Make: Magazine Volume 49

Make: Magazine Volume 49

In Make Vol. 49, we take a look at the state of micro controllers and single board computers and see how new sub-$10 boards and computers, like Raspberry Pi Zero and C.H.I.P., are changing the barriers to entry and making computing almost disposable.

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What happens when computing is effectively free? At a certain point, computers can’t get much smaller or cheaper. We’ll start caring only whether our computing is “good enough” — that is, it is accessible and performs all the functions needed. Capable computing — that “good enough” tech — is now available for just a few dollars.


In Make Vol. 49, we take a look at the state of micro controllers and single board computers and see how new sub-$10 boards and computers, like Raspberry Pi Zero and C.H.I.P., are changing the barriers to entry and making computing almost disposable. Then check out our convenient tarot board table.


Projects Included
  • Modify a Teddy Ruxpin toy to speak anything you tweet or type
  • Cure your own homemade pancetta and bacon
  • Hack a mannequin to print random shower thoughts from Reddit
  • Much more!