Makers rejoice: This massive Arduino library costs just $20 [Deals]

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This bundle of 15 Arduino eBooks are a must-have for any Maker.
This bundle of 15 Arduino e-books is a must-have for any maker.
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If you’ve got the itch to make things, you probably already know about Arduino. It’s the platform for building all kinds of computer-connected gizmos.

Basically, if you can imagine it, you can make it with Arduino — and books from Make show you how.

Get the tools and knowledge to launch any Arduino project [Deals]

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Get all the resources you need to start building all kinds of Arduino projects.
Get all the resources you need to start building all kinds of Arduino projects.
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With Arduino, it’s possible to build almost anything you can imagine. Whether it’s wearables, apps, or robots, the freedom Arduino offers can be liberating or intimidating, depending on your skill level. So this bundle of parts and lessons is a great resource for anyone looking to break into Arduino.

For $16, turn your Raspberry Pi into a game console, smart home controller and more [Deals]

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Finally start creating your own DIY Raspberry Pi projects this weekend.
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When Raspberry Pi rolled out in 2012, people immediately hailed the low-cost, credit card-size microcomputer as a fun new toy for kids and tech tinkerers. Since then, forward-thinking Pi users adapted this “toy” into a surprisingly powerful piece of tech. Users create everything from home media networks to robotics to fully automatic timesavers.

Creative hack gives you stunning iPhone macro shots

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Making a macro lens is easy. Shooting with it is another story.
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Commercial photographer Paul Adshead could have spent a few bucks for a macro lens attachment for his iPhone. Instead, a MacGyver-type of a hack gave him a lens and ethereal macro photos that seem achievable with only a high-powered microscope.

Feeling adventurous and uninspired by his smartphone photos, Adshead harvested an internal lens from a 1990s-era CD drive and, with a little tack-it putty, affixed it to his iPhone.

Start building DIY Arduino projects with this kit bundle [Deals]

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This bundle includes all the instruction and materials you need to get started with Arduino.
This bundle includes all the instruction and materials you need to get started with Arduino.
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Arduino offers tools to build basically anything imaginable, from robots, to computers, games, weather stations, you name it. The possibilities are so vast, it can be hard to know where to start. So this bundle of Arduino lessons and materials offers a great resource.

Get everything you need for your dream Raspberry Pi project [Deals]

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This bundle includes a brand new Raspberry Pi, a suite of sensors, and hours of instruction.
This bundle includes a brand new Raspberry Pi, a suite of sensors, and hours of instruction.
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Raspberry Pi is the platform for almost any DIY computing project you can imagine. From home entertainment systems, to robotics, to building your own smart home, it’s a compact processor with vast possibilities. So where do you even begin?

DIY iPhone memory upgrade is possible, but not worth it

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A new video shows that upgrading iPhone memory is major job, and an expensive one.
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Ever wondered what it would take to give your iPhone more storage? Apple charges a lot for additional room; maybe you could save a bundle by buying a low capacity version and upgrade the iPhone memory yourself.

A hobbyist successfully took his iPhone from 16GB to 128GB. But as he showed in a video detailing the process, it was a heck of a lot of work.

Lego mechanical keyboard is an awesome way to brick your Mac

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Yes, it actually works.
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If you love Legos and the clicky feeling of using a mechanical keyboard then prepare to meet the keyboard of your dreams.

Lego master builder Jason Allemann revealed his latest creation today that transforms an old school mechanical keyboard into a fully customizable Lego creation. The Lego keyboard uses a Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid keyboard as a base and replaces the frame and keys using 3D printed Cherry MX Lego compatible keycaps.

Take a closer look: