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What Is A Battery?

Batteries are fascinating devices that we often take for granted in our everyday lives. How often have you thrown out a AA alkaline cell and stopped to consider what actually happened inside that chemical-filled container to provide your remote control with electrical power?   Batteries are made of three basic components: Anode: Electrons flow out of the anode in a battery, which means conventional “current” flows into the anode. The

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Nintendo Game Boy Raspberry Pi Zero Mod

YouTube content creator wermy (no real name given) has produced a work of art by replacing the innards of an original Game Boy with the Zero, and making it so much better. The result is the Game Boy Zero, an unassuming handheld that can play Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis games and more. So, how did he do this? First the Game Boy had to be gutted to make space for

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Turn Your Smartphone Into A 3D Printer

OLO made its debut in New York in October 2015, when it won the World Maker Faire Editor’s Choice Award. OLO uses the light from your smartphone’s screen to print 3D objects, simple yet brilliant because half of its hardware is already in your pocket, making it easy for anyone to print in 3D. OLO works with smartphones of almost any size or brand. Even large 5.5 inch displays such asiPhone 6S+ or Galaxy

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Arduino Day SA Is Coming This April

Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s birthday. It’s a 24 hours-long event organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino team – where people interested in Arduino get together, share their experiences and learn more. All Arduino user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations, teachers, pros and newbies are welcome to participate. Arduino Day SA is brought to you by the Maker Library Network through Geekulcha in collaboration

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Homemade Air (Gas) Gun

In this instructable by DIY ZE we will show you how to make an air gun using Co2 inflator, See video below for simple instructions…     Here is what you will need: Co2 inflator air duster gun metal tube(barrel) wood Co2 cartridges glue gun cable ties isolating tape     Step 1: Make a Valve Connector You’ll need to connect duster gun to Co2 bike inflator. Since it’s made for

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The New Raspberry Pi Model 3 B

The all new Raspberry Pi Model 3 B is now available locally for R642 (Ex VAT) at RS Components. The Pi 3 Model B looks identical to the Pi 2 B at first glance. It is the same size and has much of the same components on board. So what is the difference? The new Pi 3 brings more processing power and on-board connectivity, saving you time with the development of your

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House4Hack Maker Academy

H4H Academy courses are presented by volunteers who are experts in their respective fields. All profits are reinvested to improve the makerspace and tooling. House4Hack is an initiative to bring together technology specialists and entrepreneurs in an informal setting. The courses are a good introduction to the house. The setting is a 400 m² house in Lyttleton Manor in Centurion equipped with various prototyping tools and facilities. The maker space

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SA Drone Regulations: The Facts and Myths

DStv’s Edge, Science and Tech took to the skies to try and explain what can and can’t be done in terms of drone flying in South Africa. In the clip from the episode below, Edge talks to Ian Melamed, the CEO of ProWings about the rules and regulations.  

Arduino Powered Shotbot

This Arduino Pump Tutorial is known as the ShotBot Project, demonstrating an easy way to build a simple shot pouring robot. Using two RobotGeek Pumping stations and some quick code to create a dual shot pouring robot. This project uses buttons to trigger the pouring as a basic example, but the buttons could be replaced with more advanced sensors, such as switches, light sensors, or IR sensors. You can follow

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New E-books Uploaded Feb 2016

Hey guys we have uploaded two new awesome e-books for you Evil Geniuses out there. 30 Arduino Projects and Android + Arduino Projects can be found here.