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3D Printer from waste CD/DVD and Floppy Drive

Mikelllc, on Instructables.com, shows how to make a < $100 3D printer using waste PC components: CD/DVD drive and old floppy disk drive as X, Y, Z axis stepper motors. The mini 3D printer also need NEMA 17 stepper motor for plastic extruder, since the bigger power is required to drive the plastic filament. RepRap Gen6 electronics and Repetier Host software are also employed there.
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Radxa Rock SBC

Radxa Limited has released its ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core-based Single Board Computers, the Rock Pro and the Rock Lite, as open source hardware (OSHW). It means, you are now allowed to make these products at your home or company, and use them for personal as well as commercial purpose. Documentation of Rock Pro and Rock Lite mini SBC hardware is now available at github, https://github.com/radxa/oshw, under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Dronecode Project UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

EmbeddedSystemNews.Com -- Linux Foundation has launced the Dronecode Project, a colaborative work with leading technology companies, to bring together scattered, existing open source drone projects and build a common, cheaper, better, open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) .
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ARM Embedded System Education Kit

ARM, in collaboration with NXP and Embedded Artists has launched Embedded System Education Kit for university students and educators. The kit is based on NXP's LPC4088, a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCU. The kit includes LPC4088 QuickStart Board and LPC4088 Experiment Base Board, Keil MDK-ARM Pro Dev Suite, and teaching materials. According the ARM press release, the kit costs less than €20 per student/per course.
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