Build Your Own Dot Matrix Printer with an Arduino!

Back in the days of 8-bit and 16-bit computing, office (and home, if you could afford it) printing relied not on inkjet and laser printers, but on dot matrix.

What We Saw at the CRL Accelerator Demo Day

Ever wondered how tech startups find money? What puts a kid with a Raspberry Pi, a great idea, and a working prototype in touch with investors and partners?

An Arduino-Controlled BB8 with 3D Printed Parts!

Everyone loves Star Wars, and its robots – and their design – hold a particular fascination. When The Force Awakens hit cinemas in 2015, the realisation of astromech droid BB8 set tongues wagging and brains ticking over.

Track the ISS with a Raspberry Pi!

Since the first module was launched in 1998, the location of the International Space Station (ISS) continues to fascinate. Stepping outside on an evening to watch its movement across the night sky imbues a sense of pride in humankind’s achievements ... but it’s not always possible to see the structure.

4 Amazing Raspberry Pi Synthesizer Projects

We’ve found these four Raspberry Pi synthesizer projects that will amaze you.

The Final Frontier: Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Mars Rover!

Raspberry Pi-based robotics projects have been popping up since the board was released in 2013, but few come close to this: a Nasa-backed Mars Rover. With plans set to be released by the Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL), there is a real possibility that you could build your own $2.5 billion rover … for a fraction of the cost!

What Would YOU Do with a BBC micro:bit?

Launched in 2016, the BBC micro:bit is the 21st century successor to the BBC Micro desktop computer, a favourite across schools in the 1980s, and the inspiration for many careers in computing!

Take Your Raspberry Pi Out on the Trail

Want to take your Raspberry Pi outside? Of course you do. Thanks to increasingly smaller rechargeable batteries, and shock-proof and waterproof cases, it’s becoming easier. But what should you do with it once you’ve broken free of the shackles of indoor life?

Amazing Raspberry Pi-Powered LED Cube!

It isn’t every day that something comes along and totally blows us away, but this LED cube, complete with a gyro-based fluid “simulation” certainly does.

Could You Beat a Raspberry Pi at Noughts and Crosses (Tic-Tac-Toe)?

Unveiled at the Maker Faire New York in Autumn 2017, the Tic-Tac-Toe Robot is a Raspberry Pi-based project that challenges (and beats) a human player.

How an Arduino Can Help Make Geocaching Awesome Again!

Geocaching - the GPS-era version of letterboxing - has always been awesome, but over the past few years has seen its popularity drop.

Create a 3D Printed Drawing Robot with Arduino!

Everyone likes to doodle, but few of us can draw well. Straight lines, in particular, can be difficult to master. Technical drawings and designs usually require a ruler and protractor, as well as a set square.

An artificially intelligent tea maker you can control using SMS

Building an artificially intelligent tea maker that would make Guy Martin the perfect cup of tea based on how he was feeling on that day.

Furlexa: The Furby-Raspberry Pi Cross with Added Alexa!

Smart toys are all the rage these days, but what about hacking an older toy into 21st century awesomeness?

Cut Your Grass with a DIY Robot Lawn Mower!

Your lawn is probably settled for the winter – but what plans have you made for the first cut of the year? Another time-consuming battle with the over-long grass of the global warming age?

Make Your Raspberry Pi Mobile with the NoodlePi

Your Raspberry Pi is so small that it should be mobile by default. But it isn’t – so what are your options? Smartphone battery rechargers can be used to keep a Pi running on the go, but without a display, and a keyboard, it’s a largely unedifying experience.

We have launched!!! 🚀🚀🚀

Hello and welcome to Electromaker! Today we launched phase one of the website, which we plan to develop and expand further over the coming months.

It's Easy to Build a 3D Printed Arduino Controlled Spiderbot

The concept is simple: you take an Arduino, some servos, and a 3D printer, and you build a spider-like robot (commonly known as a spiderbot).