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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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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.  

Where To Find Free WiFi in Cape Town

In our previous article we revealed the City of Cape Towns plans to setup free hotspots and in this article we will show you a map of the current ones which are live and up and running. Plans are on course to set up 30 more zones in the following areas: Albow Gardens Brackenfell Clinic Brackenfell Library Brackenfell Town Hall Claremont Clinic Eastridge Clinic Hanover Park Clinic Heideveld Clinic Kraaifontein Admin

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City Of Cape Town Plans More Free WiFi For 2016

By the end of March, the City of Cape Town metro plans to have added 30 free public WiFi hotspots to its list of 189 existing locations, keeping it hot on the tails of Tshwane and Joburg. Vennessa Scholtz, the city’s media liaison officer, told that it’s currently preparing a tender to contract with commercial service providers to deliver internet access using municipal infrastructure on a ‘concession’ basis, meaning the city

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World’s First $15 Single Board 64bit Computer

The PINE64 is an open source platform from both hardware to software. It’s a versatile single board computer capable of running today’s most advanced 64 bit version of Android and Linux. Use the PINE64 to build your next computer, tablet, gaming device, media player, and just almost anything you can think of. The ARM 64-bit processor significantly increases performance over its 32-bit counterpart. Besides the performance increase, the 64-bit processor is more power

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Circuit Scribe: Draw Circuits Instantly

Circuit Scribe is for Makers, STEM Educators, Artists, Kids, & Life Hackers. No shaking, no squeezing, no goop, no smell, no waiting for ink to dry. Circuit Scribe draws smooth lines with conductive silver ink and allows you to create functioning circuits instantly.     Invent Instantly Circuit Scribe is for Makers of all ages and skill sets. STEM Education: Circuit Scribe was made for project based learning.  Kids can build

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