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This week on Maker Update, a Roomba for your whiteboard, a wearable for people who talk too much, a geometric planter, Arduino for Nerf, and mashing up code with Becky Stern.

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Light Theremin - The rapid switching on and off of this “astable oscillator circuit” generates sound — buzzes and tones of different frequencies.

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Do you have an idea burning in the back of your mind; a design that you just want to get out? Well, flex those creative muscles with the “Flexible PCB Contest” - sponsored by Oshpark, Hackaday and Digi-Key Electronics.

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As promised, this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area was the “World’s Largest Show and Tell”. From cosplay, drones, prosthesis, and everything in between, there’s something for everyone at Maker Faire.

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Press the button to play sound!

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This series of slides will demonstrate how to pair a Micro:bit with a cell phone, how to program it, and complete the coaster project using the ZIP Halo.

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Make your greenhouse smart this summer with some offerings from Cypress and Sparkfun.

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Upgrade your ride with NeoPixel LEDs. In this project we're upgrading a longboard with more neopixels, making a very bright and safe summer night ride!

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What better way to celebrate Pi Day, than to build a PiCade and play old school video games? Yeah, we couldn’t think of one either, so that’s exactly what we did. Take a look at our video to watch Ben and Ashley fully assemble and wire the PiCade.

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This project turns your NeoTrellis M4 into a control surface for Ableton Live similar to functionality found on a Novation Launchpad or Ableton Push device.

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The Circuit Playground Express has a built in IR transmitter and receiver, and with a pair of boards, you can send and receive messages that will make the boards run prepared operations. In this case, you can play laser tag with a friend or for target shooting.

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GroupGets’ offers their PureThermal 2, or PT2, and PureThermal Mini, or PTMini, smart I/O modules with thermal by FLIR.

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