Make: Cheap Quadcopter Kits, Shopbot Desktop Review, and More – Newsletter

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4 Axis Quadcopter
 
 
Tuesday May 16, 2017
 
 
Top 5 Affordable Quadcopter Kits for Newbies
 
Off-the-shelf drones can get pretty expensive, but here are five options that you can build yourself and won’t break the bank.
 
 
 
 
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Intel Curie - New in stock | Mouser Electronics
 
 
 
 
 
Student Inventions
 

4 Student Inventions That Are Helping Their Communities
  
Four student groups from across the United States each designed and built incredible pieces of tech to better their communities. We were lucky enough to get some of the participants to write down and share their reasonings behind their projects, and explain how they overcame the struggles they faced.

 
 
 
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Sponsored Content
 
 
 
 
 

Intel® Curie™ Low-Power Compute Module at Mouser 
  
Unleash a low-power hardware module for wearables and other industrial devices. Featuring the Intel Quark™ SE SoC, this low-power, 32-bit MCU with 384kB flash and 80kB SRAM memory offers a complete solution that comes with compute, motion sensors, BLE, battery charging and pattern matching capabilities for developing always-on applications.

 
 
 
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Shopbot Desktop
 

Review: Shopbot Desktop Max Gives Pro CNC Router Quality — For a Price
  
The price tag is a little steep, but the ShopBot Desktop MAX retains the precision and software package that made its smaller cousin, the ShopBot Desktop, a great entry-level machine with twice the cutting area.

 
 
 
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Makey Cup
 

Here’s the Dastardly Winner of the Worst Cup Ever Contest
  
We had some really great entries to the Worst Cup Ever contest. Many of you put in some real time and creativity into trying to figure out a cup that would be nearly impossible to drink out of, but in the end Keifer Read pulled out the win with his devious Canteen of Denial.

 
 
 
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Tiny Tuna
 

Tiny Cooking, It’s an Actual Thing!
  
Who knew there was a community of chefs who like cooking in Lilliputian kitchens? It’s real food, just in tiny,tiny proportions.

 
 
 
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Makeshift Airline
 

MakeShift Challenge: Outbreak on a Plane
  
The creator of MacGyver challenges you to use your skills to manage a mysterious outbreak on a passenger plane.

 
 
 
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More from Make:
 
Hebocon is a crappy robot competition that celebrates failure. Their dedication to crappiness is so great that even the winners lament that their bots weren’t crappy enough to lose.
 
Dustin Sloan and Trenton Charlson made a chainsaw-powered tricycle and motorized Little Tikes car and use them to charge around campus.
 
If you gut an old TV, you can replace more of its innards with a Raspberry Pi and make a fully-functioning portable video game console.
 
Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 board brings parallel processing for deep neural networks for visual recognition and other AI tasks. Check out our mini review.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Maker Faires
  
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