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Python on Hardware

A whole generation of programmers have now grown up with the web, where JavaScript is the de facto language for creating dynamic user interfaces and managing databases. Alongside them is another, even larger, group who have made Python the de facto language of science, engineering, data analysis, and most recently machine learning.

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World Maker Faire NY 2018 full of AR and Robots

World Maker Faire NY 2018 is a wrap and each year it seems to out-do the last.

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Laser Distance Measurements using Garmins LIDAR LITE v3HP

The idea of using light to measure distance is a bit mind-boggling, knowing that light travels at 186,000 miles a second, seems like it would be nearly impossible to measure distance accurately from one point to another.

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Get yer log on. Make a GPS logger to map your dog's playtime at the park or hike in the woods!

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How to Make a Smart Rain Gauge

Rain sensors are very trivial, consisting of a pair of electrodes that send a signal when rain is detected.

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Fortnite's Battle Royale mode is free to play, and there is also has a PVE campaign called "Save the World" which has items that aren't available in "Battle Royale," the most notable of which are swords. The Hacksmith team re-created the Krypton Slicer Sword, which has a "neon" cutting edge on it.

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Adafruit HalloWing M0 Express Board | Maker Minute

Adafruit’s HalloWing—a play on Halloween—M0 Express board is a skull-shaped ATSAMD21 board with a ton of extras built-in to make for an attractive wearable, badge, development kit, or the engine for your next costume or prop.

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In this guide, we will walk through the process of setting up MicroPython on the ESP32 Thing and writing some example programs.

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Build a motorized monster that detects your presence

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Build a physical mailbox for your emails using Adafruit IO and IFTTT.

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In this beginner-level project, learn how to mill and build the Bantmobile wooden toy car.

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Sparkfun Distance Sensor Breakout | Maker Minute

Sparkfun presents their Distance Sensor Breakout. This distance measuring sensor board utilizes STMicroelectronics’ VL53L1X next generation Time-of-Flight sensor module.

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