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This month, we looked a lot at the Raspberry Pi and how we can program it using Python. So, in this project, we will combine a simple external circuit with the Raspberry Pi to create a simple door-locking mechanism that takes advantage of the speech recognition library!

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Flexible PCB Contest with Digi-Key Electronics, Hackaday and Oshpark

Do you have an idea burning in the back of your mind; a design that you just want to get out? Well, flex those creative muscles with the “Flexible PCB Contest” - sponsored by Oshpark, Hackaday and Digi-Key Electronics.

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Learn

Our Learn section is all about helping you understand certain aspects of using electronic components, from simple electronic theory to circuit analysis and fun ways to enhance your skills, making it possible to shorten the amount of time it takes to create a working project.

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CircuitPython The Basics for Rapid Prototyping with Microcontrollers

The Python programming language is revolutionizing the STEM world for development of new and upcoming ideas around evolving technologies.

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ | Maker Minute

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is the latest product in the Raspberry Pi 3 range.

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Top Programs for Decreasing Time to Market

With Time to Market cycles growing smaller, any way to save time while developing is helpful. Now with software tools it is easier than ever before.

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You'll be a rainbow in any storm with the FLORAbrella.

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How to Pick the Right IDE

When starting a microcontroller project, taking a few moments to think about the key factors of the correct IDE to use can save time and effort later.

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All the Internet of Things - Episode 4 - How to Set Up Your Adafruit IO Dashboard

Episode four of All the Internet of Things focuses on a robust Internet of Things service for makers and professional engineers alike: our very own Adafruit IO.

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Digilent PYNQ-Z1 Board

Digilent offers their PYNQ-Z1 board, which is a hardware platform designed to be used with PYNQ, an open-source framework that allows embedded programmers to utilize the capabilities of Xilinx's Zynq all-programmable SoCs without having to design programmable logic circuits.

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Heads up! This tutorial is for the thumb joystick breakout board and shield.

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How Speech Recognition Can Upgrade Your Project

Speech recognition is quickly becoming a feature integrated into products like the Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Apple Siri personal assistants.

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