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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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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

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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