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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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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!

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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Trip to Hackaday #SuperCon- Vlog

A while back I decided to make some Vlog videos for the channel in an attempt to get better at video making and editing.  Last weekend I made a trip to the Hackaday Super Conference in San Francisco so I took a pile of video throughout in hopes of making some Vlog coverage. This is the first Vlog of the weekend on my way to the SuperCon and the party at the Supplyframe office on Friday night. I hope you enjoy…

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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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Back to business at MKme.Org

Its been awhile since an update and I just want to say a HUGE thanks to all you out there in the MKmeNation for all the support you have given me.  Every day I get to interact with many of you via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.  You guys are simply AMAZING! You can also hit me up on Persicope @mkmeorg  Snapchat @mkmeorg as well as Meerkat @mkmeorg Some exciting things are coming up for the community very soon.  I’m…

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You are the reason I love what I do! ?>

You are the reason I love what I do!

Monday I went live on Persicope to talk about a few things that have been on my mind a lot lately. I want to share with you some of my favorite YouTube channels from some really great people! Here is the replay of the live Periscope show: Channels I like for inspiration: Gary Vee: Tim: Evan: TED: Some standards for everything Maker, electronics and otherwise “hobby-ish”: Dave Jones: Adafruit: Hackaday: Hacksmith: AvE FliteTest: BMSWEB: Spoktra50: TinkerNut: Dave: A bunch more…

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