Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold. That's why repair skills are so important! This month we're talking upcycling - the art of making beautiful new projects out of old junk.
Plus: what happens when your just-for-kicks project turns out to be something that loads of people want? We talk to Timon Skerutsch, creator of the Piunora, to find out. And can you use open source technology to keep satellites in orbit? Of course you can - we meet someone who'll tell you all about it.
- Sheet metal CAD
- Logic chips
- PCB buttons
- The smallest RP2040 board we've seen yet
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Table of Contents
Meet the Maker: Timon Skerutsch
How I Made: Mechanical Pico keyboard
Interview: Michael Bretti
Improviser's Toolbox Tyres
In the workshop Musical map
SoM Musical map
SoM Sensory world
Tutorial Laser cutter
Best of Breed
Review Prusa MINI+
Review Solder Party RP2040 Stamp
HackSpace Magazine: Issue 53
Raspberry Pi Press
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