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Programmer loves his Logitech peripherals [Setups]


The programmer likes his Logitech Mini mechanical keyboard.
The programmer likes his Logitech Mini mechanical keyboard.
Photo: No-Recognition4361@Reddit.com

Before reading past the jump, take a look at today’s featured M1 Mac mini computer setup in the photograph above and see if you can quickly identify the two items that aren’t from peripherals giant Logitech — other than the main computer, display and furniture.

Both items are on the small side, so it might take a hard look to spot them. Answers below in the post and at the bottom just above the gear list.

Future STEM kids will love this Raspberry Pi computer


Don't want your kids to break your MacBook? They can tear this apart instead.
Get your kid a toy as smart as they are.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

You probably don’t want to come home to find your precious little one has torn open your MacBook, even in the name of learning. They might discover what a circuit board looks like, but at what cost?

That’s why you should foster your child’s STEM interest in a way that keeps your electronics off the chopping block. The CrowPi2 offers a fantastic starting point for kids who want something to tinker with. Plus, it’s on sale for $319.99 (regularly $329).

Learn the most popular skills for software devs for just $25


Become a coding pro with this discounted bundle.
This bundle will show you what it takes to develop software like a pro.
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A career in software development and data visualization requires a diverse range of skills. Theoretically, you could acquire them on your own through trial and error. But your time could be better spent with a dedicated set of teachers.

The 2022 Ultimate Big Data Certification Bundle can teach you the basics of Python, Raspberry Pi and additional skills you’ll be able to master with practice. For a limited time, this bundle is on sale for $24.99 (regularly $2,000).

Clever hack finally brings CarPlay to your Tesla


CarPlay on a Tesla
A Raspberry Pi makes it all possible.
Photo: Michał Gapiński

Tesla refuses to add CarPlay to its vehicles, so you’re stuck with the company’s own infotainment system — which doesn’t have it own Apple Music app. Or you can hack together a CarPlay upgrade by yourself.

Polish developer Michał Gapiński did exactly that by using a clever trick that involves Tesla’s built-in web browser and a Raspberry Pi. And, believe it or not, everything works exactly as intended.

Apple’s fascinating eMate 300 dud gets a makeover as a Raspberry Pi


If you had done this in 1997 it would have blown people's minds.
Screenshot: Billy The Kid/YouTube

The eMate 300, one of the most fascinating forgotten Apple products of the late 1990s, has received a second life as a Raspberry Pi laptop.

The personal data assistant, which Apple sold for less than a year between 1997 and 1998, was a sales dud at the time of its release. However, with its Jony Ive-designed curvaceous clamshell made out of translucent green plastic, it resembled the later iMac G3 and iBook computers that helped reestablish Apple as a computer manufacturer of note.

That makes it a machine worth celebrating. Now, thanks to the efforts of a YouTuber named Billy The Kid, it’s also a machine capable of running YouTube videos. Check out the video below.

Two ‘trash can’ Macs form core of nerdy workstation built to last [Setups]


Those two
Those two "trash cans" at upper left prove core to this setup.
Photo: XTJ7@Reddit

Redditor XTJ7, a programmer and photographer based in Germany, knows how to make a setup last and do just what he needs it to do. As his recent post declared, his setup’s core is two “trash can” Mac Pro towers from 2013 plus a racy gaming PC.

Yeah, you heard right: That’s two computers running from 2013 to now. Eight years might as well be a few decades as far as computer performance goes. But he has his reasons to wait on the upgrade.

Want to build something? These 4 deals will get your creative juices flowing today [Deals]


Weekend project
Stop putting off ideas and start that weekend project.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Walt Disney said it best: “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” If you’ve ever thought, “I wish I knew how to do that,” then this is your wakeup call.

Whether you want to build your own app or a microcomputer, a website or an e-commerce hub, these four deeply discounted educational offerings will inspire you to stop thinking about building something great, and just jump in and get it done. Expand your horizons today! (These courses are all over 93% off right now.)

Mini Apple 1 replica celebrates the computer that started it all


3d printed Smithsonian Apple 1
Looks like it belongs in a museum.
Photo: Matteo Trevisan

The Smithsonian is home to the most famous of the Apple 1 computers. It’s covered in a crude wooden case and Matteo Trevisan wants it.

That’s not happening. But he and another self-described Apple maniac indulged their geeky pleasure by creating a miniature version with a 3D printer and Raspberry Pi computer.

Prices plummet on VPNs, Raspberry Pi kits and more [Deals]


Price Drop Roundup
Some of our best deals got even better, with discounts as steep as 98% off.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Pretty much every deal we share is already great, so when they get even better, you’ll want to pay attention. Right now in the Cult of Mac Store, prices on VPN subscriptions, lessons in Logic and Excel, and a loaded Raspberry Pi kit have reached new lows. Read on for more details: