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Build Demolition Man’s verbal morality ticketing machine

Reading Time: 7 minutes In the 1993 action movie Demolition Man, Sylvester Stallone stars as a 1990s cop transported to the near-future. Technology plays a central role in the film, often bemusing the lead character. In a memorable scene, he is repeatedly punished by a ticketing machine for using bad language (a violation of the verbal morality statute). In […]

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SelfieBot: taking and printing photos with a smile

Reading Time: 3 minutes Does your camera giggle and smile as it takes your photo? Does your camera spit out your image from a thermal printer? No? Well, Sophy Wong’s SelfieBot does! Raspberry Pi SelfieBot: Selfie Camera with a Personality SelfieBot is a project Kim and I originally made for our booth at Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2017. Now, […]

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Automatic mazes with Raspberry Pi and recursive backtracking

Reading Time: 3 minutes Engineerish is back with another Raspberry Pi–based project that you didn’t know you needed until now. PRINT MAZES WITH RASPBERRY PI Don’t already have a device around your home that, at the press of a button, prints something cool? Build one! Mine prints randomly generated mazes but why stop there? Thermal printer: https://www.adafruit.com/product/597 Source code: […]

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Randomly generated, thermal-printed comics

Reading Time: 3 minutes Python code creates curious, wordless comic strips at random, spewing them from the thermal printer mouth of a laser-cut body reminiscent of Disney Pixar’s WALL-E: meet the Vomit Comic Robot! The age of the thermal printer! Thermal printers allow you to instantly print photos, data, and text using a few lines of code, with no […]