Innovate Asterisk Unveils a 3D-Printed RaspberryPi 4-Powered Tablet

Voice-over-IP specialist YouTuber Innovate Asterisk has published a step-by-step guide to assembling a Raspberry Pi-powered tablet, comprised of common off-the-shelf parts and housed in a custom 3D-printed case.

“The concept of the project is to develop a 3D-printable, Raspberry Pi-based tablet. All parts (components) must be easy to obtain and readily available,” Innovate Asterisk explains. “It must have a battery, and it must be the primary source of power (meaning, it will charge up with a cable plugged in, but must have enough power to run without it.) It must be able to operate perfectly fine without a keyboard (meaning, everything in the user interface should work without an issue even if you don’t have a keyboard and mouse plugged in.)”

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Get in the C: RaspberryPi 4 can handle a wider range of USB adapters thanks to revised design’s silent arrival

There is good news for prospective buyers of the diminutive Raspberry Pi 4 as the USB-C issue that stopped the device working with some power supplies has been fixed.

The issue arose with the change to a USB Type-C connector for powering the device. An error in detection circuitry on the Pi side caused some power adapters to mistake the computer for an audio device, and therefore not shove the expected power down the line. The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s own USB power supply (yours for £8) was fine, other cables (marked with an “e”) were less so.

Pi fans have been speculating over the last few months that the fix had landed after purchasers reported spotting a new design in the wild.

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DIY Clear Atomic Purple Nintendo Switch Lite!

They are finally here! New shells for the Nintendo Switch Lite are up for sale right now and in this video, I installed the Transparent Atomic Purple Shell and it looks absolutely amazing! I’ve wanted to do this since the release of the Nintendo switch lite but no one had the shells available until now. In my opinion, this is the ultimate mod for the Nintendo Switch Lite!

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UC San Diego Engineers Design New Low-Power Wi-Fi Chip for IoT Devices

Smaller than a grain of rice, UCSD’s chip enables devices to communicate with networks using 5,000 less power than today’s Wi-Fi radios.

Electrical engineers from UC San Diego have designed a new Wi-Fi radio chip that’s smaller than a grain of rice and consumes 5,000 times less power than current Wi-Fi radios, which the engineer’s state could be used for IoT devices, wearables, and smart home setups. The tiny chip can allow smart devices to connect with existing Wi-Fi networks at a rate of two megabits per second while using just 28 microwatts of power.

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Czinger 21C: the world’s first 3D printed hypercar | Top Gear

The Czinger 21C is a 1,233bhp 3D printed hypercar complete with a turbo V8 revving to 11,000rpm, a 1+1 layout and $1.7m price tag. Oh, and the big news is it’s 3D printed. Well, large sections of the chassis are, paving the way for a revolutionary new car manufacturing process that could change… everything. It’s mind-blowing stuff, so let Jack Rix be your guide around California’s Koenigsegg rival.