Plenty of people enjoy building their own things these days. That’s much easier to do with the right gear. Here are 10+ app smart gadgets and tools makers wouldn’t want to miss:
Cricut Explore Air 2: lets you make greeting cards, stickers, and other home decor items. The machine can handle over 100 materials.
Bare Conductive Touch Board: turns surfaces and objects into sensors. You can use the Arduino plugin installer for sound upload.
Raspberry Pi Nixie Shield: a modular circuit board that lets you connect Nixie tubes to Pi boards. You can program these with Python.
Orbit 1: a desktop electroplater for makers with Bluetooth. It can be used to plate 3D printed objects as long as you use a conductive spray.
Dobot M1: a smart programmable robot capable of 3D printing, engraving, soldering, and picking up and moving objects. It has a payload of 1.5kg.
Aeroscope: a wireless oscilloscope probe for debugging robots, drones, and circuits. It has a range of 200 feet.
Spora: a programmable node with multiple sensors for your projects. It has interchangeable parts, so you can customize it for your specific projects.
Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter: has 15 functions, including AC/DC voltage, resistance, continuity, capacitance, diode test, and frequency. Works with your smartphone.
Shaper Origin: a handheld CNC machine for makers. It has a visual marker system to orient to the work piece. Simply apply Shaper tape around the area to be cut and scan the surface to generate a map. The device will then know what you want to cut and stays oriented to your plan.
Goliath CNC: an autonomous robot for makers. It has omni-directional wheels and smart sensors for calibration.
Dremel Digilab Laser Cutter: can slice through wood, acrylic leather, and paper. It can also engrave glass and anodized metal.
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