The M5Paper ($70) has WiFi and Bluetooth and can be programmed with the Arduino IDE and microPython. The coolest thing about it is its touchscreen eInk display. It also has microSD storage, which makes me think this could be the basis of an offline Wikipedia reader, like the late great WikiReader.
This past year, in my weekly maker tips newsletter, Gareth's Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales, I started a semi-regular column of jargon, slang, and technical terms that I thought would be informative and/or entertaining to my readers. Here is the collected list for 2021. I've also incorporated the jargon and slang that I included in… READ THE REST
I've really been enjoying watching all of the YouTubers' Secret Santa videos. In this one, a favorite YouTube maker of mine, This Old Tony, creates a gorgeous folding knife for Xlya Foxlin. This is the first knife he's ever attempted. As is always the case with a This Old Tony video, there is LOL humor… READ THE REST
It's Secret Santa project time on YouTube. Each year, a dozen or so Tubers draw the names of other video creators and create a cool project for them. This year, Estefannie drew Allen Pan. Allen calls Estefannie a lot to have her read his tarot cards, so for her Secret Santa present to him, she… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Once the holidays are over, organizing, renovating, and refreshing our home spaces is always a great way to kick off the new year. Why not treat yourself to that little crafting… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. What do shopping for furniture, hanging photos on the wall, and doing large-scale art projects all have in common? Aside from making you want to momentarily tear your hair out, these… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Life is full of extraordinary moments, from weddings and graduations to the everyday beauty of fresh snowfall. And while your phone may have some top-notch picture-taking abilities, capturing these snapshots from a new… READ THE REST