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DIY ISP Network Speed Monitor

If there’s one thing that’s the same about everyone’s broadband connection, it’s that it’s slow. Usually slower than it was advertised to be when you got it. But slow isn’t as irritating as sporadic, when you get constant drops and outages in your internet connection, it can drive you to frustration. It drove one man in Washington D.C. to monitor his broadband connection with a Raspberry Pi, and automatically tweet Comcast when

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16 Projects For Your Raspberry Pi

Got yourself a shiny new Raspberry Pi or you may have one laying around gathering dust, here are 16 projects for you to try out.   1. Stream Movies With Kodi Kodi is one of the best streaming platforms available, letting you experience local and internet-based content on anything from your smartphone to an Amazon Fire TV Stick. Oh, and it’s also available on the Raspberry Pi 2. If you want to

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Convert Your Old PS1 Into A PiStaytion

Now in the world of retro gaming, people aren’t happy with a circuit board sitting naked on their TV stand / computer desk with bundles of wires and cables poking out. They want to replicate the feeling of playing on their old favorite console, but with the added twist of seeing the surprised looks on their friends’ faces when they startup a custom system running lots of different console emulators.

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LattePanda – The Tiny Windows 10 PC

LattePanda is featured with quad-core 1.8Ghz, 2/4G RAM, 32/64 GB eMMC, WIFI, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0, plus onboard Arduino processor! It includes everything a regular PC has and can do anything that a regular PC does, all at a low price of 69 USD. LattePanda runs perfectly on the go. Creating documents with Microsoft Office, playing HD videos and running Windows apps on LattePanda is exactly the same experience as using

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How To Get A Drone License In SA

Earlier this year, the laws around legal operation of remote control aircraft – aka drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) – changed in South Africa, introducing a framework for where and how drones can be flown, and who is allowed to fly them. These new restrictions and regulations don’t, on the whole, apply to the kind of quadcopters that are going to popular as presents this

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Ultra Cheap Raspberry Pi Zero

The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry.  The Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the

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3D Printed Plastic Car Jack

South African inventor and engineer Hans Focuhe has done it again. This time, to promote and communicate the launch of his new, more powerful Cheetah 2 3D printer, he has designed and built a fully functional, plastic car jack, marking several “firsts”, even in an industry where just about everything that happens is a “first time ever”. Fouche’s is the first completely plastic car jack and also the first 3D printed one

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DIY Arduino IoT Weather Clock

Another great instructable by Toglefritz Today we will create a web-connected, Arduino-powered clock/weather station. Our clock will be much more powerful than any available from retail:     We will have an attractive clock that is easy to read and fully customizable. We will get accurate temperature and humidity readings for inside the house. We can use multiple sensors placed around the house to get readings from as many rooms as we

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Don’t Miss The 3D Printing Meetup JHB

Its that time again. 3D Printing Meetup Johannesburg. Evening of the 26th November (Thursday) and what better place than the heart of the Beast at Robobeast Offices in Northlands Business Park, Corner minis, Northriding. Please bring your own beer and drinks, a fridge is supplied and some snacks if you are peckish. A meetup for anyone interested in 3D Printing, actively involved or if you just want to come see

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Huawei Shows Off Fast-Recharging Battery

Huawei has developed a prototype smartphone battery that can be recharged to half its capacity in just five minutes. The battery is based on the same lithium ion chemistry used in cellphone batteries today but gets its advantage from atoms of graphite bonded to the anode, Huawei said on Friday at an industry conference in Japan. That change means faster charging but not at the expense of usage life or a sacrifice

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