Something Fishy about Alexa…?

The Billy Bass wall display was a perennial feature in bars and restaurants (and a few home-built bars and domestic snugs) throughout the nineties and noughties.
Build a Pinhole Digital Camera

Build a Pinhole Digital Camera

Pinhole photography is one of the earliest ways to take pictures, but you wouldn’t think of it as a digital photography practice. After all, it relies on the natural physics of light, and the chemical reaction of the film or photographic paper – two things that digital photography has a very different relationship with.

Tell the Time with this Arduino Powered Laser Clock!

This build is so clever, it should have a degree. Utilizing ultraviolet LEDs and a glow in the dark surface, this “laser clock” (the use of laser is a bit vague, but it looks amazing, regardless) is constructed from 3D printed parts and has an Arduino inside it. Developed by YouTuber Tucker Shannon, the effect here is so stunning that we just had to take a closer look at it.
Secret Cola Bottle Spycam

Secret Cola Bottle Spycam

Is someone snooping on your stuff? Want to protect yourself from people’s mischief? Big camera on the wall far too obvious to catch a perpetrator in the act?

Disney’s Animal-Inspired Modular Snapbot Hints at the Future of Robotics

Described as a “reconfigurable legged robot”, the Snapbot is a stunning development from the Disney Research team, a group whose purpose it is to inject scientific and technological innovation across the entire Walt Disney Company, movies, toys, and theme park rides alike.
Amazing GUI Environment for Arduino!

Amazing GUI Environment for Arduino!

Using an Arduino is straightforward. You hook it up to your PC via USB, install the IDE software, and create programs. These are uploaded to your Arduino and used until the program is updated.
Time your Drones with an Awesome 3D-Printed Arduino-Powered Landing Pad!

Time your Drones with an Awesome 3D-Printed Arduino-Powered Landing Pad!

Ever fancied giving your quadcopter drone a cool landing area, or wanted to time its progress running circuits around your garden? Sure, a stopwatch is one option, but if you're busy controlling the drone you’re not going to be able to get an accurate timing.
Raspberry FPV Robot Security Drone

Raspberry FPV Robot Security Drone

Being small, and compatible with a range of cameras (such as its own camera module and many USB webcams), the Raspberry Pi makes a great security cam. You may have already seen it in action performing just this task, or have tried out some motion-detection software.
RasPad Lets You Take Your Pi Anywhere

RasPad Lets You Take Your Pi Anywhere

One of the most frustrating things about the Raspberry Pi is its lack of portability. Unless you have a display for the device, and a battery, you’re usually going to have to leave it at home.
Arduino and Raspberry Pi Meet Lego Thanks to Leguino!

Arduino and Raspberry Pi Meet Lego Thanks to Leguino!

Lego, Arduino and Raspberry Pi seem obvious bedfellows, but no one has quite managed to get integration between them quite right. One product hoping to finally perfect it is Leguino, a range of Lego-compatible electronic modules currently available for preorder following a successful Kickstarter campaign.
A YouTube Media Remote Powered by Arduino!

A YouTube Media Remote Powered by Arduino!

Ever used a wireless remote keyboard – one of those typically intended for media centres – and decided the buttons were too small or found the touchpad too temperamental?
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ released: Upgraded processor, faster networking

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ released: Upgraded processor, faster networking

There’s no shortage of single-board computer (SBC) options available. From the Banana Pi to BeagleBoard, makers benefit from loads of SBCs for a variety of do-it-yourself (DIY) project bases. However, the Raspberry Pi remains a top choice.
Help us make Brighton’s young people ‘future-proof’ with #BrightFutures

Help us make Brighton’s young people ‘future-proof’ with #BrightFutures

Our mission at, MakerClub is to ensure that young people have the stuff to thrive in the 21st Century.

How Android Things Can Develop Your IoT Project

Realising your dreams has always been tricky, but if you’re dreaming up something techy, it’s getting easier. You’ve got the Raspberry Pi, and Python, for example, or an Arduino and C++.
Raspberry Pi-Powered Translation Glasses

Raspberry Pi-Powered Translation Glasses

It seems only yesterday that the entire tech world was obsessed by Google Glass. It had everything: accessibility implications, privacy concerns, and portable communications.
Build a MIDI/FX Controller for Your Guitar with UDOO X86

Build a MIDI/FX Controller for Your Guitar with UDOO X86

The first guitar I ever picked up was a guitar synthesizer, with onboard MIDI. Despite a lack of amplification, it inspired me to learn the instrument; 30 years later, I’m still playing!
Can You Control a Quadcopter with an Arduino?

Can You Control a Quadcopter with an Arduino?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had quite a few quadcopters, and they’ve all ended up crashing. Or lost.
A Children’s Contactless Music Box for the 21st Century

A Children’s Contactless Music Box for the 21st Century

Various toys have been released for children over recent years that feature contactless technology to initiate a response. This might be character voices, music, or even actions (in the case of an activity centre). With this project, the focus is on audio playback and replicating the MusicCards project.