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Pico Projector Review ?>

Pico Projector Review

Some time back I picked up a Pico projector to use in some upcoming projects.  I purchased mine from Amazon and it arrived quickly and fully functional. These tiny LED projectors are a great addition to projects with the Raspberry Pi for the due to the sheer portability.  This unit has an internal battery which does seem to last about 80 minutes of continuous use.  The screen is not the highest resolution (960 X 540) but for the price it…

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Raspberry Pi Media Center ?>

Raspberry Pi Media Center

This week we took a Raspberry Pi and set it up as a full media center which can stream videos, watch TV broadcasts and much more. In order to set up the basic operating system on the Pi you can follow the instructions for OpenElec here: Once you have your Pi Media center up and running you may want to add more options for streaming movies and TV.  To do this you will need to install the Addon Installer by…

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New Electronics Parts- Mailbag Videos ?>

New Electronics Parts- Mailbag Videos

A pile of electronics goodies arrived in the MKme shop recently.  These components will be used in ongoing projects as well as some new projects you can expect to see on the YouTube channel. Thanks to Gearbest for the Raspberry Pi Goodies.  All these parts are already committed to various projects.  Too many are laying incomplete on the workshop shelves We also got some goodies from Banngood as well.  This new robot platform will be develop alongside the existing Arduino…

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Raspberry Pi Zero- $5 Computer Released ?>

Raspberry Pi Zero- $5 Computer Released

The smallest Raspberry Pi computer– the Pi Zero has now officially been released.    This tiny Linux based computer includes a 1 GHz processor with 512 mb of RAM on board. The Raspberry Pi Foundation had been shaking up the industry for several years with the various models of the Pi, but this one promises to be a true game changer.  The price and size of the Zero open the possibilities even wider for the world of inventors, hackers and…

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Hackaday Prize- Supercon 2015 ?>

Hackaday Prize- Supercon 2015

This weekend at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco the Hackaday Superconference attracted many people from all over the world (including me). I was fortunate enough to have my Gas Sensor for Emergency Workers included in the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Hackaday Prize.  On Saturday night we all eagerly awaited the final announcement of the 2015 Hackaday Prize winners. Here is the recap of the 2015 finalists in video form from Hackaday:   My entry placed fourth overall which…

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Atmel Interviews Eric on the Gas Sensor for Emergency Workers ?>

Atmel Interviews Eric on the Gas Sensor for Emergency Workers

Atmel recently published a full one on one interview with Eric from mkme.org on the Gas Sensor for Emergency Workers Atmel states: “Confined spaces can be a dangerous part of rescue work, especially for miners and firemen. Not only do they have to worry about walls caving in and trapping people, but hazardous gasses. And while there are several expensive robotic devices out there that can take gas sensors deep into these tight areas ahead of rescuers, Eric William has…

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Community Blog Submissions ?>

Community Blog Submissions

An exciting new development for the site is that anyone can now submit blog posts they wish to see on the site.  Complete the form below with a well written article and you will see it hosted forever on this site. Accreditation is given to each and every author as well as a link to the URL of their choosing.   Loading… Here is the direct link:  MKme.org Blog Submission Form