Sufi Nawaz

Weekend Hack: Put a Raspberry Pi in Lego 4200 Grand Prix Racer

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This weekend, my roommate and I put a Raspberry Pi Zero W in Lego 42000 Grand Prix Racer. Sadly, we had to remove the signature piston engine to fit an actual Lego motor, but the outcome was quite satisfactory. Items used: Lego 42000 Power Functions 8293 Raspberry Pi Zero W Jackery Bar Pocket-sized 6000mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger Adafruit DC & Stepper Motor HAT for Raspberry Pi – Mini Kit Miscellaneous lego pieces to fit motor to steering wheel 30RPM Geared DC Motor 8Bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Controller

Peachy 3D Printer – $100 3D printer

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After sharing my last post, a friend of mine shared a link to, what I think, is the most awesome 3D printer out there. I say it’s the most awesome 3D printer, not just because it’s just $100, but because of how truly amazing the concept behind it really is. The creator has successfully funded this project through kickstarter and indiegogo. Check out the kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/117421627/the-peachy-printer-the-first-100-3d-printer-and-sc

NASA Papercraft Models

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NASA Kids provides instructions on how to build paper models of space fleet. Check it out at: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm?Filename=papermodels On a related note, if you’re interested in building a paper model (or other types) of Hubble space telescope, you will find  this following link useful: http://hubblesite.org/the_telescope/hand-held_hubble/

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Google glitch or Political Party Dominance?

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So Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia are both head of two opposing parties in my country, Bangladesh. When translating the text (you can read the text, it’s in English :p) in Google Translator from English to Bengali (a feature recently added), it translates to “Sheikh hasina is Good, Khaleda zia is Bad” both the times.

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