Sufi Nawaz

I build stuff

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

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 ┬áthis following link useful: http://hubblesite.org/the_telescope/hand-held_hubble/