Face Jam: Evade Facial Recognition

Keep clear from recognition algorithms with these methods.

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Monitor Soil Moisture With An ESP8266 And A Hygrometer

In this article we will take the first step towards developing an intelligent system aimed at monitoring and controlling soil moisture in plants and plantations.

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An RFID Music Box Fit For A Child

Browsing around the internet, looking for cool laser cut projects to do while I’ve got a fancy laser cutter here for review, I found a very interesting looking music box posted to reddit. I thought the design was delightful. While I personally could do without the little figures with built-in RFID tags, this music box […]

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Doubling Down: Google’s AIY Endeavor Leads To A Brand New Board

Google AI is committed to bringing the benefits of AI to everyone, and one of the ways we do this is by building tools to ensure that everyone can access AI. In 2016 I started AIY (do-it-yourself AI) as a new initiative from Google to help students and makers learn about AI through affordable, hands-on […]

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Hacking the Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Into a High Quality Speaker Amp

As soon as I saw IKEA’s announcement for a $99 Sonos-powered Airplay speaker, I was excited for the possibilities its internals could bring. And oh boy, was I right to be. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to whittle away the woefully inefficient compact speaker unit, and bring it to life on a pair […]

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Give Your Plants Some Emotion With A.P.E.X.

I talk to my plants. Maybe I’m crazy, but I suspect that many of you do this too. In this project, you may be able to give your plants the ability to emote back just a little bit. A.P.E.X. is basically just a moisture sensor with some emojis as a display. It isn’t overly complicated, […]

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