The Internet of Things is playground for makers. From practical projects such as pet feeders and automatic blind, to silly things like a texting pot plant, there are as many ways of connecting ordinary object to the internet as you can imagine. Let's explore!
- Meet the mom behind Geek Mom Projects
- Build a flatpack rocket
- Turn 3D printing filament into compost
- Trap a fairy in a lamp (well, a GIF of a fairy)
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Table of Contents
Internet of Things
How I Made: A dive watch
Interview: Debra Ansell
Improviser's Toolbox: Tiles
In the workshop
SoM 3D printing
Tutorial PHA filament
Tutorial RP2040 W
Tutorial Flat-pack rocket
Tutorial Smart plant stand
Tutorial Pinhole photography
Best of Breed
Review Game Boy Camera Wi-Fi printer
HackSpace Magazine: Issue 60
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