Raspberry PiBoy – Building a Handheld Gaming System from Walnut and Carbon Fiber

DESIGN Portable Raspberry Pi enabled gaming system projects seem to be everywhere. The concept is relatively simple; get an old GameBoy (or other old portable) shell, stuff in a Raspberry Pi Zero as well as some switches, LiPo battery and charger, an LCD screen, and maybe an audio amplifier and you’re set (except for the…


Building the Raspberry Pi Infinity+

For Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 MCM Electronics (my current employer) was fortunate enough to secure a booth next to the Raspberry Pi Foundation where we could lend support by making Pi’s and kits available for purchase at the event. Of course, one does not simply arrive at Maker Faire without a project, so Christian…


Raspberry Pi 7″ Touchscreen Setup, Review, and Case Design

One of the most frequent comments from folks who are trying to build their own Raspberry Pi Tablet (aka “PiPad”) is that a 5V compatible screen is expensive and difficult to source. As far as I know, there is only one supplier and according to many makers, they are frequently out of stock. With yesterday’s…


250mm FPV Y6 Multicopter

What happens when you design a 250mm multicopter for FPV racing with power, lightness, and simplicity in mind?

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Folding Drone Build

Drones are an addiction. You start with something small to learn on, then move on to something bigger like a 3D Robotics drone. You build your it, you fly it, and it’s awesome. Then you crash it and turn your $600 quadcopter into a an unrecognizable pile of parts – at least that’s what happened to me.


Kinder Egg Filament Cleaner

My 3d printer will sometimes goes unused for periods of time (gasp!) I was having some clogging issues and thought that maybe dust could be the cause (the printer shares the mud room with the dog crate, so, you know, dust can be an issue.) My solution was to make a simple filament cleaner using…


3D Printed Baby Gate Brackets

This little project completely justified my purchase of a 3D Printer to my wife. We have a stairway leading to the basement in our house that has a wall on one side and a wooden post/ handrail on the other. Our son Samuel was starting to be very mobile so we knew we had to…


PiPad Build

Two weeks before I had to leave for Maker Faire Bay Area 2013, I decided it was time I built an enclosure for the PiPad. I’d been helping a guy in the Shed Tech Support queue that needed some help with his Maker Faire project, and thought “You know, I want a Maker Faire project…


DiyDrones Arducopter

I did a virtual review of the DIY Drones Arducopter for the Make Ultimate Kit Guide and now I finally get to build one for real! I’m just now starting on the frame and the build is going very smoothly. I’m very excited to get this thing up in the air.


PiPad Prototype

It looks like a bit of a mess right now, but this is the makings of a DIY tablet computer using the Raspberry Pi.