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PiParp: Prank Your Friends with a Parping Raspberry Pi Whoopee Cushion!

The whoopee cushion has been upgraded. No longer a rubber bladder filled with air (or, at times, a piece of foam), it has been enhanced and is capable of playing any noise you can think of, thanks to a Raspberry Pi.

Taking a shortcut - Using the Jaco Burge TouchPad

We’ve used keyboard shortcuts for years, from the humble copy/paste to exiting vi. Shortcuts save us time, but in some applications, such as CAD / CAM they are a necessity. So when the JacoBurge TouchPad Kickstarter went live in early 2018, we have to get one for a test. So let's take a look at what we get.

UDOO BOLT: A UDOO AMD-powered Maker Board

Development boards abound. From the ultra-popular Raspberry Pi to the powerful Odroid XU4, there’s no shortage of single-board computer (SBC) options. Among these dev boards, the UDOO x86 is a top pick. The UDOO x86 sports Arduino compatibility and beefy specs which make it suitable for anything from gaming to streaming videos, and even programming. New from UDOO is the UDOO BOLT, a robust development board with a unique set of specifications.

DoggoBot: An Arduino Controlled Cardboard Pet

It’s tough to build a robot without spending a load of money on the body. Some builders buy kits; others use 3D printing. But what about cardboard?

Awesome Star Wars LED Backlit Movie Poster with Arduino and Neopixels

Perhaps some sort of frame is the answer for your movie (or TV show, or pop group) posters ... and if it is, why stop with a bit of wood and perspex? Why not add a backlight, just like a poster found outside a cinema?

Astonishing Google NSynth Device Built on Raspberry Pi

Looking for a totally new sound? You may have just found it. A couple of Google projects have collaborated to produce the NSynth Super, a Raspberry Pi-powered device that uses what has been coined “neural audio synthesis” to analyse the sonic characteristics of source inputs to create entirely new musical voices.

BBC micro:bit to Invade Canada!

First released in 2015, the BBC micro:bit is finally set to hit Canada, and inspire children and amateur enthusiasts just as it has in the UK and elsewhere.

Control a Glockenspiel with Sonic Pi and Lego!

Perhaps the glockenspiel isn’t the first instrument you think of when it comes to electronic music, but thanks to the wonderful Sonic Pi software, that might be about to change...

What Can You Do with an Adafruit Crickit?

Supposedly designed to help avoid a robot apocalypse, the Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit from Adafruit - Crickit for short - is an add-on for their Circuit Playground Express (CPX), an easy-to-use board with support for CircuitPython, Arduino, or (coming soon) the Microsoft MakeCode programming tool.

Make Your Own Portable Pocket Sized Pi Zero-Powered Projector

Owning a pocket projector seems like a great option for ad hoc presentations (or an easy way to watch movies when you’re camping) but can it be done with a Raspberry Pi?

What's in the Android Things Starter Kit?

Released in May 2018, the Android Things Starter Kit is the ideal collection of components to get you started with your Android Things project. We’ve already looked at which boards you can use with Android Things, but if you’re just starting out with this platform it’s a good idea to grab a starter kit and build from there.

Free Electromaker Swag Giveaway!

We are a generous bunch here at Electromaker. That’s why we have decided to giveaway some free swag to our fans!

9 Best Raspberry Pi Smart Home Software Options

The Raspberry Pi is a utilitarian single-board computer (SBC) designed for a bevy of applications. With its small footprint and low power draw combined with beefy processing capabilities for its size, the Raspberry Pi is well-suited as an always-on device.

Build a Persistence of Vision Lightsaber for Jedi Mind Tricks!

YouTuber and maker BitLuni has teamed up with Electromaker to use persistence of vision in a DIY lightsaber prop, which combines images and sound to create a stunning Star Wars atmosphere!

Building the GameCube Classic Edition Mini Console

Nintendo scored a major hit with its NES Classic Mini and SNES Classic Edition. With hopes of an N64 Classic, gamers continue to enjoy retro video games via emulation.

AR Projection Lamp with Raspberry Pi and Android Things

Here’s a lovely bit of awesome to get you in the mood for one of the most interesting Raspberry Pi build videos you’ll see for a long time.

Pine64 Rockpro64 Announced: RockPro64 Specs, Release, and More

While the Raspberry Pi might rank as the most well-known single-board computer (SBC), loads of Raspberry Pi competitors exist. Notably, the Odroid XU4 is a worthy Raspberry Pi alternative. From Pine64 comes the RockPro64. It’s a brawny SBC which packs a performance punch and stellar specs. Learn more about the Pine64 RockPro64 specs, release, and more!

New Alexa Development Board for Raspberry Pi Compute

If you’ve been playing around with your Raspberry Pi and Alexa and found that you’re onto something of a winner, you might be tempted to expand beyond the standard Pi.