW, spycam hacking and other bits.→
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The Weekly Roundup of New Maker Products returns after a bit of a hiatus and a lot has happened since my last one. In particular, something that will completely change the electronics Maker community. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #55: New Maker Products // News→
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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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Reviews

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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So, you've gotten to the stage where you want to build your own PCB? This is a two part video taking a look at EasyEDA who seem to be doing a good job of making things easy for you. Continue reading Making a PCB using EasyEDA. // Review→
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The EspressoBin is being marketed as a different type of SBC. How different is it and is that difference what you want? Find out in this video. Continue reading The EspressoBin: Something completely different? // Review→
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Projects

So you want to know how to make a Bluetooth enabled Doorbell that you can build in a day? What about controlling it from your smart phone? This tutorial will show you how easy it is! Continue reading How to make a Bluetooth doorbell and phone app // Project→
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Tutorials

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Setting up the Mosquitto MQTT Broker is pretty easy. In this video I'll show you how to setup a Broker in under 5 minutes. Continue reading MQTT Mosquitto on a Pi Zero W in under 5 minutes // Tutorial→
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This QuickBits video will show you two ways to setup your Raspberry Pi Zero W from scratch without a keyboard or screen using WiFi or USB connectivity. This is often called a headless setup. Continue reading Headless Pi Zero W: 2 easy ways of connecting // Tutorial→
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In this QuickBits episode we'll be seeing why MQTT was invented, what it is, how it works and why it's so popular with FaceBook, Amazon and Makers alike. Continue reading What Is MQTT? // Technology→
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Mailbags

A bunch of goodies arrived. The IkaLogic guys sent me one of their IkaScopes to review, a bunch of Tindie goodies for the MickMake/Tindie competition and a few appliances that I really need to hack. Continue reading MickMake Mail #21: IkaScope, Tindie goodies & appliance hacking.→
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Not much coming in to the MickMake studios this week so I delve in to a 3D printer I received from BangGood a couple of weeks back. Continue reading MickMake Mail #20: SAMG53, SAM4S & Anet 3D printer // News→
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This MickMakeMail has the NanoPi Duo from the friendly guys, SiFive from an older mailbag, the MetaMotionR from mbientlab and best of all a music player for dementia patients. Woohoo! Continue reading MickMake Mail #19: NanoPi Duo, SiFive, MetaMotionR & DQMusicPlayer // News→
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