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How to Make a Raspberry Pi Torrent Box

The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic maker board with tons of potential. It's simple to get started with, and incredibly functional. Because of its low power consumption, the Raspberry Pi remains ideal for use as an always-on PC. As such, running a media or file server works well on a Pi. Similarly, the Raspberry Pi presents ideal hardware for a torrent box. Learn how to make a Raspberry Pi torrent box!

Build your own solder fume extractor

We love soldering. It is one of the most fundamental skills that any maker can learn, but the fumes produced by soldering aren’t good for you. However, before you start panicking, there are a few simple rules to follow.

Using alternative software to control the laser cutter (Scorchworks Whisperer)

In the final part of this series we finally start cutting things with the K40 laser cutter! We will transfer our designs created in Inkscape to an application called K40 Whisperer from Scorchworks. Now you might be thinking “But the K40 comes with its own software, can I just use that?” Well, yes you can, but I’ve found that K40 Whisperer is a lot easier to use, and it even runs on Linux devices. This is incredibly handy for my Makerspace as we are using an old Lenovo X61 laptop running Linux Mint to run the laser cutter.