Hackboard 2 Is a $140 Windows 10 Pro Single-Board Computer

Powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM, there’s also an Ubuntu version for $99.

The Raspberry Pi continues to be the most-popular choice for single-board computers, especially considering the very low price point. But what if you want a single-board computer capable of running Windows 10? The Hackboard 2 offers just that for a surprisingly low price.

Hackboard 2 was created by a team spread across Austin, London, and Shezhen. As The Hackboard website explains, the idea was formed very early in the coronavirus pandemic when Quantum Engineering CEO Mike Callow came up with the idea of “creating a small, low-cost, Windows-powered and Intel-based computer for children, parents, and educators who wouldn’t normally be able to afford one.”

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Nano Piano – An Ardiuno Based Nano Piano

A simple, small piano that is not only small as the name implies, but it runs off of the Arduino Nano Every.

Nano Piano is a four key piano that runs off of an Arduino Nano Every. This project is beginner friendly, and it is great if you are looking to get into Arduino or electronics as a whole. I will be going over everything you need to know to create this project. You get to decide how its assembled but I will be showing you all the electronics and things you need to make it work.

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Ping Pong Scoreboard with animation and sound

We play a lot of ping pong, but lose track of the score and who is supposed to serve. This scoreboard introduces the game, keeps track of whose serve it is, keeps score and congratulates the winner at the end. Uses an rgb matrix and a soundboard.

The scoreboard uses an Arduino Mega (for the RGB matrix and soundboard pins, mostly) and several LED and LCD panels.   The games are configurable to be either 11 points or 21 and the service can be switched at either 2 points or 5 points.  The warmup begins with a virtual ping pong match on the matrix and then several vocal announcements including “Lets Play Ping Pong” and “Shall We Play a Game”.  Each point is entered using a big lighted button on the top (one for each player).   Service is announced with “Switch Serve” and the arrows pointing towards player 1 or  2.   The announcement of player can be switched from two specific people by name or generic “Player 1” and “Player 2”.   At the end of a game, the winner is announced and there’s applause, etc.  The soundboard is loaded with all these sounds, etc.

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MicroNova’s AmpliPi Is a RaspberryPi Powered Open Source Audio System for Your Entire Home

Driven by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+, this Python-powered audio system supports up to six stereos zones — expandable to 36.

MicroNova has launched a crowdfunding campaign for AmpliPi — an open source, whole-home audio system powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ and running a Python REST API and mobile-first web application.

“AmpliPi is a multi room/zone home audio controller and amplifier made for whole house audio systems with many zones,” explains MicroNova co-founder Jason Gorski of the device. “It can play up to 4 simultaneous audio streams (Pandora, Spotify, AirPlay, etc) or sources (RCA inputs), each routed to one or many zones, all of which are configurable in real-time using the self-hosted AmpliPi Web App or its underlying REST API.”

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This RaspberryPi Pico-Based Macro Keyboard Features a 3D-Printed Circuit Board

As makers, we are extremely lucky that today we can have affordable, professional-level PCBs fabricated on demand in small quantities and shipped to our doorsteps in just a week or two. Those are absolutely your best option if you’re working on projects that require custom boards and you want them to come as close as possible to consumer devices. But the week or two it takes to get PCBs fabricated and shipped can be too long for quick projects and you may not want to spend the money anyway. That’s why Redditor Duzitbetter came up with a really clever way to 3D print the circuit board for this Raspberry Pi Pico-based macro keyboard.

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3D Printing : (the famous) Ikea Lack enclosure for Ender 3 Pro

There are a lot of article on the Internet about this topic. How to “turn Ikea Lack tables to 3D printing enclosure?” This is a trending topic. But to be honest, I never find the one that takes your by hand from start to beginning. This is the challenge of this post and I really hope you will like it !

Let’s go !

First, you need a minimum of two Lack tables from your local Ikea store. It works perfectly with three if you want a higher construction. For me two pieces are the ideal size since it will be on my desk. But if you want to have the furniture laying on the ground, three is indeed a better choice.

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