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For those of you who haven't yet played around with Raspberry Pi, this one's for you. In this how-to video, Matt walks you through how to get a Raspberry Pi up and running. It's the first in a series of Raspberry Pi videos that we're releasing to accompany our new book, Getting Started with Raspberry Pi. It covers Raspberry Pi and Linux basics and then works up to using Scratch, Python, GPIO (to control LED's and switches), and web development on the board.
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit: http://www.makershed.com/Raspberry_Pi_Starter_Kit_Includes_R
Getting Started with Raspberry Pi PDF: http://www.makershed.com/Getting_Started_with_Raspberry_Pi_P
Raspberry Pi Model B: http://www.makershed.com/Raspberry_Pi_Model_B_Revision_2_512
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If you have a friend or relative who has been asking "what's an Arduino?" You can point them here. They'll get an overview of what it is and what's possible with it.
Get the kit mentioned in this video: http://www.makershed.com/Getting_Started_with_Arduino_Kit_V3
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If you're excited about getting into embedded Linux platforms for electronics projects, Matt shows you how to get started on the BeagleBone. By the end of the how-to, you'll be able to blink and LED, but hopefully you'll be inspired to take something on that's a little more complex.
Get a BeagleBone from the Maker Shed: http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKCC
And here's the code for mrbbio: https://github.com/mrichardson23/mrBBIO
More info: http://blog.makezine.com/2012/03/14/how-to-get-started-with-
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Did you know that you can make your own holograms? Matt Richardson shows you how to do just that with the Litiholo Kit, available in the Maker Shed:
For more information about the science behind holography, check out:
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If you have a simple Arduino project that uses only a few pins, you might be able to shrink it down to a single 8-pin ATtiny chip. In this video, Matt Richardson shows you how, based on a tutorial from MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech Group. The best part is you can use the same Arduino code and development environment that you're already used to.
More information about this how-to is available at: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/10/how-to-shrinkify-yo
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Matt demonstrates how he uses an Arduino to make a celebrity-silencing remote control for your TV. By decoding the closed captioning track in the video signal, the Arduino is able to look for keywords such as "PALIN" or "KARDASHIAN" and mute your TV, protecting your poor ears from having to hear about them ever again.
For more information, including the code, check out: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/enough-already-the-
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Did you know that you can develop your own black and white film with instant coffee, vitamin C, and washing soda? In this how-to, Matt Richardson walks you through making and using your own developer, which has come to be known as "caffenol."
For more information, check out: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/07/skill-builder-caffe
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With this unconventional method of recycling, you can turn many kinds of bottles into drinking glasses, vases, or other vessels. In this video, Matt shows you how to convert a used beer bottle into a reusable drinking glass.
Sean Michael Ragan's bottle cutting method on Make: Projects: http://makeprojects.com/Project/Bottle-Cutting/106/1
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The Truth Meter, a project featured in MAKE Volume 26, measures small increases in sweat which indicate nervousness and other stimuli. So if you're sleuthing to find out who left the empty milk carton in the refrigerator and your prime suspect does nothing but deny accusations, watch this video and create your own Truth Meter.
For more information about this project and a PDF of the instructions from MAKE, check out: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/04/the-truth-meter-don
Here's a kit with the components you need to build your own: http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MSGR
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Hack an Easy Button into an AWESOME Button! This USB button types in a random synonym for the word awesome when it's pressed. It works with any computer and in any application. Learn how to make your own custom USB devices using the Teensy USB microcontroller.
For more info:
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Direct from MAKE Volume 16, this project shows you how to mod your printer so that it prints with invisible ink.
More information, including a PDF of the instructions can be found here: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/04/how-to-for-secret-a
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You may have seen those "On Air" lights at film, radio or television studios. Now that anyone can broadcast video over the internet, it's time to learn how to build your own "Now Streaming" light that wirelessly checks to see if your streaming! You can use the basics of this project for any kind of wireless notifier.
For more information about this project, check out:
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Hack your remote control so that you never have to change its batteries again! This project is in MAKE Volume 25.
To get more info about this project and to download a PDF of the instructions check out:
SunMod kit can be purchased here:
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You can get iPhone push notifications from lots of online services, but what if you want something from your home to send you alerts? Learn how to get iPhone push notifications when your letter carrier delivers your mail with this Arduino project. No matter where you are, you'll be the first to know when the latest volume of MAKE magazine is delivered!
More information about this project (including the code) can be found here: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/12/snail_mail_push_ale
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Matt Richardson is trying out making videos for MAKE, let us know what you think of his work in the comments! Auditions are open for video makers: http://makezine.com/media/video/submit.csp
In this video, learn to hack your old USB keyboard into a pedal for any sort of keyboard shortcut. This one was made for Google Reader, but you can make your pedal send any keystroke you'd like!