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This week on Maker Update, remaking a vintage electroluminescent display, a new family of Arduino Nano boards, humans controlling humans, printing a collapsible lightsaber, a drum cube, and a look at Maker Faire Bay Area.

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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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This guide will not only show you how to make a DIY universal remote, we'll also show how to grab data using a logic analyzer, parse it with Jupyter notebooks, compress it to fit into our little CircuitPython boards, & take advantage of the Python eval function to dynamically load data into memory.

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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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SparkFun offers their RedBoard Turbo development board.

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This week on Maker Update, Donald Bell recaps three days of creation and innovation at the 14th annual Maker Faire Bay Area held at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, California May 17 -19.

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One of the things I've noticed about home security systems is how expensive they are!

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It is easy to use the Particle Photon I2C connections to expand the reach of the circuit hardware with faster reliable communication.

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The SparkFun ESP32 Thing Plus enjoys all the amenities of the ESP32 Thing, but with a few added sparkles.

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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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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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