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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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Complete Motor guide for Robotics

Robot is an electromechanical device which is capable of reacting in some way to its environment, and take autonomous decisions or actions in order to achieve a specific task. Roboticists develop man-made mechanical devices that can move by themselves, whose motion must be modeled, planned, sensed, actuated and controlled, and whose motion behavior can be influenced by “programming”. This definition implies that a device can only be called a “robot” if

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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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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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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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