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Five Breathtaking European Adventures

Icy peaks, ocean-side trails, and perfect waves: Europe’s best adventures are just a plane ticket away.<p>Enlarge<p>As the Brexit decision roils markets around the world, adventurers may find a silver lining in the uncertain financial situation. For now, U.S. currency is stronger against the British …

Europe

Omega2: $5 IoT Computer with Wi-Fi, Powered by Linux

Introducing the Omega2, the world's most <b>accessible</b> hardware development platform. This means that:<p>The Omega2 is <b>simple</b>, even for people who are just …

Astronomers map 1.2 million galaxies in colossal 3D image

That's galaxies, not stars.<p>After spending a decade measuring the stars, scientists just released a 3D map spanning 1.2 million galaxies. But it also measures the universe's expansion over time, giving credence to the theory that dark energy played a role in its increasing size.<p>Hundreds of …

Maps

Simple Polygraph with Arduino

A polygraph is commonly known as a lie detector. Really, it detects how excited a person is. They aren't foolproof (and aren't admissable in court in …

Arduino

How to Install Arduino IDE on Raspberry Pi in 2 Steps

If you would like to install the Arduino IDE on your Raspberry Pi, one might think that you need to do some hacking to get there, but in reality, it …

Raspberry Pi

Build an Indoor Garden Monitor for Checking Light and Soil Conditions

If don’t have much of a green thumb, this Arduino-based monitor lets you know if your indoor plants are getting enough water and light. And even if …

Cool

How to Code Arduinos

So i was looking trough the help section of the community when i noticed some people where having trouble with coding Arduinos, so I'm making this to …

Arduino

How-To: Show the size of folders in the Finder on Mac

The Finder’s list view is my favorite way to view the folders and files within the macOS Finder, because it provides a wealth of information via columns that can be sorted on.<p>One thing that you won’t find when using the Finder’s default list view is the cumulative size of the Folders contained …

How-To's

The million-dollar blogger and his life of total travel

<b>(CNN) —</b> There can't be many full-time bloggers in the world who employ wealth managers.<p>Johnny Ward, a 32-year-old Irishman intent on "living life with passion," is one.<p>He's one of a handful of travel bloggers in the world earning six-figure incomes each year through their blogging.<p>In a few weeks …

Africa

Five EASY to Care for Houseplants

Hey, friends! We have had LOTS of requests for this post, and I am really excited to share it with you today!<p>Over the past few years, I've gone from …

Home Decorating

Raspberry Pi Gets Turned On

The Raspberry Pi and other similar Linux-based single board computers simplify many projects. However, one issue with Linux is that it doesn’t like …

Arduino

Interfacing Motors with Arduino

Interfacing different types of motors with a micro-controller is among the most fundamental skills a maker/robotics enthusiast needs to master. In …

Robotics

Trail Wallet for iPhone Helps You Stick to Your Travel Budget

iOS: Sticking to a travel budget isn’t always easy. Souvenirs, good food, and breathtaking sights are all tempting, and after all, you’re on …

Apple News

Beer Can Cabbage Is the Ultimate Grilled Vegetable

Beer can chicken is a grilling season staple, but now there’s a new beer-steamed entree in town, and it is the hearty cabbage. Sure, it’s a great …

Grilling

Raspberry Pi Zero IoT adapter adds Grove modules and more

Dexter’s $17 “GrovePi-Zero” IoT expansion board for the Raspberry Pi Zero features analog, digital, and serial ports that support Grove modules. <br>Back …

Robots

FarmBot Open Source CNC Farming Robot (video) - Geeky Gadgets

If like me you are lacking green fingers but would like to be able to grow your own vegetables you may be interested in a new open source CNC farming …

Robots

How To Make Great Ribs in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Who says you need a grill to cook good ribs? The lack of outdoor space for a grill at my apartment led me to pass up a good many recipes for …

Recipes

38 Movies From the '80s and '90s You Need to Watch Again

<i>The Breakfast Club</i> (1885)<p>Five high-schoolers (a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal) spend a Saturday in detention together …

Summer Experiences in Norway

Norway

Install Android TV on a Raspberry Pi and Sideload Apps

If you don’t mind dealing with a bit of instability, you can now install an unofficial version of Android TV on a Raspberry Pi 3.

Raspberry Pi

$4 WiFi Door Alarm using a ESP8266 #IoT

In this IoT project I will show you how to make a WiFi door alarm that alerts you wherever you are! I had his idea of designing a wifi enabled door …

Wi-Fi

9 reasons Cologne is better than Berlin

<b>(CNN) —</b> Berlin these days seems to have everything: a thrilling creative and club scene, a laissez-faire attitude and an abundance of history.<p>But the world must be getting tired of hearing how great Berlin is.<p>And is it really that great?<p>Maybe, just maybe, western Germany has something better on …

Berlin

Arduino Create Is an All-In-One Platform to Create and Browse Arduino Projects

You’ve long had a variety of ways to create and discover new Arduino projects, and now you have an official means with Arduino Create.

Arduino

Top 10 Last-Minute Travel Tricks for a Great Getaway

There’s something to be said for meticulously planning a vacation escape, picking the right place, the right time, and then going for it. There’s …

Top 10

Best in Europe

Travellers to Greece tend to flock to the myriad islands or marvel at the iconic Acropolis, but one of the country’s most diverse, vibrant regions is often forgotten: the Peloponnese. It remains an affordable enclave of magnificent ancient sights like Olympia, Mycenae and Mystras, which are …

Arduino Blog – Build an IoT Rover with Arduino Mega and FONA

For his end of the year project at the University of Valencia, Maker Jorge Crespo built an Internet-connected, GPS-enabled rover using an Arduino …

Arduino

Arduino Motion Detection With A Bit Of Wire

It is likely that many of us will at some time have experimented with motion detectors. Our Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Beaglebones or whatever will …

Arduino

UDOO X86: The Most Powerful Maker Board Ever

The New "Arduino Create" Makes for Easier IoT Dev, Better Collaboration | Make

Announced during the Arduino Day festivities earlier in the year, the new Arduino Create environment is finally coming out of private beta, and opening the gates to new users this weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area.<p>Although I’m sure both environments will be coexisting for some time to come, the new …

Web 2.0

Got a Mac and a Samsung TV? Now you can AirPlay Mirror without an Apple TV

If you have a Mac and a Samsung Smart TV, AirPlay mirroring to the TV would usually require an Apple TV. But now there’s an app for that …<p><i>Mirror for Samsung TV</i> is a $9.99 Mac app that allows you to stream whatever’s playing on your Mac screen to any Samsung Smart TV from 2012 onward. That is to …

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