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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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The time has come yet again for Maker Faire Bay Area!

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The micro:bit has a simple 5 x 5 red LED matrix that can be used to display a wide range of different things including text, symbols, and animations. However, this display is limited to one color and does have its limitations. In this how-to article we will learn how to connect Adafruit NeoPixels to the micro:bit.

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Press the button to play sound!

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If you’re reading this maybe you’re interested in building your very first robot and being able to program that robot. The MOVE: for the Microbit microcontroller may just be the answer to all of your problems.

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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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