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Outernet Lighthouse Satellite System Review ?>

Outernet Lighthouse Satellite System Review

This is my full review of my new Outernet Satellite receiving system. A few months back I purchased the Lighthouse receiver system from Outernet to allow me to receive data from satellites anywhere in the world.   I am happy to conclude my initial testing and provide a review here. The Lighthouse receiver hooks up to a satellite dish via standard co-ax cable and is deigned to receive the content provided by Outernet anywhere in the world. You can watch my…

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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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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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Fully Automated Cat Feeding with RFID! ?>

Fully Automated Cat Feeding with RFID!

Member of the community Ken sent in his amazing cat feeding station project.  Taking existing commercially available components he was able to fully police his cats eating habits.  Check Ken out on Twitter HERE. From Ken: We have two cats, Gypsy and George. Gypsy likes to over-eat which means that George does not always get as much as he should (Life is never easy with pets). Our solution was to build two cat feeding stations. I was able to get two…

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