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Primer Hebocon en Barcelona. El concurso de robots absurdos más destornillante del mundo

Hebocon

¿Qué és y cuando se celebrará la Hebocon?

Hebocon es una competición de robots inverosímiles, creados con material reciclado, chatarra y mucha cinta americana. El día 21 de 19 a 21h, David Cuartielles, uno de los fundadores del proyecto Arduino nos explicará cómo crear todo tipo de robots tronchantes. Trae tus diseños para tunearlos o crea uno nuevo con chatarra que tengas por casa y el día 22 de 17 a 20h celebraremos la competición. El ganador conseguirá un fantástico bote de mermelada casera!!

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The robotic cocktail machine. Part I: Testing the components

Hi everybody! Moises Morató and I are starting to build a robotic cocktail machine. We already know that there are a lot of amazing projects about cocktail machines on the net, but we decided to build our own cocktail machine design, only for fun.

Actually, our first goal is about building a very basic prototype to check all the components. We decided to do an iteration based project, improving the cocktail machine until we will be satifsfied with the results, and because of that, this is not a regular ‘how to’ post. We will write meanwhile we are doing it, and we encourage you to help us with your ideas and suggestions, and maybe, if you like it, you can build your own cocktail machine simultaneusly.

cocktail machine schematics (first iteration)
cocktail machine schematics (first iteration)

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Arcade Bartop

How to build your own bartop arcade with Raspberry Pi

One of the ideas that many makers always think about, is to create your own retro arcade machine. Although there are many tutorials on the net, here I’ll try to make a simple but detailed explanation of all the steps needed to create your own arcade bartop machine, and I hope it can be useful for people that want to to try this amazing experience. The project itself is very easy, but thorough too.

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How to build a photo frame with interactive music using Raspberry Pi

Thanks to the great Ireland photos of Mariona Villavieja and the on-site audio captures by her sister Amanda we set-up the ‘Encounters’ free exhibition on Casa del Libro at Rambla de Catalunya until the end of January. The photo exhibition is composed of 18 30 cm x 30 cm pictures and 2 interactive music photos thanks to the use of a Raspberry Pi, a PIR sensor and a few speakers at the back of each frame.

The easiest way (and not very expensive at all) to do it, is using a Raspberry A+, a USB powered speakers, and a time / sensitivity configurable PIR sensor to control the audio trigger.

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