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The scorching South African heat can really take a toll on your body, we know it’s not summer just yet but this article we’re sure we’ll serve it’s purpose for years to come and the South African market. The concept is simple and can be easily with many who work outside or in hot working conditions, coming home to an even hotter house can be discouraging. With the cost of

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Build Your Own IronMan Arc Reactor

Amaze your friends with this easy to make an cool Iron man Arc reactor, using readily available parts. Check out this cool video by Tom Howbridge over at instructables.   Check out the full build instructions here.

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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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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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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Hands-on DIY Maker Training courses For Cape Town Makers

So you have a project but NO Tools, Space or Expertise? Check out Maker Station HQ: 9 Plein Street, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa. Maker Stations is a network of, by and for Makers, Suppliers and Service providers everywhere. See the Maker Station guide and information sheet for setting up a workshop series or maker event. Supporting facilities include hand tools, small bench tools and for experts a metal work studio and Machine Room;

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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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DIY Arduino Solar Charge Controller

DIY Arduino based MPPT solar charger controller. via electroniclovers   what is Mppt( Maximum power point tracking) ? “we use MPPT algorithm to get the maximum available power from the Photovoltaic module under certain conditions” How MPPT works  ? Why 150W solar panel does not equal to 150 w? For example you bought a new solar panel from the market which puts out 7 amps. under charge the setting of a battery is configured

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DIY Magnetic Suspension Controled with Arduino

This Magnetic Suspension Demo System is a device that can suspend an object by magnetic force. A set of parameters to maintain an object in steady suspension state can be obtained via PID algorithm.     Step 1: Hardware                               Step 2: Hardware Preparation a.Selection of Windings The windings for this test are sourced ready-made from

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Hyper-local Weather Dashboard with RaspBerry Pi

InitialState posted a great multipart tutorial about building what he calls a “Hyper-local Weather Dashboard.” In plain language, he created a Raspberry Pi-based web page that fuses weather data from Wunderground along with locally sensed weather data.   The tutorial has thee parts. The first part covers reading data from Wunderground using their developer’s API (you’ll need an API key; a free one is good for 500 queries a day).

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