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HackSpace magazine issue 22 is out now, and our favourite tutorial this month will show you how to make this, a xylophone-playing robot! Build a glockenspiel-playing robot with HackSpace magazine Why spend years learning to play a musical instrument when you could program a robot to do it for you? This month HackSpace magazine, we … Continue reading →
The news that UK Maker Faire was to shut its doors came as a bit of a surprise to many. This vibrant weekend of makers meeting, sharing, and learning was absolutely brilliant, and left us fizzing with ideas after our visits there. We’re sad that it’s gone. Makers being makers though, if there’s demand, it … Continue reading →
You might have heard of RepRap. It’s the project that began at the University of Bath in 2005 with the aim of creating a self-replicating, open-source 3D printer. As is the nature of open source, many other projects have spun off from RepRap, including the Prusa i3. Without RepRap, the field of 3D printing would … Continue reading →
Create something beautiful with silicon, electricity, your endless imagination, and HackSpace magazine issue 16 — out today! LEDs are awesome Basically, LEDs are components that convert electrical power into light. Connect them to a power source (with some form of current limiter) in the right orientation, and they’ll glow. Each LED has a single colour. … Continue reading →
In HackSpace magazine issue 14, out today, Cameron Norris writes about how citizen scientists at Tokyo Hackerspace took on the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Safecast is an independent citizen science project that emerged in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to provide accurate, unbiased, and credible data on radiation exposure in Japan. On 11 March 2011, … Continue reading →
Hey folks, Rob from The MagPi here! Halloween is over and November has just begun, which means CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE! It’s never too early to think about Christmas — I start in September, the moment mince pies hit shelves. What most people seem to dread about Christmas is finding the right gifts, so I’m … Continue reading →
Today is that glorious day of the month when a new issue of HackSpace magazine comes out! The cream of this year’s hardware crop You’re on safe and solid ground with an Arduino, or one of Adafruit’s boards — so much so that many makers get comfortable and never again look at the other options … Continue reading →
In this tutorial from HackSpace magazine issue 9, Paul Freeman-Powell shows you how to keep track of your social media followers, and encourage subscribers, by building a live follower counter. Get your copy of HackSpace magazine in stores now, or download it as a free PDF here. Issues 10 of HackSpace magazine is available online and in stores … Continue reading →
Arduino is officially brilliant. It’s the perfect companion for your Raspberry Pi, opening up new possibilities for robotics, drones and all sorts of physical computing projects. In HackSpace magazine issue 8  we’re taking a look at what’s going on on planet Arduino, and how it can make our world better. This little board and its … Continue reading →
We’re usually averse to buzzwords at HackSpace magazine, but not this month: in issue 7, we’re taking a deep dive into the Internet of Things. Internet of Things (IoT) To many people, IoT is a shady term used by companies to sell you something you already own, but this time with WiFi; to us, it’s … Continue reading →