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NASA Pulse necklace is a clever DIY solution to prevent face touching

NASA Pulse necklace is a clever DIY solution to prevent face touching

Humanity has found itself within another global pandemic, one involving a respiratory virus that can be easily transmitted from a surface to its next victim simply by touching one's own face. There's an obvious preventative method to avoid this issue, which is that you shouldn't touch your face, at least not if you haven't thoroughly washed your hands first. Developing this new habit is harder than it sounds, however, so here to help is a new DIY project from NASA.

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Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

The Phenom by Peopoly is a $2k MSLA (LCD+LED) light-cured resin 3D printer with a big orange panel door. This device prints 3D objects with liquid resin, activated with lights - it pulls the print up from the goo, rather than printing the print from the bottom to the top with a melted line of material. This printer has been two things to me thus far: The easiest experience I've had with a 3D printer, and the deliverer of the most detailed final print quality I've yet seen in a personal 3D Printer (at 72 um).

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DIY Nintendo Switch made from spare parts is apparently doable

DIY Nintendo Switch made from spare parts is apparently doable

While sales of games and gaming systems have unsurprisingly gone up these past months, supply has also unsurprisingly been unable to keep up with the increasing demand. Even less surprising is the fact that there are people only too willing to take advantage of this situation and sell items at a much higher price than normal. Enraged at these price-gouging practices, one modder took matters into his own hands and made a Nintendo Switch console simply using spare replacement parts.

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3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

An Arduino-based 3D scanner was created by an industrious 3D printing enthusiast and released open source this week for all to enjoy. This open source project was made to take out the most time-consuming component of the 3D scan process, giving said process instead to an Android phone combined with 3D-printed parts, a cheap motor, and an Arduino. This is not the first time such a system has been attempted, but it does appear to be the most complete and ready-to-roll system to date.

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Xbox Adaptive Controller mod for Nintendo Switch brings joy to disabled kids

Xbox Adaptive Controller mod for Nintendo Switch brings joy to disabled kids

The Nintendo Switch may have become the darling of the console gaming market but, more than a year ago, Microsoft did something that ranked it higher in the eyes of many gamers. Its Xbox Adaptive Controller or XAC practically opened the opening floodgates for people with disabilities by making it possible to create controller mods that catered to that underserved market. Now a dad has hastily put the two together to create an arcade-like controller that empowered his kids to play Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch.

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This business card is actually a Linux computer

This business card is actually a Linux computer

Computing and manufacturing have changed so much that things that were almost impossible to do unless you were a giant corporation are now something hobbyists accomplish in their spare time. That apparently includes making computers the size of business cards. No, this is far from being a Raspberry Pi clone that is the size of a hundred business cards stacked on top of each other. This computer that runs Linux is really a business card, the type that you give out for free to impress people and impressed they probably will be.

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Sphero RVR programmable robot rover now available for purchase

Sphero RVR programmable robot rover now available for purchase

Sphero may have gotten out of the business of making licensed robots, particularly for Disney, but it hasn't turned away from its core spirit: making programmable robots that appeal to both kids and adults alike. It seems, though, that it is taking a break from robot balls but not from things that roll. After a highly successful turn at Kickstarter, Sphero is bringing its latest RVR to consumers, educators, and students around the world to give them the chance to experience what it may feel like to control and program a space rover.

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DIY bioimplant project aims to start a Tesla

DIY bioimplant project aims to start a Tesla

A project is underway on Hackaday that follows a person called Amie DD who is trying to get an implantable RFID transponder to be able to start a Tesla car. The bioimplant is installed in the woman's left hand and is an X-Series transponder implant in bioglass that was injected using a needle. The implant is an xNT NFC Chip that measures 2 x 12mm.

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5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

Today we're running down the five most essential ways the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is an upgrade over its predecessors. Raspberry Pi is the most famous super-tiny DIY-projects-friendly super-inexpensive PC in the world, and it's been the center of attention in this community since its launch on the 29th of February 2012. This miniature computer is notable not only because it's tiny and cute, but because it's capable - and it only costs approximately $35 USD.

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Kano PC is Windows 10’s entry into DIY computer world

Kano PC is Windows 10’s entry into DIY computer world

The Raspberry Pi was primarily intended for educational purposes but the Single Board Computer (SBC) kicked off a new niche market of affordable computing boards and even computers you can assemble yourself. There are a few players in the later segment but one of the longest to stay in business is Kano. The computing kit maker has now partnered with Microsoft to launch a DIY tablet/laptop hybrid for kids that runs, of course, Windows 10.

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This DIY Tesla pickup truck refused to wait for Elon Musk

This DIY Tesla pickup truck refused to wait for Elon Musk

Elon Musk has been promising to make a Tesla pickup truck for years now, but robot-maker extraordinaire Simone Giertz couldn't wait any longer... so she made her own. The Tesla Truckla is her take on the pickup the electric automaker should be building, based on the Model 3 but after having a serious run-in with an angle grinder.

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Pine64 Linux PinePhone could get Moto Mod functionality

Pine64 Linux PinePhone could get Moto Mod functionality

With the focus given to Huawei's US ban, there has also been some discussion about Android, Google's hold on the platform, and truly free (as in freedom) alternatives to the world's biggest mobile OS. There has never been a shortage of alternative mobile platforms, many of them revolving around Linux, but there has been a dearth of companies making devices that run and support such platforms. Pine64 is one of those few and it is now sharing some development in its quest to make a privacy-respecting open source smartphone.

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