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Do It Yourself Open Source Hardware and Software Hacker friendly Modular Laptop

  Do It Yourself Open Source Hardware and Software Hacker friendly Modular Laptop Price 225.00 EUR https://www.olimex.com/Products/DIY-Laptop/KITS/TERES-A64-BLACK/open-source-hardware Build instructions. https://www.olimex.com/Products/DIY-Laptop/resources/TERES-I.pdf Advertisements

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Focus on Ultimaker 3D printers

In 2015, Ultimaker loaned Blackpool Makerspace a 3D printer to use during the Craft Council sponsored  Make:Shift:Do event.   In 2016, Ultimaker again loaned Blackpool Makerspace a 3D printer. This time, it was an Ultimaker 2. The Ultimaker 2 was … Continue reading

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Playing with the Teenage Engineering OP-1

I sampled some of the chat in the makerspace today and made a track, I am still learning the OP-1, but here it is anyway…

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Accessing the Pi GUI using SSH and X11 forwarding

I am building a Pi based robot, the Pi will sit in the robot and I have been looking at various ways to interact with the Pi whilst it is attached to the robot.  In simple terms the goal is … Continue reading

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ESP8266 Pirates vs Ninjas Voting Dashboard – Quick Make

My first BarCamp! I am going to my first BarCamp this weekend: Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp. I have never attended an ‘unconference’ before and I have been wondering whether I should have a go at speaking and if I did what … Continue reading

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Windows 10 IOT core, who/what is it for?

Windows 10 IOT core (internet of things), who/what is it for? I bought the latest Raspberry Pi to try Windows 10 IOT core, and wrote about it here:-http://blackpoollug.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/meeting-11th-july-2015-pi-windows-10.htmlI was disappointed to say the least. The following post on Hackaday concludes … Continue reading

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ESP8266 WIFI Serial Dev Kit Development Board

These development boards sidestep some of the problems encountered when using a bare esp8266. Battery powered with an onboard voltage regulator, just put batteries in the holder and you are ready to start programming it. Add the esp8266 development board … Continue reading

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