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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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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.  

LED TV Screen Glitch Fixed With Light

Check out this really strange but useful fix for anybody owning LED TV with a similar problem. Dyril over at EEVBlog had a faulty Samsung UN32EH500 LED TV, the screen was displaying white lines on one side which can only be described as “Glitching” and while shining a light on a faulty chip near the ribbon connector the lines magically disappear.  

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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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 htxt.africa 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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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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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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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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